The Purple Painted Lady® receives a lot of calls and emails regarding product questions. One that seems popular lately is, “What is the difference between Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®- Wax VS Soft Wax?”
I see new product with different names Is chalk paint wax different from soft wax? How so ? And what about the lacquer? It sounds like they are all matte unless they're buffed
Annie Sloan does not have a “new” wax product, BUT she does have new branding and product labels ….which has caused a little confusion.
So, the “soft wax” and “Chalk Paint® Wax” are the SAME product. Nothing has changed regarding the product or it’s composition or it’s qualities. : )
When using Chalk Paint® on furniture or cabinetry- I prefer to seal it using Chalk Paint® Wax.
Chalk Paint® Wax is water resistant. So, if you have a spill that happens- you can wipe it off and the surface will be fine. BUT any standing water for lengthy amounts of time, could cause issues. But long standing water or spills can cause an issue with Lacquer too.
Truly – any after-market product you are using- is not meant to have standing water on it for extended periods. Coasters or place mats should always be used. My dining room table is stained wood and I always use a place mat on it to protect it and to keep it looking beautiful.
For furniture and cabinetry, I personally feel that wax is so much easier to use versus Lacquer. For example, you can begin using your using your piece immediately after your wax application versus Lacquer that has a dry time of 12 hours. But if you are painting floors, tile or steps, then Lacquer is the way to go!
Lacquer will only have a matte to satin finish. Lacquer cannot be buffed to change the sheen or to make it shinier…..but Chalk Paint® Wax can!
Over the next year- you will see all of Annie’s products changing over to this new labeling. We love it and are excited about it!
Here is some important information about using Lacquer since it does NOT behave like paint. It is critical you read and follow the instructions we provide!!!!
If looking to purchase Annie Sloan products- we are here to help you! Both on-line OR at one of our two locations in NY!
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