Good luck! yes, you can use wipe on poly over chalk paint. Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish is a crystal clear, ultra fast-drying protective topcoat. I truly appreciate your sharing how and why, it's so important to add a top protective coat. https://woodcritique.com/blog/can-you-put-polyurethane-over-chalk-paint It was so easy to work with, you just brush it on. Just repaint the piece and then finish with a durable top coat like General Finishes Flat Out. Use a water-based product if you're concerned about color because it won't yellow as much as an oil-based one. I'm curious if you have tried an aerosol spray top coat instead of brush on? PICKUP ONLY NJ - U PICK & CHOOSE - Paint Primer Sealer Polyurethane R-35 . 2- chalk paint. No need to sand or prime before using." It is more hard wearing and better when using on a often used item like a bed or table. I find that the finish is much more durable than wax and you don’t have to worry about reapplying it in a few months. Let dry 2-3 hours. Great article for beginner. $24.13. After a few days, the solvent will begin to degrade the plastic, so don’t use plastic for long-term storage. It’s recommended that you do always seal your chalk paint. Is it okay to use two different materials on different areas of the furniture?Would love to hear your opinion,Thx,Andrea. Your comments are like sunshine and chocolate! Your page is very helpful! :) Thanks for the post! I know there are many more options available, but these are a few tried and true favorites that are still very affordable. (i really dont want to sand it down after taking so long to paint it. It’s no the best option to use a sealing wax. Hi Christy,hmm, I find wax to give a very matte finish. I'm so confused as to what to use different people say different thing. Thank you so much for your time! Will polycrylic yellow over time? You're awesome for doing it! It's white so I'm terrified to move on to sealing and unsure which ones will not end up yellowing. This works best for pieces that aren’t used often. (after wax dries) AS wax does not allow a wipe on poly after waxing for durability but La Craie does?? Wax? I like the way the chalk paint looks as is, but I put it on kitchen cabinets and want to make sure the finish doesn’t get damaged from day to day use. So sorry for your trouble! I do have two questions though.....1. I just newly started doing chalk paint. I'm thinking a bit of a sheen? The sanding exposed the original paint and it looks terrible. Shake Minwax® Wipe-On Poly container thoroughly before and during use to eliminate settling on the bottom of the can. I don’t have the required ventilation in my shop for spraying, and I don’t really have space outside my house to set up. Was the top done with Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze metallic spray paint? I have used a few of these products but I always enjoy learning about more options. Once the wax hardens, it provides your furniture piece with a strong protective finish. Hi Cindy! No. They are permanent unless you paint over them. Cleans up is easy with just some warm water. I'm not loving the look of the wax. Great post Cindy! Yes, flat paint will give you the best, chalky-like results! Let it cure. And how long after painting can I apply either? You need to sand the wax off before applying a poly. Otherwise, try adding black acrylic paint into the chalk paint pot (start with 1 tablespoon), mix well, and see if that helps! I’ve used this on many chalk painted dressers I’ve refinished. However it is getting a lot of wear and tear and water spots are everywhere. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. I have a coffee table that I used wax on but my children have really scratched it (not in a pretty way). Otherwise, please look for my response under the post where you left it! My wife and I recently sanded down and painted an old kitchen table and china cabinet. I ordered chalk paint and I'm so excited! Wipe on a coat of poly like you did on the table…use a white paper towel. I saw you reference use poly top coat and then wax. Haven't used it yet. The chair is in a light blueish green. Has anyone ever used Minwax Wipe on Poly for chalk paint. Is one quart enough? Howard Feed N Wax is my go-to for pieces that I want the polished look too. Be sure to reapply regularly. Let me know in the comments! Chalk Paint Waxes will seal, protect, and enhance durability of furniture, cabinets, walls, and home decor painted with Chalk Paint decorative paint. 