Oh, it’s Friday, peeps!!!  I’ve had a fun-filled week of painting pieces & getting my Spring craft on.  I had to take advantage of all that painting & pop in for a quick tutorial.

Most of the questions I receive in my inbox are related to painting & sealing furniture.  Since the chalk paint craze began, most of the questions revolve around how to wax furniture.

Kinda like when Nate Berkus asked me if I was a waxer.


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In all seriousness, I thought it was time to do another quick demo, and to address some of the most common troubleshooting questions.


There are different times to use different sealants, but here’s the thing:  if we apply them in the right way, give the finish time to cure, and realize we’re dealing with hand-painted furniture, we’ll be happy with whichever finish we choose.

The trunk you see in this video (waxed with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Clear) is totally smooth now, and the wax is curing as we speak…after 1 day, I was able to run my hand over it without any tackiness.

What I will tell you is I love furniture wax (Annie Sloan & Minwax Paste Finishing Wax are my faves)…and you can get a shiny finish using it by buffing when your piece is ready.


I’ll do a quick video to show you how I buff it when it’s ready…feel free to ask any questions in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer any I can!

***P.S.  If you liked this video, you’ll probably like this post that has 2 of my most viewed chalk paint/wax tutorials.

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