Coastal Star Monday Questions for Kim
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I see the expensive round brushes for sale, does it matter what paint brush I use?
Well no, you definitely do not NEED a round brush to "chalk" paint. This is one of those areas where it becomes personal preference. And honestly, I believe it is just another way for some chalk paint companies to rack up sales. That being said, I do love a round brush, although I primarily use them for painting, not waxing. I use the large round brushes for covering lots of footage quickly on large pieces. You can really get moving with these! I do use the small round brushes for applying dark wax, particularly when doing lots of detail work in crevices. For small piece painting, I use the Blue Hawk 2" slanted brush with the blue rubber handle. The rubber handle is so kind to my arthritic hands! When you paint a lot of volume like I do, this is important.
How do you clean the round brushes, they look nice, but I'm afraid I would use once and then ruin the brush if I don't clean it properly?
I’m seeing tiny specs of dust and particles under the wax or Polyurethane and can’t get rid of them –
You need to sand. And to prevent this from happening, yes, sand in between each layer. If you take your time and pay attention, you may find there is always going to be hair and dirt in your paint finish. Sanding in between each coat really reduces this.
I want a dark waxed look to my kitchen table. Can I poly over wax? No. And I don't recommend using ANY wax on a surface you will be wiping down constantly or in a high traffic area. Poly to protect your surfaces. You may look into different ways to use glazes, but I never recommend wax on a kitchen table.