1-sand and prep. How to you best recommend sanding off the wax without damaging the color underneath? Thank you so much Cindy. I'm going to reapply the chalk paint and finish with a poly. I'm painting a snow man on a cabinet door for my front porch. I don't recommend wax for heavily used surfaces such as tables. Great information! Michelle, I'm so glad my top coat options post was helpful for you! Once stirred, I got my t-shirt damp and rung out the excess water. I refinished a bookshelf/bench with my own diy chalk paint and a dark glaze to give it a grained look. I used polycrylic on my repurposed chalk painted bathroom vanity about 2 years ago and it still looks as good as the first day I completed it. That's when you want to use a poly top coat. I like to use straight dark wax on my pieces that I've painted black. Cindy, this post was SUPER helpful! Here are a few of my painted furniture projects featuring some of the products mentioned . For a top coat, I use just a cheap chip brush. For a matte finish, simply rub it in. Maybe a Google search will help? The end result is always beautiful. Hi CindyIn the past I've used the clear coat protection but in time, the piece ended up yellowing.I have a cabinet I just finished painting with chalky paint that I need to seal. Thank you! I painted a dresser with white chalk paint and when I applied the water poly top coat it turned yellow. Does it work as well? /Becky blmurphy1965@gmail.com, Hi Cindy,I would like to ask your opinion. I happen to really enjoy the process of making something old and ugly 'new' again!! I won't lie...painting is hard work! After painting, you might be wondering how to seal and protect your gorgeous project. My Privacy Policy is available to view here. Thanks for adding that, Zovesta! Wash the surface. ... (and wipe off) with a Valspar latex eggshell paint. Hi, I recently tried repainting an older glossy kitchen table with black chalk paint which turned out nice but once I tried putting on the Rustoleum clear coat it looked like I had mixed in white paint and the result looks terrible. This wax will fuse with the Chalky paint, making it very strong. Make sure the paint is fully dry and free of dust, dirt and grease before you begin. These cookies do not store any personal information. I have chalk painted with AS graphite and looked greay, now I have BEHRs tried classic noir..looks like a darker grey. Can You Put Polyurethane Over Chalk Paint - Though the paint is a bit thicker than latex, then it does not necessarily cover 1 jacket? Poly is very durable, inexpensive and watertight. Protects all timber surfaces with a highly durable, water and heat resistant film. The piece will get heavy wear with 2 kids climbing on it constantly. On the whole, they're a more durable product and able to withstand more wear and daily abuse. I am sharing with you a list of some of my favorite chalk paint sealers I regularly use and love. Choose a varnish for heavily used pieces and a wax for the lesser-used ones. I liked this chalk paint wax when I was going for a more glossy look. I would definitely use a soft brush over a foam brush. What would you recommend to get the waxed look but also lasts? Chalk paint needs to be waxed. Any recommendations for your favorite chalk paint and poly for kitchen cabinets? Sorry! Water based poly, such as polyacrylic, it's not the best option for anything left in direct sunlight (nor is any wax) or for items that will be subject to constant moisture, water or chemicals! Do you think it will work over the chalk paint? Unlike water-based polyurethanes, you don't have to wo… I have seen the little round brushes but didn't know if they were necessary or not (that stuff gets expensive!)Thanks! Appropriate for mill work, furniture, cabinets, garage doors, windows, decks, and more. Since I have 3 more pieces to cover, plus this desk, I realize that spraying is probably my best bet. After putting the first layer of poly (watet based polyurethane)and lightly sanding it (320 sandpaper) I was so sad! I was planning to use a brown wax to antique the frame. Thx LG, I have a question. Great information. I don't recommend it. Any advice? My Home Depot has the Rust-Oleum Chalked matte top coat only in aerosol spray can, not a brush on quart. It’s the perfect option for a dining room table. But I really don't know...I don't use spray paint much and am not an expert! On the bed, try scratching a small area with your fingernail to see if the paint easily scratches off. Hi Cindy! How long do i need to wait for the paint to cure to apply a lacquer or top coat. I would hesitate using spray paint over chalk paint! Wow all so good tips, thank you for posting them! I couldn't find heavy body acrylic, and to be honest, all of the bending over to paint this desk took a toll on me. Chalk Paint 101, written for the chalk paint newbie. Poly is