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What is Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint?

What is Miss Lillian's NO WAX Chock Paint?

Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint is a creamy water based, chalk style paint with ZERO VOC, is self leveling and has a built in sealant which means NO WAXING Ever!  Our delicate chalky texture creates beautiful vintage style finishes to more modern, sleek finishes.  We offer 130 vibrant colors of Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint.

 

 

 

 

Preparation

How to Use FIRST STEP Prep

FIRST STEP PREP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT DILUTE! USE FULL STRENGTH

  1. Saturate a kitchen (or similar type) scrub sponge with FIRST STEP Prep
  2. Rub the project surface in a circular motion
  3. Re-saturate sponge frequently
  4. Wipe residue off with a clean cloth
  5. Your project will be ready for refinishing or painting after clean, deglossed surface is dry to the touch (10 minutes or longer)
How to Apply Uncle Jeff's ORIGINAL™ Swamp Mud

SWAMP MUD™ APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Preparation:

  1. Wipe the surface to remove dust and debris. For sticky or oily residue from old polish or spills, clean thoroughly with vinegar and hot water (50:50) and allow to dry.
  2. High gloss surfaces may require light scuffing for best adhesion.

Application Instructions:

Uncle Jeff’s ORIGINAL Swamp Mud™ is a thick textured base coat that is designed to create the “tooth” or “grooves” on a non-sandable, non-porous surfaces such as plastic laminate, glass, metal and marble.  This “tooth” allows the paint to adhere to the those surfaces.  Swamp Mud™ also minimizes the appearance of small imperfections. It can also be used to create a faux two color faded paint look.

  1. Brush on a generous coat of Swamp Mud™ and allow to dry completely. It will lose its shine once it is dry.
  2. Next apply two coats of your favorite Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint and allow paint to completely dry between coats.
  3. Apply one of our Antiquing or Metallic Glazes, if desired, and finish with one to two coats of one of our Luster Topcoats . Allow to cure for 24 hours before putting into gentle daily use.

Swamp Mud™ may also be diluted slightly to be used as a base primer to help cover dark surfaces.

Application Instructions to use Swamp Mud™ as a Base Primer

  1. Dilute Swamp Mud slightly and apply a generous coat of Swamp Mud™ to your project, allowing to dry completely.
  2. Once dry brush on two coats of your chosen Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint allowing complete dry time between coats.
  3. After paint has dried distress and/or glaze if you wish. If using Antiquing Glaze allow glaze to dry over night before sealing.

Apply one or two coats of one of our Luster Products to seal for added protection

 

How to Apply Miss Lillian’s Prevention

PREVENTION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Prevention is an alcohol based, grey-pigmented shellac used as a primer for kitchen cabinets or furniture to cover stains and protect from bleed through.

** Protecting hands with gloves is recommended**

Preparation:

  1. Surface should be clean, dry, sound and free of dust, dirt and oily grime.
  2. If cleaning is needed, we recommend using a 50/50 vinegar/water solution (do not use TSP to cleanse).
  3. Remove any peeling and/or unsound coatings.
  4. Sand any remaining paint film edges smooth with the surface.
  5. Remove existing stains by washing, sanding, scraping, etc.
  6. Lightly sand exposed exterior wood with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper to remove loose or weathered wood fibers.

Application:

  1. Brush or roll on Prevention to your project.
  2. Allow to dry completely.
  3. A second coat may be needed for stubborn stains.
  4. For best results, allow product to dry overnight before painting with Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint or Moo Paint.
How to Apply Miss Lillian’s Condition

CONDITION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Surfaces must be clean, dry, and sound.

1. Remove any wax from surface with mineral spirits.

2. Sand bare wood as smoothly as possible and remove all sanding dust. This is an important preparation step and should not be overlooked, since the smoothness of the final finish is determined by the smoothness of the surface.

3.  Previously applied wood stains must be completely dry. Previously applied finishes must be clean and tightly adhered, Brush or wipe on and allow to dry. Sand with 400 grit sandpaper between coats.

Paint

How to Apply Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint

MISS LILLIAN’S NO WAX CHOCK PAINT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Maximum adhesion is achieved by simple prep of the surface.

