We received an email from one of our Austin area clients alerting us to her new home furnishings that had a chalk painted finish. We are so glad that she contacted us and made us aware of the change. We needed some vital information from her regarding the piece so that we could ensure that we serviced it correctly. It was so very important for her to tell us how long ago it was finished and what wax it was finished with so that we could know how to care for it.
coffee cup marks,
spray droplets of liquids,
and should never be placed in direct sunlight?
2 Easy Steps To Clean Chalk Painted Furniture
- Never use harsh cleaning products to clean chalk painted furniture as the chemicals will strip the wax. Even if your cleaning rag or sponge is rinsed it still may have a residue of the harsh cleaner and it will find its way into the wax leaving streaks. (This streak usually happens when the wax you used to make the finish is not Annie Sloan Wax). You will need to strip the piece and start over if those streaks occur.
- Always specify one rag for your cleaning of your chalk painted wood furniture. You cannot use the same rag you used to polish a regular wood furniture piece as you would use on a refinished chalk painted piece.