watertight and durable. We're leaving the waxes behind now and moving on to the I have the wipe on that does not yellow. Its smooth brushability ensures fewer brushstrokes and minimal grain raising on wood. I'm doing my first chalk paint project and it's turning old cabinets into a vanity for our apartment. Please click my Disclosure Policy to learn more. Hi Mindy, Hi Cindy. Yes, you can absolutely use two different top coat products to seal and protect your piece! I'd like to think I've come a long way since then, but I am always eager to learn more. What do you think? top coats known as polys. Also water based poly is infamous for leaving streaks on a large surface(like a dining table top) and sheen will not be consistent. Will I need to apply a clear wax in between? I have used clear wax inside a hutch and it's held up beautifully! Feed-N-Wax can be used on finished or unfinished wood to help preserve and keep the wood from drying out, fading, or even cracking. Need your help! No I haven't, sorry. Waxes are applied easily with a brush or a soft, clean rag. I am in process of painting my kitchen cabinets in Linen white chalk paint (Rustoleum) and love them so far- but worried about the top coat.. Bought General Finishes Premium water-based top coat (FLAT) and praying it doesn't yellow them or bubble- like in some reviews I've seen. I used Minwax Polycrylic over pale grey Valspar Chalk paint and the Minwax Polycrylic left yellow streaks. Now that it's on, I want a darker finish than the navy blue Rustoleum Chalked. Yes you can put polyurethane over chalk paint. Thanks again. What I would probably do if it were me... the easiest thing, would be to use dark wax over the paint. It sounds like you have some exciting projects ahead of you! Can I use Polyacrylic as my top coat over the fusion paint. Then you can follow up with your paint of choice. I always sand before the top coat, not after! I am also not sure if without a top coat could the paint also do harm to a persons clothing? Thanks so much. You could apply a glaze (either purchased or mixed yourself by watering down dark brown paint and rubbing on and off with a rag). You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. What do you recommend So instead I grabbed the can of chalk paint matte top coat made specifically for this chalk paint by Rust-Oleum. I'm talking dining and kitchen table tops that are used multiple times a day. Depending on what the piece will be used for, and your desired look, consider one of these chalk paint topcoat options. And do you think it will work over the other pieces without any priming? I'll have to check it out. I found it very informative. This is the first time I've been on your site and I do love everything I have seen. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. You can follow this link to see how https://www.diybeautify.com/2015/09/how-to-make-diy-chalk-paint-using-store-samples.htmlDark wax alone will not give a black look, but is great to use over black paint!Hope this helps! So not only did I end up wih several coats of chalk paint, but had to sand it off and apply shellac to seal the wood and pretty much start over. Like with any wax, it needs to be reapplied every few months. I love my Purdy 2" angled Cub brush, it can get into tight spaces perfectly! Also keep in mind chalk paint is meant to be sanded or “distressed”. Good luck! Again, some people like to use special brushes for wax. Take a teaspoon of mineral spirits and add it to the wax. You will need a kcma compliant top coat if you'd like them to stand up to years of wear and tear and look professional. Lori, when you say you want to "get the waxed look", I'm not sure if you're talking about the antique finish that dark wax gives or the soft sheen of furniture wax. I'm the kind of person who learns as I go which isn't always the most successful way to go about things ;) So, this is something I will definitely refer back to! Cindy, Thank you so much for this!! Some are just better options for others but water-based and oil-based polyurethane can go over chalk paint just like latex paint. ? You'd be better off using the Top Coat made by General Finishes. General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. Thank you! Some clear waxes tend to turn your white painted furniture a dingy color...so if you want it to be pure white, I'd use a white wax. 2 or 3 light coats would be perfect! Polyvine Wax finish is in my opinion, the best of both worlds. The finish is crystal clear and  dries quickly. I'd like to add poly is essentially liquid plastic. 