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How to remove wax and add a second coat of Chalk paint?

The finally sanding must have removed too much paint. This is only my 2nd try painting upholstery. #1 Red kitchen chair & substitute for stool back #2 original stool 3rd nasty stool back

Current substitute for stool back and my 1st Chaulk paint Red upholstery kitchen chair.

Original stool - Very dark blue.

7 comments
  • Sharon
    Sharon Florence, OR
    on Jul 16, 2017

    You could throw some old cotton rags on it and iron the wax off.

    • Raekaynnelson
      Raekaynnelson
      on Jul 16, 2017

      Same way I get wax off carpet . . . Thanks should have thought of this!

  • KAREN
    KAREN New Berlin, WI
    on Jul 17, 2017

    you can also use newspaper,,

    • Raekaynnelson
      Raekaynnelson
      on Jul 17, 2017

      I have used brown paper bags in the past on waxed carpet . . . Just did not think candle wax and furniture wax in the same brain flash. ThNks for your help with this issue.

  • Catherine Finch
    Catherine Finch Tacoma, WA
    on Jul 17, 2017

    All you have to do is lightly sand it so the surface will hold the paint again

    • Raekaynnelson
      Raekaynnelson
      on Jul 17, 2017

      Wow, that seems the most efficient as I would have to sand it after using the iron method anyway. Thank you for your advice.

  • Raekaynnelson
    Raekaynnelson
    on Jul 17, 2017

    Great responses to my chaulk paint-wax issue. Thanks to everyone!

  • Paul Boehme
    Paul Boehme
    on Jul 17, 2017

    Dry ice freezes wax, will crumble , vaccuum. Razorblade if on glass. Heat transfer to another cloth, but drives wax deeper into both.

    • Raekaynnelson
      Raekaynnelson
      on Jul 17, 2017

      Wonderful advice, thanks, now I have to ponder which method I'll use for this situation.

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid South Africa
    on Jul 17, 2017

    Sanding would work the best plus it gives the chalk paint something to grab onto

    • Raekaynnelson
      Raekaynnelson
      on Jul 18, 2017

      I do think you have the idea assessed clearly. Time and skill wise this action is in my capabilities. Thanks for the help, I appreciate your idea.

  • Peggy
    Peggy Ayden, NC
    on Jul 17, 2017

    Paper towel on wax, then iron. Move paper towel around as it soaks up melted wax. Works super good and it's cheep.

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