 

Preparation:

  1. Wipe the surface to remove dust and debris. For sticky or oily residue from old polish or spills, clean thoroughly with vinegar and hot water (50:50) and allow to dry.
  2. High gloss surfaces may require light scuffing for best adhesion. Laminate surfaces or non sandable surfaces, we recommend a thin coat of Uncle Jeff’s ORIGINAL Swamp Mud™. Apply Swamp Mud™ as directed.
  3. For dark wood pieces, like Cherry and Mahogany, that you want to paint a light color, we recommend applying 2 coats of our Stain Blocking primer,Prevention prior to paint application.

Paint Instructions:

  1. Shake the jar vigorously
  2. Open the jar and stir well
  3. Apply several THIN coats of paint
  4. Allow paint to dry thoroughly between coats. Drying time is fast, but varies depending on weather conditions such as humidity, etc.
  5. For high traffic surfaces such as kitchen tables ,we recommend extra protection by applying one of our Luster Topcoats.
How to Apply Miss Lillian’s ULTIMATE Cabinet Paint

MISS LILLIAN’S NO WAX ULTIMATE CABINET APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Maximum adhesion is achieved by simple prep of the surface.

Preparation:

  1. Wipe the surface to remove dust and debris.
  2. Clean thoroughly with FIRST STEP Prep and allow to dry for 10 minutes.  If cabinets are extra ‘grimy’, use TSP and rinse thoroughly with water.
  3. High gloss surfaces may require light scuffing for best adhesion. Laminate surfaces or non sandable surfaces, we recommend a thin coat of Uncle Jeff’s ORIGINAL Swamp Mud™. Apply Swamp Mud™ as directed.
  4. We recommend applying 1-2 coats of our Stain Blocking primer,Prevention prior to paint application to prevent Tannin, grease and stain bleed through.

Paint Instructions:

  1. Open Paint jar and stir well
  2. Apply paint with a brush, roller or sprayer.
  3. Apply in moderate coats. For fewer brush strokes, apply with brush and lightly back roll with foam roller.
  4. Dry time 30-60 minutes between coats but can be vary depending on conditions such as humidity, etc.
  5. Allow 12 hours dry before applying Antiquing Glaze.
  6. Allow 12 hours dry time after glazing before applying topcoat
  7. For long lasting durability and protection we recommend applying 2 coats of Miss Lillian’s Duro-Shield Luster Topcoat.  Allow to dry in between application.
  8. We recommend gentle use for 30 days curing time.

 

 

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Metallic Paint

MISS LILLIAN’S METALLIC PAINT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Maximum adhesion is achieved by simple prep of the surface

Formulated to be used as a Standalone Paint OR in conjunction with our Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint.

 

Prep:

  1. Wipe the surface to remove dust and debris. For sticky or oily residue from old polish or spills, clean thoroughly with vinegar and hot water (50/50) and allow to dry.
  2. High gloss surfaces may require light scuffing for best adhesion. Laminate surfaces or non-sandable surfaces we recommend a thin coat of Uncle Jeff’s ORIGINAL Swamp Mud™

Paint Instructions:

  1. Shake the jar vigorously.
  2. Open the jar and stir well.
  3. Apply paint in THIN coats.
  4. Allow to dry thoroughly between coats. Drying time is 30-60 minutes but can vary depending on conditions such as humidity etc.
  5. We recommend one of our Luster Topcoats for high traffic surfaces.
How To Apply Miss Lillian's Moo Paint

MISS LILLIAN’S MOO PAINT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Maximum adhesion is achieved by simple prep of the surface

Prep:

  1. Wipe the surface to remove dust and debris. For sticky or oily residue from old polish or spills, clean thoroughly with vinegar and hot water (50/50) and allow to dry.
  2. High gloss surfaces may require light scuffing for best adhesion. Moo Paint works Best on shiny, non porous surfaces.

Paint:

  1.  Mix Powder and Hot Water – 3 equal parts of hot water to 2 parts of paint powder.

2.  Stir until smooth.  Let it stand for 10 minutes.

3.  If the paint is thicker than you like, add a few more drops of hot water.

4.  If it’s thinner than you like, add less water to the mix.

5.  Apply thin coats.  Allow to dry thoroughly before applying additional coats, until you get the look you are going for.

6.  Seal with Miss Lillian’s Hemp Seed Oil or one of our Luster Products.

If you would like little to no ‘chippiness’ on your project – We Recommend using Extra Bond with your Moo Paint

 

Stain

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Gel Stains

GEL STAIN APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Gel Stains may be used over Painted or Varnished surfaces as well as on raw wood.

