How do you apply the poly over chalk paint? Using a good quality synthetic brush (Purdy’s are my preference) apply the poly in the direction of the natural wood grain.Using long, even strokes, work in one direction only, and try not to “over work” it by going back and forth into the wet area. I have completed three projects with Annie’s chalk paint have loved the results. I am getting ready to post my second project and would love to refer my readers to your great FAQ post. To wax or not to wax? Ah… The age old question: “To wax or not to wax over chalk paint?” OK, so maybe it isn’t the question that’s been around for as long as chalk paint itself, but it is definitely a dilemma I’ve been facing more and more… I love it when the launch of a new product provides the perfect excuse to tackle a well over-due project. Such was the case with the release of Black Wax by Annie Sloan. Teamed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Antibes Green” it seemed like the perfect way to jazz-up some blah file drawers I EDITED 11/24/14: I wrote this post well over a year ago and still get weekly emails asking me questions about my process. I want to say here that ALL I know about painting with chalk paint and waxing is here in this post. 6 Apply the wax.. Chalk paint lacks a sealer that most paint has and, therefore, requires a wax to seal the color and keep water or other debris from getting in the finish. .
Pictured below: Annie Sloan & Nancy Chace. Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint® to answer the need she had for a versatile paint that could be used in a variety of applications. The best chalk paint paint tips for beginners. Easy to follow tips and tricks for learning to use chalk paint. The perfect tutorial for a new painter. NOTE: Last winter, I removed the doors and repainted the upper cabinets because I found the Old White to be too cream-colored, but another option you may want to try is Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint.After a year, the uppers looked dull and dirty to me. .