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. Frequently asked questions about chalk paint. Important things to know regarding chalk paint. The Do’s and Don’ts of chalk painting to ensure the perfect finish 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. 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… .
“Oh happy day!” is the name of this tune, my friends! Here’s little DIY Chair Makeover so you can sing along with me. Painting Upholstery with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ® .