Asked by: Xinhua Seyfrizen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th January, 2020

Can you use antiquing wax over latex paint?

Wax as a top coat, does not apply when you have used Latex paint because as you may know- Latex has a rubbery surface and the wax cannot penetrate it. Latex literally floats on the surface - which is why you always use a primer first to give the Latex paint something to "bite" to. No Dark Wax has been applied yet.

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Correspondingly, can I distress latex paint?

Yes you can distress furniture paint with regular flat latex paint. A flat latex paint is easy to sand and you can use my vinegar and water distressing technique . You can layer two colors, and create lots of the looks if you use flat latex paint. Latex paint can be expensive too depending on the brand.

Also, can you use glaze over latex paint? Glazing works best on semi-gloss or low-luster acrylic or latex paint surfaces. Flat paints do not take glaze well, so avoid the flat paints! There are many different glazes available on the market that you can take advantage of, or you can mix your own glazes. Apply the glaze with a brush, roller or rag.

Similarly, you may ask, can you put wax over paint?

–Both poly and paste wax can be applied over chalk or flat paint. –Though wax will always give you a beautiful, smooth,deep finish, and really enhance color or grain,water-based poly can be streaky and temperamental to put on with a brush (I prefer the spray).

Can I use antiquing wax on semi gloss paint?

But if you're wanting to apply wax for the aesthetic effect, then you need a DARK wax, not clear. The technique will still work with semi-gloss paint.

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