Even though I published the post about which product to use, such as poly vs. paste wax on furniture, over a year ago, I still get a lot of questions.
I have been painting furniture for almost 15 years now, professionally for about 8 years, and have used most of the products out there. I love both products for different applications.I wanted to address the questions you have had so you can decided what is the right product to finish furniture with.I am also always open to some one’s feedback who has had a different experience as well. I found in the comments section, it was kind of hot debate. And don’t forget we are talking paste wax vs. water based poly,not oil. Where you live weather wise can effect both products and your experience.
So we’ll call this Polyarylic va. paste wax part 2.
So,What is the right finish for my painted furniture?Welcome. I hope we’ve answered your questions.
Q.Hi! Have a quick question, I painted cabinet with a flat black paint, it looked really nice and then added AS dark wax over them and now they look splotchy.. shiny in some spots and dull in others. I did very light wax but right where I put it on is dark and shiny. Don’t know where I went wrong, I’m thinking I should have put a poly on them. Whats your thoughts?
A.Wax is probably a better option on black paint unless it’s a high traffic piece(i.e. your kids like to stick forks in the top.)..I would try to make sure the wax is on evenly and then give the entire cabinet a really good buffing. It could just be the wax is not rubbed in all of the way in some spots, or heavier in others.Give that a try and see if that helps.
Q.Do you use the spray or brush on kind?
A. I like Spray Poly most of the time. It gives a more even coat especially along long surfaces. And it feed my impatience.
Q. Can I wax over latex paint? Or is that just for chalk paint?
A.I wax over flat latex paint all of the time,it really brings out the depth of color.