Warning: Gel Stain is an oil based product with high VOC. Work in a well ventilated room or outdoors. Inhaling Fumes can be hazardous to your health. Wear gloves during application.

1.  Apply a generous coat of Gel Stain to the surface you are working with using a Brush or Sponge.

2.  Allow the stain to rest for a few minutes.

3.  Using a clean, lint free soft cloth, gently wipe away the excess gel stain.

4.  Allow to dry at least 5 hours and reapply additional coats until the desired level of color saturation is achieved.

We recommend for extra durability, applying at least one coat of our Luster Topcoats 36 hours after Gel Stain is completely dry!

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Wood Stain

WOOD STAIN  APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Brush on a generous amount of Miss Lillian’s Wood Stain in small sections over raw wood.
  2. Gently Wipe off excess Wood Stain with a soft T-shirt, rag, or shop towel.
  3. Repeat Process until desired coverage is reached. Allow the glazed piece to dry for at least 2 hours before applying one ouf our Luster Topcoats.

Clean up is easy with soap and water.

Wood Stain may also be used over painted surfaces.

 

Glazes

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Antiquing Glaze

ANTIQUING GLAZE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Apply Antiquing Glaze:

  1.  Once the painted piece has dried for several hours,  simply brush on a generous amount of Miss Lillian’s Antiquing Glaze working in small sections at a time. A damp sponge may also be used to apply the Antiquing Glaze.
  2.  Gently wipe off excess Antiquing Glaze with a nearly dry dampened soft t-shirt rag using minimal pressure.
  3.  Repeat process until desired effect is reached.
  4.  Allow the glazed piece to cure over night before applying one of our Luster Top Coats.

 

 

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Metallic Glaze - Precious Gems

METALLIC GLAZE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare and Paint your project with Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint color of your choice.
  2. Once the painted piece has dried for several hours, simply brush on a generous amount of Miss Lillian’s Metallic Glaze working in small sections/areas at a time.
  3. Gently wipe off any excess glaze with a soft t-shirt rag using minimal pressure.
  4. Repeat process until desired coverage is reached.
  5. Allow the glazed piece to cure overnight before using.
  6. We recommend using one of our Luster Topcoats to seal your project for extra protection.
  7. For Embellishments or a more intense metallic look, apply with an artist brush or fingertip. Let Dry overnight before sealing.
How To Apply Miss Lillian's Hippy Daze Glaze

HIPPY DAZE GLAZE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Hippy Daze Glaze is a colorful glaze designed to enhance the original paint color of your painted piece.

  1.  Squirt small amount of Hippy Daze Glaze on a painted surface and gently wipe off with a soft cloth.
  2. Be Creative! Apply several lines of Hippy Daze Glaze in complimentary colors and lightly swirl together using a brush, fingertips or a scrunched up plastic bag.
  3. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Seal with one of our Luster Topcoats.

Embellish

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Gilding Jewels

GILDING JEWELS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Gilding Jewels are Rich, Metallic-infused waxes designed to enhance Embellishments, drawer pulls, hardware and more!

To apply: 

  1. Rub on a generous layer with fingertips or apply with a fine brush.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. For a richer metallic look, add an additional layer.

Gilding Jewels work great with a stencil as well!

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Embellishing Butter

 

EMBELLISHING BUTTER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Rub on a generous layer with fingertips or apply with a fine brush.
  2. Allow to dry.

 

Finish

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Luster or Duro-Shield Top Coat

LUSTER or DURO-SHIELD POLY ACRYLIC TOPCOAT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Gently shake the bottle to mix flattening agents.
  2. Open jar and brush on thin coat.
  3. Apply in ONE direction – do not apply back and forth.
  4. Duro-shield is best applied with a paint brush.
  5. Allow to dry completely and apply a second coat for extra protection and sheen.

When using LACK LUSTER we recommend an alternative application method, especially over dark surfaces or where brush strokes would be undesirable, we recommend:

  1. Dampen a sponge and dip sponge into Lack Luster.
  2. Wipe sponge over the surface of the piece following the grain lines. This will help prevent drips, uneven build up, or the haze that flat top coats might leave behind when using a brush to apply.
  3. Apply a second coat if desired allowing complete dry time between the coats.

