Asked on Nov 02, 2016

How to seal Annie Sloan black wax

by Colleen
I used Annie Sloan black wax to create a very cool industrial finish on a dining table and coffee table. I buffed and buffed until I was sure there was noting left to rub off. The coffe table was used and stocking feet were put on the edge !!!! Oh dang, black wax on white socks!!! How do I seal the black wax, or prevent it from continuing to rub off? The dining table hasn't been used yet , luckily !
how to seal annie sloan black wax, This is the edge of the table You can see where the white is showing through in the big blotchy spots I can go back and fix them but how do I seal it to prevent it from happening again
This is the edge of the table. You can see where the white is showing through in the big blotchy spots! I can go back and fix them , but how do I seal it to prevent it from happening again?
  10 answers
  • Marilyn Marilyn on Nov 03, 2016
    I would try putting a couple of coats of clear wax over the dark wax. I don't think anything else will stick to wax.
  • Paula Paula on Nov 03, 2016
    You can only add more wax as previously advised. Nothing else will stick.
  • Krista Smith Krista Smith on Nov 03, 2016
    How much time had passed between when you had put the wax on and used the coffee table? The wax takes about 3 weeks to fully cure
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Nov 03, 2016
    Test a spot to see if an application of liquid plastic would adhere!If it does do the whole piece in liquid plastic.
  • You never put any sealer on top of wax! You can and should put a couple of coats of clear wax on top of your dark wax to ct it. Wax naturally wears off over time, so reapplying a fresh coat of clear wax once or twice a year is best to keep your surface protected. I am a professional refinisher and only use wax for drawer fronts or furniture getting very light use. I use Polyvine wax finish varnish in Dead Flat provides the look of wax but the protection of poly. Fab product, available on Amazon and Ebay.
    • Ann Davis Ann Davis on Nov 07, 2016
      Right you are Debbie. NEVER PUT SEALER OVER WAX IT WILL RUB OFF AND IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A MESS NOW WELL, DON'T DO IT. Buff the dark wax and add clear wax over it and buff, buff, buff.
  • Liquid plastic will not work!
  • Colleen Colleen on Nov 03, 2016
    Ok that's wonderful, I will research that ! Thanks so much.
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Nov 03, 2016
    Link to youtube vid on using annie sloan.;_yl...
  • IFortuna IFortuna on Nov 03, 2016
    You might try I use it on my paintings and it can be used on wood. It is resin and beeswax and it can be buffed, thinned, dries beautifully. It can also be colored and I would use a dark brown or cobalt blue because they dry quicker than other colors. Lamp black might work ok but it may take longer to dry. Blacks take much longer to dry but mixed with the wax medium will probably work fine. Just test it on a scrap piece. I think you should be able to go over the existing waxing with the medium because it has a petroleum product in it bu, again, try it on a scrap first. : )
  • Colleen Colleen on Nov 11, 2016
    Thank you so much ! Everything has worked out beautifully!