How much ASCP do I need for my project?

As a rough guide, one liter of ASCP covers approximately 150 square feet (or a small dresser). 4 oz sample size covers one small chair or end table. You will need one 500ml can of wax for every 3 to 4 quarts of paint – this will vary depending on how many coats of wax you use to cover a piece. 

Is ASCP wax durable enough?

ASCP wax, once cured, provides a durable finish that is easy to maintain. Apply at least two coats of paint, and then two or three coats of clear ASCP wax to seal and protect your table or cabinets and get the extra durability you seek. You can easily maintain your finish by simply wiping it with a soft cloth and mild soap and water, and refresh every now and again with a light application of wax. When scratches, stains, and watermarks happen to your finish, they are easily repaired with just a bit more wax rubbed into the marked area with a soft cloth.

Can I use ASCP on floors?

ASCP can transform old concrete and wooden floors, even if they’re varnished. Just apply two or three coats of ASCP and then apply ASCP Lacquer for added durability.

What about painting metal and glass with ASCP?

You can apply ASCP directly onto all kinds of hardware, including metal work. ASCP can re-invigorate old brass and other metal fixtures and fittings, and even covers and slows down rust. Try painting glass, finish with a light coat of wax.

Can I use ASCP on upholstery and leather?

Small items which are firmly upholstered (such as a dining chair seat) with natural fabric (such as cotton or linen) give the best results. ASCP can be diluted with water and painted on as a “wash” which will stain the fibers. Fabric does not need to be waxed.

Can I apply another protective finish over ASCP Wax?

Once Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) wax is used, no other protective finish can be applied. Attempting to add another coating – such as ASCP Lacquer or another varnish or even polyurethane – over a wax finish is futile. 

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