1 quart should be enough paint for 2 small desks. Just remember that all images and text on this site are property of DIY beautify. For instance, dark wax is used when you want to antique and deepen the color, white wax softens the look and tones down the color and clear wax is just for protection...it doesn't alter the color at all. Find this Pin and more on How to … As far as brushes go, it's a very personal thing. Feed-N-Wax helps introduce conditioning oils that ‘feed’ the wood while providing a protective coating of beeswax and carnauba wax. That's for those of you repainting cabinets in bath or kitchen! Do I need to apply wax after poly. It depends on the humidity levels and temperatures. For wax, I do like to use a round brush or one with a short, flexible handle (Wooster sells some here https://amzn.to/2EcK0FS). 4-wax (i love ma craie-my favorite). I'm renovating a kitchen dresser with a hutch (first time ever using chalk paint). :) Miniwax has a great selection of them. You cannot clean these surfaces with household chemicals! Is this something you'd be interested in reading? Wow! I would suggest doing a Google search to find out more! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge, you’ve been more helpful to many of us than you could know. Thanks! Minwax Wipe On Poly Many of you have been refinishing and restaining furniture, specifically dining tables. If all goes well, I'll be doing two simple desks and some other pieces. Can I use a poly on top of this or do I have to sand and start all over? Thank you for the Pin Debra! Applying Wipe-On Polyurethane : Wipe-On (also called oil-based) polyurethane blends the best of both worlds of finishing: the high durability and protection of polyurethane with the simple wipe on application of an oil finish. You have really educated me on the options and the best products for the jobs! The wipe-on version of polyurethane is the same as the brush on. But it's not overly complicated to make your own chalky type paint, and your wallet will definitely thank you! Can you use wipe on poly over chalk paint? make your own DIY chalk paint in store sample paint pots for about $3. Visit budgetwisehome.com for more easy and budget friendly decorating ideas. It is not hard, just another step. Yes, I do remember your question way back when...and yes, you have come a long way :) I'm so glad you found this information helpful! So for your painted bed, unless you want to antique it I would choose clear or white wax. Wax is rubbed on/buffed off, poly is brushed on. For a glossy sheen, buff the wax after applying. Whether using wax or poly, do You have to lightly sand your painted piece before applying? I’m really new at any of this and was wondering if there is any way to add colour to the topcoat. No I haven't, but I have tried the Rustoleum Chalked spray paint and really liked it! I’ve seen and heard some amazing reviews though. Thank you for stopping by to party at Sweet Inspiration this weekend! ALL OF THEM WILL! Any type of polyurethane can be used over chalk paint. I was excited that Polycrylic was the best to go for durability but then Angela's post says it will turn yellow. Vinyl paints, as mentioned before, are not eco-friendly. Thank you so much for your time! Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it takes several hours longer to dry. It’s super easy to work with and the durability is amazing. Thanks so much! Americana Decor wax is very liquidy. I think a top coat may also make the finish feel not as rough. NEVER the other way around. 1) Lightly sand the wax off, apply another coat of paint and then poly. Have a nice day! Best of luck . I recommend for your second coat to wet your brush first, it will help the second coat go on smoother. Best advice is to have me apply acrylic polyurethane on top of mural to protect it from damage and to be easier to wipe off. I'm going to try out the GF flat finish. Creating a beautiful home on a budget IS within reach! Oh no, so sorry you had that experience! It has a very gentle sheen like wax produces and is very protective. There may be those who disagree with me, but. The second way to paint over wax is to remove it first. If the cabinets get hit with direct sunlight, I might reconsider the top coat because I've found the sun can cause yellowing over time. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Polycrylic is a one and done type of product, unlike a chalk paint wax that you’d have to reapply every few months. I recently used black chalk paint on our dining table and used a soft wax to seal. No, wax should always be last! Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint? The wipe-on version of polyurethane is the same as the brush on. How to apply wipe on poly over paint: To begin I started by simply stirring my wipe on poly tough coat with a paint stick I used a thinner one so that it would fit into the opening of the bottle once the lid was off. You can CLICK HERE to view the entire laundry room makeover for under $200! I've had great success with wax and tend to rely on that! You are welcome to use one or two photos as long as a link back to my original post is included. It's truly matte. So, find a good outdoor spray poly to best protect your piece and then once that's dry, apply the dark antiquing wax. That should let you know the origin of the streaking. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste!!! It is recommended for furniture, antiques, woodwork, cabinets, doors, paneling and accessories that do not need a hard protective coat of polyurethane. My boyfriend and I painted our bare wood kitchen cabinets with magnolia chalk white paint. Also, my cats love to sleep on these chairs and I am a little worried about the wax rubbing off on their fur over time. We did three coats. An easy way to loosen it up and give it more of a liquidy feel is to add mineral spirits to it. Do you have any suggestions on what’s to use? I mixed annie sloan's empire gray and black pepper, turned out so pretty almost bluish looking (I'm obsessed) however then I used general finishes top coat with a foam brush and it left white streaks all over I tried to sand and made it worse I don't know what to do!! Chalk Paint 201, a review of specific chalk paint brands. Follow directions for application instructions and dry times. Reply Delete. Delisa,you apply wax OR poly, not both! As an Amazon Associate, this blog earns from qualifying purchases. However, it's too complicated to share here and requires it's own post. What should I use as a top coat for them outside? Beware though, unsealed chalk paint is more susceptible to the elements such as chipping, and wearing. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. I used this on my dining room table and I am still thrilled with the results. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop or edit any of my images without first obtaining written permission from me. You'll have to sand down the chips a little first so you have a smooth surface to paint! This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Price: $8-$25 per pint (Note, this is the price per pint, while the other sealers have the … The process of painting a piece of furniture can be time-consuming. I can return it if I need to. After a little research, the actual properties of the product makes it a water-based acrylic….which is different than a water-based poly. in your laundry, It has a white and cream bottom-that's what it looks like to me. HELP! I am wondering how you achieved the dark top on your short cabinet? Love this post..thank you for the info..looking forward to chalk painting as a beginner and also making my own chalk paint.. You make it seem like it may be a breeze..lets hope so��. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. These are great questions Amanda! Resanding between wax coats is not necessary! Darker stains will bleed through chalk paint. What do you think of that or do you have a better suggestion? All your pieces are so beautiful and it's lovely having everything in one place for easier reference. I really like using the Polycrylic on pieces that are going to be used regularly, specifically high traffic areas. Thanks. I just finished painting my kitchen cabinet in chalk paint and I need to seal it and I don't really want to wait so long for the wax. Any type of polyurethane can be used over chalk paint. Thank you! Check out my DIY chalk paint recipe. I'm planning to use soft wax, clear and dark on it. The poly won’t really make a latex paint (sounds like you used latex) appear darker like it does with chalk-style paint, however. My guess is that the light wax was not enough protection! Hi Cindy! Help spread the word. Polyacrylic on chalk paint and now I have painted a rocking chair in Fusion paint and Want a higher sheen that the tough coat from fusion. That was the same for the chalk paint sealer. It looks awesome, but I am concerned about the chairs. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint on my kitchen cabinets a couple years ago. It’s the most durable. Hi Cindy, i need some advice please. That being said you don’t necessarily have to seal it. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Do you remember way back when I has asked you about Chalk Paint and you took the time to answer me? I need your help!! I find that in terms of durability, Polyvine Clear Wax Finish Varnish is my preferred choice. Just keep in mind that WAX IS ALWAYS LAST.Just like when you wax a car, wax is the very last thing you do for a beautiful finish and protection. You can brush it on. I am novice in the chalk paint and i found many answers and help from your article.Thank you very much!Max Papadopoulos, Thanks for your post Cindy. If the chalk paint dried rough, use a fine sanding sponge to knock back the rough feeling, doing with a light touch. General Finishes focuses on state of the art water-base finishes and waterbourne coatings, and is the country's leader in waterbased finish technology offering wood stains, dye stains, top coats, gel stains, exterior wood finishes, liquid oilbase stains, water based lacquers furniture paint. I have a very small kitchen table I'd like to paint white except for the top-I really want it dark and sleek. Hello, Your post was very helpful. Pinning and Sharing is always welcome and appreciated. These pieces will be getting a lot of use so we want to make sure they are protected! Dip your rag into the finish, squeeze out the excess and wipe on. If you make your own chalk paint, does the finish of the latex paint matter? Mix them together completely. You can read the tutorial for that little dresser here https://www.diybeautify.com/2015/03/dresser-upcycle-with-labeled-drawers.html. 2) Use mineral spirits in a well-ventilated area to remove the wax and then apply poly OR 3) if you’re using the same brand name say Annie Sloan CP w Annie Sloan Wax, simply apply a coat or two of AS paint over your wax, and then poly. I previously chalk painted and then glazed but the glazing process took off some of the paint. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. ... Chalk paint is not supposed to be poly'd. © 2018-2020 West Magnolia Charm All Rights Reserved. Lesley: Before the days of chalk paint when your only choice was to sand and prime, glaze was how you antiqued. Or do I have to sand and repaint them again? Be careful to apply very thin coats. Thank you, I'm so glad this post has been helpful. You blended everything so lovely, in your home. Thanks for the great info! Try repainting and then sealing with white wax! I used it on stained wood before but never chalk paint. Original Waterproofing Sealer 1 gal. Step 7 – Polyurethane or Wax Over Chalk Paint (or skip to OPTIONAL color washing) You may want to use a wax and if so, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions. It's so much fun to transform something with paint! It gives a similar feel as wax and the sheen is easy to get even. If you are using vinyl paint, then be certain you receive the ideal kind of paint, and then adhere to the aforementioned guidelines to paint and prepare the surface. Have I permanently messed up? Hi Rhonda, congrats on your new home! Allow more time on humid days. Many say use dark wax to achieve the black color that I want; however this is a table. I assume that when I apply it that way that I need to apply a few more coats for extra durability like when using true Wipe-On Polyurethanes. I'm here to show you how! Varathane Soft-Touch Poly in Matte is a great top coat for chalky paint. Chalk painted furniture has such a beautiful look to it. With the ease and versatility of all the chalk and refinishing paints on the market, it can be an easy choice for your next project. The drawback to using different products is that your finish may look different (sheen). Everywhere else I'm planning to use "only" the wax. Flip it over and read the fine print. You might be able to lightly sand the poly off and then either re-apply with a lighter touch or use wax. I don’t want to … So I bought Rust-Oleum Universal Black Satin. Snowman in acrylics and door frame with chalk paint. Sounds like it might be the answer. I painted a table using Rust-oleum chalk finish. I have three more pieces to do after this desk and every piece will be situated close together. I want to protect the paint from wear. For instance, do you use satin, flat, semi-gloss? I love using chalk paint for all my furniture makeovers. Do I need to sand it to add more wax? With the lid in place, the poly will remain fresh for a couple days. Well they look horrible now. Are topcoats a no go with black chalk paints or did I screw up somewhere? Such a helpful post for this beginner! Apply a liberal amount of Wipe-On Poly to a clean, soft, lint-free cloth and rub it into the wood. Sometimes you need the ultimate protection. Any of the brands listed in this post, including our top pick, can be used if you want to use poly over chalk paint. And do you think it will work over the other pieces without any priming? This is an excellent reference post. Can my mural be painted outdoors? Would love your opinion! 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