We do recommend at least one coat of a Luster top coat over every piece for added durability.  It’s easy to apply, dries quickly, and adds protection to the piece you just created.  Unlike wax, Luster is permanent with no need to reapply every few months for continued protection.  If you choose to repaint your piece at any time, you may simply scuff the surface with sandpaper, clean, and repaint.  You cannot paint over a waxed piece without first stripping and sometimes also sanding the wax off first.

 

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Shimmering Luster Top Coat

SHIMMERING LUSTER TOPCOAT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Gently shake the bottle to mix.
  2. Open jar and brush on thin coat using a brush or foam applicator
  3. Apply in ONE direction – do not apply back and forth.
  4. Allow to dry completely and apply a second coat for extra protection and sheen.

 

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Hemp Seed Oil

HEMP SEED OIL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Apply a generous amount with a brush or rag and rub into the woods surface.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. Repeat for deeper enhancement and rejuvenation of aged and dry wood

Hemp Seed Oil is a Perfect sealant for Miss Lillian’s Moo Paint.

Use as an aging agent for painted surfaces to achieve an old world look and hand rubbed feel

 

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Fresh Drawers

FRESH DRAWERS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Apply a small amount on a soft rag and rub into wood until all the oil is absorbed. Fresh Drawers may be applied directly onto exceptionally dry wood.

2.  Buff with a clean, soft cloth until all oil is absorbed. A little goes a long way.

Fresh Drawers may also be used over Moo Paint to seal and beautify your project.

Reapply regularly for continued protection for your Moo Paint Pieces.

 

Specialty Products

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Texture Magic

TEXTURE MAGIC APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wipe the surface to remove dust and debris.
  2. Mix small amounts. 50:50 Texture Magic Powder with your favorite color of Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint. Mix well. The product will be much like cake icing. The color will not change.
  3. Apply with brush in a generous layer by “dobbing” to increase texture and interest.
  4. When the texture is at the tacky state, “knock down” ridges with a damp brush to smooth.
  5. Allow to dry thoroughly between coats. Drying time is 45-90 minutes but can be vary depending on conditions such as humidity, etc.
  6. Apply a coat of a contrasting Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint color over.
  7. Allow to dry completely.
  8. Lightly sand back details to reveal the texture beneath.
  9. We recommend using one of our Luster Topcoats to seal your project.

Texture Magic is great for use with Stencils!

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Crackle Medium

CRACKLE MEDIUM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint the piece with the Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint color of choice.
  2. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Brush a generous amount of Crackle Medium randomly on the piece.  The heavier the Crackle Medium, the larger the cracks in the product.  HINT: When deciding where to place the crackle, choose areas of interest or areas that would naturally get wear with age.
  4.  Allow the Crackle Medium to dry to the “tacky” state.
  5.  Apply a coat of Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint in a contrasting color over the entire piece.  BE CAREFUL not to “drag” the brush through the Crackle Medium, but to apply paint on top of it.
  6.  Allow this to dry thoroughly.
  7.  If you want faster “crackling” results, use a blow dryer to speed up the drying time of the last coat of paint.  As it dries, the crackle medium shrinks and pulls the top layer of paint with it, causing fractures in the surface.
  8. We recommend sealing your project with one of our Luster Topcoats for extra durability.

 

How To Apply Miss Lillian's Image Transfer Cream

IMAGE TRANSFER CREAM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Preparation:

  1. Prepare a painted surface with Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint color of your choice and let cure for 3 days prior to Image Transfer.
  2. Print your image using a Laser Printer.
  3. Cut away excess paper around the image.
  4. Apply a generous medium thick coat of Image Transfer Cream to the prepared painted surface – NOTE: Make sure to apply to area to be covered with the paper image.
  5. Place the trimmed image PRINTED SIDE DOWN onto the Image Transfer Cream already applied to the prepared piece.
  6. Smooth out any bubbles and press down the edges of the paper image.
  7. Let dry for at least 45 minutes.
  8. After 45 minutes, lightly dampen the paper of the image with a sponge.
  9. Next use your fingertips or sponge to gently rub off the moistened paper pulp. You will see the image materialize as you remove the paper pulp.
  10. Once all ‘pulp’ is removed allow the image to dry. If the image appears hazy, moisten and gently rub off more paper.
  11. When all paper is removed, we recommend you apply a coat of one of our Luster Topcoats to seal your project.
How To Apply Miss Lillian's Layering Wax

