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How to Create a Whitewashed look Plus the Toughest Finish

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  1. Elaine says:

    Can I use this finish if I have used Annie Sloan wax on the table top? Thank you Elaine

    • GTC says:

      Hi Elaine, it is not recommended to use any liquid clear coat of any brand over a wax finis of any brand. The exception could be made if the wax has dried and cured for at least 60 days. As a rule of thumb, wax is always your last finish.

      A note about Annie Sloane Wax. It is a high quality furniture wax, very similar to fine European brands. However, I would NEVER use Annie Sloane wax inside. The main ingredient in it is Naphta, a known Carcinogen with links to cancer. The can of Annie Sloane wax itself has a Hasmat label on it and it must be shipped as a hazardous product. Annie Sloane Stockists are required to take an additional safety handling class just for the wax. When it is used, make sure the area is well ventilated. Do a quick internet search and you can easily find the MSDS sheet of exactly what is in Annie Sloane wax. It is 75-85% Naphta. There have been numerous documented cases of people with Asthma, allergies, breathing issues, etc. having bad reactions to Annie Sloane wax when working with it regularly. Furthermore, it can cause headaches, irritation to your nose and throat, and in some cases, nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Prolonged exposure to Naphta increases your risk of damage to your nervous system and liver.

      This is why the only wax I will ever use are the CeCe Caldwell’s Waxes. They are 100% Natural, contain no irritants, they are durable and even smell really lovely. The ingredients are listed on each can, the same for all their products.

      We unknowingly expose ourself to literally 1,000s of chemicals a day that are not studied for human impact. Most paints and finishes on the market are loaded with chemicals that long term exposur has not even documented yet. Using 100% Natural CeCe Caldwell’s products are just one of dozens of reasons I primarily use only their products.

      Sorry for the long answer. Short answer, use another product, especially paint and wax at your own risk. 😉

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