Yes! That is the question!
I have been making my own chalk paint and have been really pleased with it. I am still trying to get used to using the wax.
For now, I still like to use glaze. I like how easily it goes on and the look you get from it. I like that it is not sticky. Maybe it's the humid Georgia days, but it seems as though I can buff the wax until it feels nice and smooth and not sticky and then a few days later, bam, sticky again! I'm still going to use the wax for some pieces, but when I have a piece I want to finish quickly...
glaze it is.
I bought this cute little table at an auction...
I mixed up some chalk paint using a small jar of "oops" paint I bought at Lowe's.
It was only 50 cents! It's amazing how far these little sample size paints will go. It easily covered the table and a friend used it to paint a small table she had too!
I like to use clear glaze and add in the color I want using acrylic paint. In this case, the color I added to the glaze was raw umber.
The table looked fine without the glaze, but adding it just gives it a little something.
The clean up is also easier with glaze and I don't end up with brown under my nails that I can't get out!
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