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Waverly Inspirations

Waverly Inspirations Chalk FAQ

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.
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.
Stir well to incorporate the paint. Use straight from the bottle or pour a small amount onto a palette.
No! The Waverly Inspirations Chalk formula is manufactured using synthetic acrylic resins.
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.
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.

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.
For best results, wait 2 hours between each coat of paint. Allow 24 hours for paint to fully cure.
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.
Each 8oz bottle of Waverly Inspirations Chalk covers approximately 20 sq. feet.
All Waverly Inspirations Chalk paints are very fade resistant. Its highly pigmented formula ensures superior coverage and a long lasting finish.
Clean project surfaces with a soft cloth moistened with warm water and mild soap. Consumer furniture polishes are also suitable for regular cleaning of waxed surfaces
It's easy to achieve a distressed look with Waverly Inspirations Chalk.
Once top coat of paint has dried, simply sand the surface with sandpaper until the base coat of paint or the raw surface shows through. When satisfied with the distressed look, wipe project surface with a damp cloth to remove access sanding dust. For a lightly distressed look, simply sand the corners, edges and details of the piece. For a heavily distressed look, sand corners, edges, details and smooth areas of surfaces so that more of the surface shows through.
This is perfectly normal and happens overtime as air becomes trapped in the top portion of the paint bottle after it has been opened. With each use, it's best to remove the clumps before stirring paint.
With each use, it's best to remove the clumps before stirring paint.
Yes, you can remove wax before it dries. Simply wet the area with Clear Wax and continue to wipe away the undesired excess.
Apply Waverly Inspirations Wax using the Wax Brush to work the medium into matte chalk finish paint. Load the brush with small amount of wax, removing any excess. Apply a thin coat of wax using a downward, circular motion.
This motion works wax into the surface, allowing it to absorb into and fully seal the painted surface. Make sure to work the wax down into all crevices and details. Allow wax to dry for approximately 24 hours, then buff to desired sheen using a soft, lint-free cloth. The more you buff, the glossier the sheen.
Waverly Inspirations Chalk is best applied using a large bristle brush, like the Waverly Inspirations Chalk Brush. This helps to work the paint into all crevices and corners of your project. Brush paint on using repeated, long swiping motions to achieve a smooth finish.
The Waverly Inspirations Chalk Brush is great for large projects and the Small Chalk Brush from the Combo Set is perfect for smaller scale projects. These brushes have special bristles that allow them to hold the maximum amount of paint, requiring you to re-load your brush less frequently. The tapered bristles allows you to easily get paint into grooves and details on your furniture.
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 Antique Wax around and achieve your desired finish. Then apply Waverly Inspirations Antique Wax on top of the Clear Wax layer. While the Antique Wax is still wet, quickly wipe excess wax off of surface, leaving the dark brown 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. For indoor use only. The White Wax can be applied the same way as the Antiquing Wax, leaving white color in the recessed areas.
Waverly Inspirations Chalk works best on wood, furniture, walls, terra cotta surfaces, decorative glass, metal/tin, canvas, plaster and more.
The Waverly Inspirations Chalk Brush is great for painting large surface areas. It is specifically designed to hold large amounts of paint, requiring you to re-load your brush less frequently.
The tapered shape of the bristles allows you to easily spread paint into tiny grooves and details on your furniture. Comfortable handle allows for easy application.
On heavily used surfaces, it's recommended to reapply a fresh coat of clear wax once every 6 months to a year. It is not necessary to reapply to decorative or lightly used items.

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