If using GF Glaze Medium over Chalk Paint® - always seal your paint prior with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and let fully dry. Then use the General Finishes Glaze. Basically, you make a sealer sandwich.
Adding General Finishes EXTENDER to your glaze will extend your open time to manipulate it.
Always seal your dried glaze with an additional coat of the General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. DO NOT APPLY OVER ANNIE SLOAN WAX! When using GF Glaze over Chalk Paint- YOU DO NOT APPLY OVER WAX or beneath. When using GF glaze- use it with the High Performance Top Coat only. The steps would be to seal the chalk paint with a coat of the High Performance FIRST and let dry. THEN....apply the glaze per directions. Let dry. Then- seal again with the HP Top Coat. We like to call this a "sealer sandwich." The chalk paint is so porous that if you put the glaze directly on it- you will a hard time manipulating it and the chalk paint will absorb too much of the color.
We sell the "Extender" to extend the play time with General Finishes Glazes- which gives you more time to move and wipe them off. Click HERE
Most often associated with paint, ceramics or marble to add interest to an otherwise un-interesting surface, it can also be used to add depth or substantially change the color of your finish without obscuring the wood grain beneath.
The uses and application (or manipulation) of glaze are almost as endless as the results. General Finishes Glaze Effects are translucent water based glazes specially formulated to give you a longer open time in which to achieve the desired effect.
Use over any completely cured finish, let dry and then apply a topcoat to protect the glaze.
Use over any completely cured finish. NOTE the words "Completely Cured"- that is critical. So - for example if using over an oil based stain, we generally recommend 48-72 hour wait after your last coat of oil based stain before applying a water based product.