You really don't need to sand with the Annie Sloan paints but this was pretty chippy so I knocked off the really loose flakes first. That first bit of colour looks a little scarey LOL
I painted two light coats and then dark waxed it. It sat for a bit (several weeks) while I pondered, it wasn't really what I hoped for. I used mineral spirits on a soft cloth and rubbed off the dark wax (yes I was amazed), applied another coat of paint which I rubbed down with a damp cloth for a distressed/washed look. Sparingly a coat of dark wax which I also rubbed down and used to highlight the distressed areas.
The table now has a warm rich distressed finish which I am crazy for!