LAYERING WAX APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint a piece in the Miss Lillian’s NO WAX Chock Paint color and let it dry completely.
  2. Rub the layering wax bar over the areas you want to distress and have the base coat color to show through. TIP: Apply Wax wear furniture naturally ages for a vintage worn look.
  3. Paint the second contrasting color over the entire piece.
  4. Use a cloth to wipe off the areas you applied the Layering Wax so that the base coat shines through.
  5. The Layering Wax resists the paint and easily comes off revealing the base color.
  6. Only sanding can take it back to bare wood.
How To Apply Miss Lillian's Barnwood Powder

   BARNWOOD POWDER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix one teaspoon of Barnwood Powder with 16 oz of water.
  2. MIX well! Solution can be stored up to One Year in an air tight plastic or glass container.  DO NOT store solution in a metal container.
  3. Brush or spray on a generous amount of solution over raw wood.
  4. Leave outside in the weather until the desired patina has developed.  This can take up to ten (10) days, depending on the species of wood.

Additional Information:

Woods with high natural tannin’s oxidize greater than some species.  High tannin species are Oak, Mahogany, Cherry and Ash.

Pine will take 8-10 days to change color.

The mixed solution will stain hands, clothing and walls.

Be careful not to splash in eyes.  Keep out of reach of children.

How To Apply Miss Lillian's MetalSmith Paints

 METALSMITH APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Apply a coat of MetalSmith Primer to your project and allow to dry.
  2. STIR AND SHAKE PAINT WELL!  Metal is heavy and falls to the bottom.
  3. Apply two (2) coats of MetalSmith Metal Reactive Paint and allow time to dry between coats.
  4. While the second coat is still wet, apply Green or Turquoise Patina Activator by spritzing or sponging.
  5. Patinization occurs gradually while drying.
  6. Sealing Patina is a personal preference, but you may desire a protective coat of your favorite Miss Lillian’s Luster Topcoats.

Want an Extra Boost of Patina? Try one of our MetalSmith Patina Powders!

Clean Up:

Clean brushes and applicators with warm soapy water immediately after use.


How To Apply Miss Lillian's MetalSmith Patina Powders

PATINA POWDER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Bronze Patina Powder

  1. Bronze Patina Powder is used to enhance Turquoise Patina Oxidation for a more intense look.
  2. Use with MetalSmith Reactive Paint only.
  3. Sprinkle a small amount of Patina Powder over wet MetalSmith Reactive Paint.
  4. Spritz with Turquiose Patina Activator Spray.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Bronze Patina works ONLY with Turquoise Patina Activator Spray.

Copper Patina Powder

  1. Copper Patina Powder is used to enhance Green Patina Oxidation for a more intense look.
  2. Use with MetalSmith Reactive Paints only.
  3. Sprinkle a small amount of Patina Powder over wet MetalSmith Reactive Paint.
  4. Spritz with Green Patina Activator Spray.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Copper Patina Powder works ONLY with Copper Patina Activator Spray.
How To Apply Miss Lillian's Southern Rust Kit

SOUTHERN RUST KIT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Southern Rust kit comes with three textured paint colors: Gold, Brown and Rust.
  2. Stir all paint colors carefully.
  3. Begin with the GOLD textured paint color.  Apply evenly over the entire piece with a brush. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Next, apply the RUST color with a dabbing or stipple motion.  Leave small bits of the gold layer to peek through the rust colored layer.  Allow to dry completely.
  5. Finally, apply the BROWN color sparsely and sporadically on the piece being careful not to over blend.  Allow to dry completely.
How To Use Miss Lillian's SPARKLE - Sparkling Glaze and Paint Maker

SPARKLE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stir your chosen product (clear glaze or luster topcoat) thoroughly before adding Sparkle.
  2. We recommend trying on a test area first.
  3. You can add directly to your luster topcoat or clear glaze container OR Mix together in a separate container or bowl.
  4. Add the glitter gradually to your chosen luster topcoat or clear glaze while stirring slowly and thoroughly.
  5. Apply to your project using a brush or a smooth roller.
  6. For Paint Application – sprinkle over wet paint to achieve a sparkle finish.
  7. Sparkle will achieve full effect when thoroughly dry.
  8. Glitter may settle in the mix if left too long before application. Please stir thoroughly before each use (if mixed directly with product) and through out application.

Shipping

How long does it take my paint to ship?

Orders are processed and shipped in 2 business days via USPS Priority Mail.

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