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.

Application Process

  1. Apply coat of Sanding Sealer;
  2. Apply layer of paste wax with the (Lathe OFF);
  3. Burnish with shavings (Lathe SLOW);
  4. Once DRY buff with rag (Lathe On and build up speed to create shine).
  5. A single coat will provide a good finish but 2-3 coats will increase brightness.

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