American Paint offers the perfect lineup of topcoats to finish off their clay/chalk/mineral base paints
VINTAGE ANTIQUING WAXES (clear, light and dark) –
if you’ve used CeCe Clear Wax, you’ll be right at home with American Paint’s Clear Vintage Antiquing Wax. In fact, we loved this wax so much they listened and offered it to us in a tinted light and dark version. I ADORE these new tinted vintage waxes – they have the exact properties as the Clear Wax – no oily staining or sticky residue, they dry quickly, and buff to a beautiful sheen with a soft cloth or buffing brush
SEEING IT IN ACTION
Applying Vintage Light Wax over unsealed APC Surfboard-
Brush or scrub on, use sparing, wipe excess off with a soft cloth, and buff when dry. Super simple, super nice finish, and no stinky smell. Oh, and NO BARRIER COAT!
Applying Vintage Dark Wax over unsealed APC Surfboard-
On and off, with ease, no worries that it will grab too much… wipe off the excess, give it 4-6 hours, and buff to a lovely sheen.
I’ve been asked how it compares to my CeCe light and dark aging creme – it is quite a bit different. CeCe’s aging cremes will soak in more to the raw paint, and if a clear wax barrier is not used you can end up with a really ‘aged’ effect – additionally, I find they take a long time to dry and don’t ever buff up to the same sheen you get with the clear wax.
APC gets the thumbs up for creating an easy to use, subtle antiquing wax that offers just that – a soft, vintage aging effect to the lighter colors of paint.
For those detail areas that require a heavier age, try adding some powder pigment to a spoonful of APC dark or light wax.
TOPCOAT FINISH –
Topcoat Finish is a durable topcoat. Stir well before use. It should be applied over painted surfaces in a thin, even coat with a fine brush, foam brush, or foam roller. For an even harder finish, a second coat can be applied after approximately 6 hours, dependent on weather conditions.
This product requires several days to fully cure. Freshly finished surfaces should be kept free of moisture and heavy objects. Heavy use should be avoided for a week or so. Topcoat Finish may be diluted 50/50 with water for use on areas not receiving daily abuse.
It comes in a quart (American Paint does not offer sampler sizes of their finishes) and once you try this topcoat you’ll want to keep some on hand. It is like brushing on water – no need to thin it (though you can) and I like that because one coat gives me full durability, whereas if I cut it with water I’m cutting its strength
It dries to a nice soft sheen, not to glossy, not flat, and requires no buffing like wax. Best of all it’s non-yellowing so a safe bet even over white. Topcoat Finish would be a great choice for kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, dining tables, daily use chairs, kids furniture – stuff like that.
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