Asked on Jun 18, 2013

Dark waxes for chalk paint

DonnaJohni FairleyVintage Storehouse & Co.


Does anyone know where you can purchase dark wax to use with chalk paint? I am on a budget and I need a wax that is not over the moon expensive, but will still perform very well. Thank you
7 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 18, 2013

    I've picked up dark Briwax at my local hardware store. They only come in the standard sized can which will last a very long time.

  • Mary Insana
    on Jun 18, 2013

    I bought a sample size of dark wax from Fabulous Finish.

  • Lynn Scapatici Couch Myers
    on Jun 19, 2013

    I have used shoe polish (the kind in the tin, not the bottle) on several pieces over the years that were painted with acrylic or latex paint, and it works beautifully for me & you can't get much cheaper than that. Plus you have several color options depending on how dark you'd like it to be. Although I have not used it with chalk paint yet, so you may want do a test piece to see how dark it will be. You can also customize colors by combining colors or adding clear polish to a darker color to lighten it up, etc..

  • Junk Gypsee
    on Jun 19, 2013

    Shoe polish is one of my are the shoe polishing brushes!! I also make my own wax out of beeswax, linseed oil and burnt umber stain. Here is the link to where I got my, cheap!! Here is another... After reading the ingredients in CeCe Caldwell's wax, it's basically car wax..carnauba wax, I decided to go to some of the old recipes my grandmother used and they're cheap and durable. I make my own chalk paints too now...but that's another topic...xoxo There are tons of online'll do fine. xoxo

  • Vintage Storehouse & Co.
    on Jun 19, 2013

    You can also try Fiddes Supreme wax in Jacobean. Its just like Annie Sloans dark wax - they have other colors as well, but I am in love with Jacobean. And its smooth like butter and easy to work with. It runs about $19 per 500ml can. I order mine here, but there are many other retailers. I don't have a local retailer near me, but you might have one close by to you that you can order it from!

  • Johni Fairley
    on Jul 31, 2015

    I found it at my local WalMart.

  • Donna
    on Feb 24, 2016

    I bought VALSPAR CHALK PAINT, VALSPAR SEALING WAX, VALSPAR ANTIUING WAX (DARK WAX) @ Lowes. They are definitely less expensive than ANNIE SLOANs products, but they do a good job if used correctly. The chalk paint covers well, the sealing wax works really well if you brush it on evenly. Let it dry for at least two hours before you try to do any buffing. If it is not tacky to the touch after the two hours, you can buff with steel wool or you can apply the dark (antiquing) wax. Let the dark wax dry for at least 10 minutes and then buff with steel wool vs soft cloth. In my experience, I used a (000) Fine Steel Wool to buff and it gave me a nice sheen.

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