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How to use Vintro Waxes

Written on 5th February 2019

Not every project you paint with Chalk Paint will need to be sealed, such as occasional use furniture which is sat in the corner of your room.
However, finishing your interior project with Vintro Wax will give your project a more hard-wearing, professional, wipeable finish.

Our waxes comes in clear or dark and can be applied with either one of our natural bristle wax brushes or a lint free rag made from an old bed sheet or tee-shirt.  It is a beautiful soft wax and unlike many other waxes on the market, it can be buffed immediately to a high sheen.

Vintro Waxes can be used over any of the Vintro Paints or on unpainted wooden surfaces.
It will take 7 days for the waxes to cure, after which time the surface can be wiped with a dry or damp duster.  We recommend that you re-wax your project yearly for continued protection.
For areas of high moisture such as bathrooms, kitchens or exterior projects, we recommend using Vintro Extreme Lacquer.

We recommend that you decant some wax into a container prior to use so that the rest of the tin remains free from possible contamination. Vintro Wax goes a long way and so you probably will only to decant a small amount.

Applying Wax
Apply the wax thinly the same direction as you painted or as the grain of the wood, either with a Vintro Wax Brush or a lint free rag.Excess wax should be wiped away immediately.
You will see that the painted surface darkens slightly as the wax enhances the finish.

Use a lint free cloth to buff your waxed surface until it feels smooth. Repeat process, if desired, to get a deeper sheen.


Vintro Dark Wax can be used to age or add patina to surfaces painted with Vintro Chalk Paint. 

Decide on your Design
We recommend having a look on our Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook page for inspiration of using Vintro Dark Wax to age furniture so that you can see which areas to apply to give a natural look to your painted surface if you want to age the area or see how it can enhance the overall colour.

Applying Wax
If you are still unsure about using Vintro Dark Wax on your project, we recommend that you apply a thin coat of Vintro Clear Wax immediately before the Dark Wax so that you can “erase” the Dark Wax with Clear Wax if you decide you do not like the look or if you add too much Dark Wax. We find it is best to work in small sections rather than the whole piece so that you can manipulate the wax before it dries.

Once you are happy with the effect of Vintro Dark Wax, it can be buffed to a lovely sheen.

Colouring Vintro Clear Wax with Vintro Metallic Paint or Vintro Chalk Paint
Mixing one of Vintro Metallic Paints or Vintro Chalk Paint with Vintro Clear Wax will give you a finishing wax that will give your piece a unique and beautiful finish.  The coloured wax can be used either on unpainted wood or over Vintro Chalk Paint.

Decant Wax & Vintro Paint
Decant the required amount of Vintro Clear Wax onto a paper plate or into a dish and add a small amount of Vintro Metallic Paint or Vintro Chalk Paint. We recommend using an old spoon as a measure for both the wax and paint so that you can recreate your coloured wax if you need more.You will find that you only need to add a small amount of paint to the wax.We recommend trying on a piece of wood or cardboard to see if you need to add more paint to the wax.Remember to thoroughly stir your Vintro Paint prior to decanting.

Applying Coloured Wax
Apply a thin coat to your project with either a Vintro Wax Brush or lint free cloth, a second coat can be applied for more colour and finish with a thin coat of Vintro Clear Wax. Buff to a sheen.

Wash all brushes in warm soapy water after use.

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