How to Use Best Dang Wax

What is Best Dang Wax?

Best Dang Wax is a water-based, creamy, smooth, and easy to use furniture wax.

Best Dang Wax is available in Black, Brown, White, Clear, and Grunge Gray.

Read more about waxing with Suzanne here!

Check out this quick tutorial video!

Here’s step by step of Best Dang Wax!

Step One:

Allow Dixie Belle Paint to dry completely.

Step Two:

Apply a layer of Best Dang Wax with a cloth or brush.

Step Three:

Allow 15-20 minutes to set, then buff with a clean, lint free cloth.

You can distress before or after waxing.


Can I paint over something that has been waxed?

Most times wax should be removed by using either mineral spirits or sandpaper.

But, you can paint right over Dixie Belle’s Easy Peasy Wax and Best Dang Wax because it is water-based.

What’s the difference between wax and glaze?

Wax acts as a sealant and helps to add dimension, whereas Glaze is more translucent on a piece and is typically used to highlight. Glaze also has a metallic sheen compared to a wax’s matte look.

Can you mix wax with chalk mineral paint?

Yes you can mix wax with paint. You can tint clear wax to be any paint color.

You can mix Best Dang Wax with any Dixie Belle Paint color; however, you’ll want to keep in mind that the mixtures will vary in color based on your selections. (ie. Rustic Red and Clear Best Dang Wax will look different than Rustic Red and Black Best Dang Wax).

Check out some quick tips for wax!

Customer Reviews

I LOVE this wax! It truly is the best wax I have ever used! I have worked with several and this is just so smooth and creamy! I love the color options as well! Highly recommend!

-Kristin B.

By far my favorite wax for chalk painted furniture! This wax wipes on very smoothly, with no drag, and buffs to a beautiful sheen!

-Amy W.

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  1. Susanne Scher says:

    Can I use chalk paint with just the clear best dang wax for kitchen cabinets to withstand cleaning and long term use with finger prints and food or oil stains? We have heavy use with kids. Or, would it be better to use a satin clear coat for this type of long term use? I prefer just the paint and clear wax, ( I don’t want brush strokes to show) but want to be sure before I wax it, that it will be okay for this kind of long term use. Please advise!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Susanne, we always recommend using Gator Hide on kitchen cabinets because it is specially designed to protect high traffic areas. While you are welcome to use Best Dang Wax in Clear or Cleat Coat Satin on your cabinets, Gator Hide will provide that water repellent, durable finish. You can apply Gator Hide with our blue sponge to avoid brushstrokes. Hope this helps. Happy painting! 🙂

  2. Desiree L Neil says:

    What if I want to paint over a piece that I’ve waxed? How do you go about that?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Desiree, you can still do this but you must allow ample time for the wax to cure. You could also try removing the wax with mineral spirits. Hope this helps!

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi! How would I incorporate brown wax when also using Crackle? After the Crackle? Thanks!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Michelle, using the wax after Crackle would give you the best results! Allow the layer over the Crackle to completely dry before applying the wax.

  4. Becky says:

    To wax or not to wax….before using Best Dang Wax (Grunge Gray) ~ I’ve stained and chalk painted my coffee table. I’m going to lightly distress it. My burning question is, should I clear wax it prior to using Best Dang Wax in GG? My chalk paint was in a spray, and not your brand and I know chalk paints are porous, so is it best to give it a nice seal before the BDW…so it glides better over the paint as well as the stain (turquoise and grey). #paralyzedwithindecision

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Becky,

      Unfortunately, I cannot answer that question for you due to the fact you didn’t use our chalk paint and we have only tested our paint with our products. We have not tested our paint with any other brands and vise versa, we have not tested our products with other paint!

      Thank you!

