Chalk paint and wax

I painted a table with chalk paint and let dry. I put the wax on top, started to wipe off and it pulled my paint up.
Now I'm afraid to use the chalk paint.
Does anyone know what I did wrong?
  6 answers
  • Julie Moyna Julie Moyna on Dec 27, 2015
    What product line did you use? There are a few things that could be the issue. I would definitely start with calling the paint and one wax company used and ask them if they have had others with the same propblem. They usually have knowledgeable people who can help you with out with ways to find out and help you fix this problem. Hope this helps.

  • Suzanne Pickens Suzanne Pickens on Dec 27, 2015
    No matter what any company says, chalk paint does not stick to ANY surface with NO prep. Perhaps too, you might try applying softened wax in a layer thin enough that it doesn't need to be wiped off and let it dry then buff rather than wipe, if you want a harder or thicker wax surface, put on more thin coats, let dry and then buff

  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Dec 27, 2015
    What type of soft wax did you use? I painted an old cabinet door to make a coat rack and after I had everything done and waxed I decided I wanted to add writing. I used plain acrylic paint for the lettering; however, it bled and started to lift up. I had to make the paint into chalk paint and paint over it to make it stick. I also had to paint around it where it bled with the original paint color then wax the whole thing again. I never had a problem after that. Nothing came off even after using the acrylic paint on the first two coats of wax.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 27, 2015
    How did you prep the table prior to painting?

  • Nan1549267 Nan1549267 on Dec 27, 2015
    Thanks. I was told I didn't have to prep with chalk paint. That was problem

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 27, 2015
      @Nancyfromia Unfortunately questions are answered without research being done. Sorry you received the wrong info.

  • Sherry K Kunkle Sherry K Kunkle on Dec 27, 2015
    it also depends on brand of wax . Some wax like bri wax will do that . I make my own from natural bee's wax if not using ASCP wax or wax from earth pigments -- I also use car wax with no issues at all .