Waxes can be used to finish bare wood. Most successful on hard, close-grained woods, such as maple, that have been sanded smooth. Waxes are easy to apply, non-sticky and heat-resistant, but can be easily damaged and liable to wear. Examples include:
Black Bison Notes
- Gives good resistance to finger and water marks
- Ideal for small surfaces
- Feeds, polishes and helps prevent wood drying out
- Highly lustrous and hard wearing
- Helps cover marks and scratches
- EN71 Part 3 Approved – Safe for toys
- Approved by the Guild of Master Craftsmen
- Silicone Free
- Available in Antique Pine, Clear, Dark Oak, Georgian Mahogany, Golden Pine, Maple, Medium Mahogany, Medium Oak, Neutral, Stripped Pine, Tudor Oak, Teak, Victorian Mahogany, Walnut, Yew.
Hampshire Sheen Notes
- Resilient high gloss shine
- Extremely hard wearing, fingerprint resistant and incredibly long lasting finish
- No information on EN71 Status – assume not food or toy safe.
- Apply coat of Sanding Sealer;
- Apply layer of paste wax with the (Lathe OFF);
- Burnish with shavings (Lathe SLOW);
- Once DRY buff with rag (Lathe On and build up speed to create shine).
- A single coat will provide a good finish but 2-3 coats will increase brightness.