Are brushes for chalk paint wax a necessity?

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My first chalk paint piece was a tall dresser using AS. I finished with a clear wax that I applied and buffed with a soft cloth. My next project is an old, very large pantry cabinet. The wax brushes are very expensive but, I'm wondering if they make the job much easier. What to use for buffing? Thanks for the help!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 13, 2015
    It is recommended to use the wax brush on your project.It does not necessarily make the job easier.the wax will be applied correctly.As for buffing use a lint free cloth.
    • Denise Denise on Oct 13, 2015
      Thanks for the help. Starting to think that a brush is worth purchasing.
  • Linda Linda on Oct 13, 2015
    I used an inexpensive chip brush instead of the expensive wax brush with excellent results.
  • Linda Linda on Oct 13, 2015
    I use a wax brush. Tried the cloth method but feel the brush better serves my needs.
  • Linda Linda on Oct 13, 2015
    I researched, too, and one professional furniture refinisher suggested chip brushes.
  • Patricia Patricia on Oct 13, 2015
    If you plan to do a lot of chalk paint projects the investment in wax brushes is definitely worth it. I have found the wax brushes do a better job on the larger projects and saves time, too. I have both a large and small wax brush by Annie Sloan and use both frequently, but mine were given to me as a gift. There are other brands available that are less expensive; just google "wax brushes".
    • Denise Denise on Oct 13, 2015
      Thanks so much for the advice. I'm feeling that I should invest in a good brush. May well be worth the investment. You talked me into it!
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