Annie Sloan Soft Wax, Clear finish, Large Tin, (500 ml tin)
Clear Wax finish is used to provide a protective finish to surfaces and objects painted with Chalk Paint ™. We strongly suggest using Clear Soft Wax before applying Dark or Black Soft Wax, to offer best ability to control amount of Dark or Black Soft Wax finish to paintwork. If there is one tin of wax you should get for adding a protective finish to paintwork, it should be Clear Soft Wax.
Annie Sloan Soft Wax is the consistency of soft butter so it is easy to apply. Apply wax with a wax brush or rag. Clear Soft Wax is completely colourless and has very little odour. Apply in thin coats to dry paintwork, working the wax into the paintwork well (like rubbing a hand cream into skin of the hand), so it is just lightly damp to the touch, but not a greasy layer (that you can push around with your finger, as example) or strongly tacky. Wax dry times may vary depending on ambient conditions, like temperature, humidity, etc. Allow wax to dry over night or 24 hours, then if a light sheen is desired, give a buff with a lint free soft cloth or a soft bristle buffing brush. If no sheen is desired, then no buffing required. Waxed paintwork surfaces can be used once the wax is dry, but some care is best taken prior to full curing. Waxed paintwork takes 2-3 weeks for a full curing of the paint and wax finishes.
The cured finish is also water-repellent so it can be used on timber surfaces as well as paintwork, such as dining room tables or timber table, desk, or dresser tops. You can also colour the Clear Soft Wax with a little Chalk Paint ™. Annie recommends applying Chalk Paint ™, waxing it and then sanding it for the best results.
Wipe clean regularly with a damp cloth although for tougher marks use a proprietary spray cleaner and then re-wax.
Recommend to store tin of wax in a cool or sheltered place, away from direct sources of heat or sunlight. If wax melts, put tin in a cooler place to allow it to firm up. Some settlement or compression of wax may occur in the tin in shipping transit or storage, but this does not affect the wax product or its use.