What kind of wax can I use after using homemade chalk paint

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I am planning to use home made chalk paint on an entertainment center. Do I need to sand it before using chalk paint and also what kind of wax.
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  • Jenny Belman Jenny Belman on Apr 29, 2013
    Maison Blanche and Annie Sloan are boutiquebrands that work really well. But you can also choose from Briwax, Fides & Sons, Minwax, and Johnson's Paste wax, they are alternative options that have been around for decades.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Apr 29, 2013
    a paint job is always better when the proper level of prep has been done. I would sand and prime first. For wax I have been using Briwax for over 20 years. It comes in many shades, so you can get some great "antique" type of effects when using the darker versions. http://www.briwax.com/

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Apr 29, 2013
    The beauty of using chalk paint is you don't have to prime. A light sanding on a shiny surface would be helpful though.

    • Donna Inzana Donna Inzana on Apr 10, 2015
      Hey, Mary, your last name caught my eye! Mine is Inzana, I'm sure they were the same many years ago. :)

  • Donna Inzana Donna Inzana on Apr 10, 2015
    Someone told I could use beeswax, candle wax or canning wax. Is that true?

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Apr 10, 2015
    Donna Inzana from what I hear our last name has always been Insana. Relatives are from Sicily and there's still a lot of them over there. I'm in Pittsburgh but most of the other Insana relatives live in the Cleveland area. There are some in Washington Pa. But as far as we know they're not directly related. Maybe somewhere way back when. It's definately not a common last name 😄