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FAQs

Can Waverly Inspirations Chalk colors be mixed to create new colors or different values of the same color?
Yes, you can create custom colors by mixing any number of the Waverly Inspirations Chalk paints together.
Start with the lightest color, adding in darker shades until desired color is achieved.
Do I need to prep my surface before applying Waverly Inspirations Chalk?
The benefit of painting with Waverly Inspirations Chalk is that no prep work such as sanding, stripping or priming is needed.
When painting on previously used furniture, simply clean the surface using a glass cleaner to remove dirt or dust particles. When painting on glass surfaces, make sure to clean surface using rubbing alcohol.
Do I shake or stir Waverly Inspirations Chalk before using?
Stir well to incorporate the paint. Use straight from the bottle or pour a small amount onto a palette.
Does Waverly Inspirations Chalk contain latex?
No! The Waverly Inspirations Chalk formula is manufactured using synthetic acrylic resins.
How do I clean Waverly Inspirations Chalk and Wax out of my brushes?
Waverly Inspirations Chalk and Wax should be cleaned from your tools using mild soap and warm water immediately after each use.
Work soap into brush bristles to create a lather and rinse well.
How do I create a distressed look using Waverly Inspirations Chalk?
Distressed areas are usually found on surface edges where it would appear to have been worn with time. There are multiple simple techniques to achieve a beautiful time-worn, distressed look.

Sanding/Dry Distressing: Creating the distressed look is easy and can be achieved using one color or combining multiple colors. For one color application, simply paint project desired color. For multiple color application, paint base color first. Allow to dry 2 hours between coats. Paint top color over base color, allow to dry for 2 hours. Once the top paint color is dry, begin sanding to distress using medium grit sandpaper. After distressing a one color application, the base surface will appear. After distressing a multiple color application, the base color will appear.

Wet Distressing: Immediately after painting the top color of paint, use a damp cloth to wipe away paint from areas where distressing is desired. After distressing a one color application, the base surface will appear. After distressing a multiple color application, the base color will appear.

How do I use the Waverly Inspirations White Wax?
For best results, it is recommended to first apply Waverly Inspirations Clear Wax, let dry and buff. The Clear Wax on the project surface makes it easier to move the White Wax around and achieve your desired finish. Then apply Waverly Inspirations White Wax on top of the Clear Wax layer. While the White Wax is still wet, quickly wipe excess wax off of surface, leaving the white color in the surface recesses.
Wait 24 hours and buff project to desired sheen. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. For additional protection on heavily used surfaces, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean up while wet with soap and water. The Antiquing Wax can be applied the same way as the White Wax, leaving dark brown color in the recessed areas. For indoor use only.
How long does Waverly Inspirations Chalk take to dry?
For best results, wait 2 hours between each coat of paint. Allow 24 hours for paint to fully cure.
How long will it take my Waverly Inspirations waxed surface to fully dry after buffing?
Waverly Inspirations waxed and buffed surfaces will be fully dry in 7 days. Until then, keep the surface free from moisture and heavy use to allow enough time for the wax to fully dry.
How many bottles of Waverly Inspirations Chalk do I need for my project?
Each 8oz bottle of Waverly Inspirations Chalk covers approximately 20 sq. feet.
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