  5. Angela says:

    Hi! I am repainting a Wooden secretary desk for my 6 year old. I have DB chalk paint in manatee gray and DB best dang wax in Grunge gray left over from a previous project. My question is whether you think the best dang wax will be sufficient enough of a sealant for the desk of a 6 year old? I do not have any Gator Hide and was trying to make do with what I have on hand. I also like a small bit of distressing rather that a shiny/satin finish. Also how thoroughly do you such sanding a piece of furniture befor painting? Thanks!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Angela,
      With our Best Dang Wax it needs to be reapplied every 6 months. If the desk will be used a lot like a high traffic area (i.e. a lot of touching, placing things on top a lot) it would be best to use one of our Clear Coats If you don’t want that shiny finish from our Clear Coats, we have a clear coat flat to help add protection. Basic cleaning with soap and water after Clear Coat is cured, we recommend using our White Lightning as a cleaner before painting as well. With Dixie Belle Paint no sanding or priming is required before painting, if you would like to prep the piece before hand you can use our Slick Stick or BOSS. Hope this helped!
      Happy painting!

  6. Janine says:

    Hello! I tried DB paint for the first time this weekend. I painted an old dresser with palmetto paint. Then I applied easy peasy wax. Afterward, I applied best dang wax in black. I buffed it in really well in some places and left it a bit heavier in others to accent the different features on the dresser. I love the look. It’s been two days and the piece feels a bit sticky. Do I have to buff in the black wax all over the piece? Or, will it dry if I just leave it alone for awhile? How long until I can use the dresser? I’m planning on putting gator hide on the top (unless you think I should use something else). This will be getting a lot of daily use. Thanks!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Janine! Depending on where you live, the humidity could be increasing dry time. Using Easy Peasy Spray Wax underneath the Best Dang Wax wasn’t necessary, but it’s okay that you did that. Did you allow the Easy Peasy Spray Wax to dry completely before applying Best Dang Wax? Best Dang Wax is best applied in small amounts. Perhaps you can allow the Best Dang Wax to dry a few days before applying Gator Hide on the top of the dresser. You can send pictures of your dresser and any additional questions to and we’d be happy to help you in any way that we can!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I applied Gray best dang wax 2 days ago and it is still sticky and you can see finger prints. How long should this take to dry. Can I apply clear coat over the wax at some point

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Jennifer! Depending on the humidity, the wax may be taking a little longer to dry. You can wait another day or two. Yes, you can apply clear coat.😊

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi! Can I use best dang wax over a water-based polycrylic topcoat? Should I sand lightly (maybe with 0000 steel wool) the topcoat before applying? Thank you (and sorry if someone posted this question before…I skimmed through briefly without seeing any information)!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Elizabeth! Yes, you can use Best Dang Wax over our Clear Coat. No need to sand. 😊

  9. Mikal Frazier says:

    I love Dixie Belle products
    First of all. I recently Purchased the Beat Dang Wax for a top coat for a baby crib I’m working on for a client. I need to make sure this is safe for the application of a baby crib. Help

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Mikal! Yes, you can use Best Dang Wax. Please allow the full cure time before using the crib. As with anything involving the kiddies, we recommend exercising caution when it comes to curious chewing 🙂 Have a great day and happy painting!

  10. Jessica says:

    Can you tell me how well best dang wax works on metal

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Jessica! We don’t recommend using Best Dang Wax on metal.

  11. karen says:

    How long does the Best Dang Wax take to cure? I know humidity can be a factor, but what is the average cure time?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Karen! It takes 21-30 days to cure 😊

  12. Ashley says:

    Hey there, I used DB Sea Glass to paint an old desk I’m using as a changing table for my daughter’s nursery. I want to “lighten” it up just a tad to match a small table I think is painted the same color. I was thinking I need to use BDW in white?? Also, I don’t want the chalky matte finish either. So I would you suggest I use the best dang wax in white and once it’s dry, use clear coat in satin to give it shine? Thank you!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Ashley! Yes, you could use Best Dang Wax in white and apply Satin Clear Coat once the wax is dry 😊

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