Asked on Jan 24, 2017

How can I paint over waxed chalk paint?

by No67611834
I have a 3 piece dinning room table that I painted with chalk paint and then waxed. I want to change the color. Do I paint over it with a different chalk paint color. Or do I need to sand it?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 24, 2017

    You will have to remove the wax or the paint will not adhere.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 25, 2017

    You can use chalk paint directly over it, but you may want to give it a quick sand first for best results regardless. Good luck, what an exciting project!!!

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jan 25, 2017

    I've have repainted over some small waxed chalk paint projects in the past and I simply repainted over what was there and rewaxed when I was done. Hope this helps!

  • Katherine W Katherine W on Jan 26, 2017

    I have done the same as Elizabeth Dion. I just repainted and rewaxed over what I had previously painted and waxed.

  • No67611834 No67611834 on Jan 26, 2017

    Thanks for your quick response. I will give it a try, without sanding. Only because its in dinning and living room combined. To heavy for me to take to the garage.

  • Lee Lee on Jan 27, 2017

    You may have successful results by washing down with TSP, rince, and dry well then paint

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    • Lee Lee on Jan 28, 2017

      Hopefully we'll see your before and after photos very soon!

  • Lee Lee on Jan 27, 2017

    TSP is very powerful--follow directions. Rince. I love this product for tough jobs.

  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Feb 03, 2017

    Use Mineral oil to wash off the wax... give a light sanding and repaint.

    You only have to do a very light sanding...just enough to bring up the teeth of the wood.