Caring for Your Finish
Q. How long will it take for my finish to cure?
After you have applied Chalk Paint® Wax, you’ll find that it will become dry to the touch very quickly. At this stage, it is still what you might call “soft.” It will start to harden as the solvents in the wax evaporate. This hardening process is known as “curing.” Curing can take between 5 and 21 days. Finishes prefer warm, dry conditions during the curing process; high humidity, cold temperatures, and application thickness can extend drying and curing time substantially.
Of course, you can use your newly finished piece straight away, but you should treat it with extra care until the wax has cured completely.
Chalk Paint® Wax is food safe when completely cured.
Q. How do I care for my painted furniture?
Furniture finished with Chalk Paint® and Chalk Paint® Wax stands up well to everyday wear and tear. Allow your new finish to cure before placing any items that may scratch the surface. Avoid excessive water. Use coasters under water glasses and placemats on dining tables.
Keep away from extreme temperatures or humidity. Like you, your finish prefers a moderate climate!
Clean with a soft cloth and avoid all liquid furniture polishes. To clean marks or stains, use a slightly damp cloth or chamois with a bit of mild soap.
Waxes dissolve in alcohol, so using Chalk Paint® Wax on bars is not advisable.