L’essentiel All Natural Beeswax – White 100g

$18.00

All natural beeswax specifically formulated in Australia for use over porous decorative furniture paints such as chalk paint, milk paint and raw wood.

The white wax has all natural pigments added and is used to give an limed or white washed finish. White wax can be applied directly on to raw wood or unsealed paints for a limed effect, when applied in this manner the wax will soak into the surface and give a limed finish. Alternatively you may apply a thin coat of clear wax first before applying the white wax, this provides a barrier to prevent the white wax from soaking in as intensely and provides control for ease of use. Over darker colours you may wish to use clear wax before applying white wax, this results in a very subtle finish as the clear wax acts as a barrier preventing large amounts of the white wax soaking into the surface, and can be used as an ‘eraser’ for removing the white wax if used in this order. Test your choice of either of the above methods on a small inconspicuous area to ensure the result is as desired.

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All natural beeswax specifically formulated in Australia for use over porous decorative furniture paints such as chalk paint, milk paint and raw wood.

The white wax has all natural pigments added and is used to give an limed or white washed finish. White wax can be applied directly on to raw wood or unsealed paints for a limed effect, when applied in this manner the wax will soak into the surface and give a limed finish. Alternatively you may apply a thin coat of clear wax first before applying the white wax, this provides a barrier to prevent the white wax from soaking in as intensely and provides control for ease of use. Over darker colours you may wish to use clear wax before applying white wax, this results in a very subtle finish as the clear wax acts as a barrier preventing large amounts of the white wax soaking into the surface, and can be used as an ‘eraser’ for removing the white wax if used in this order. Test your choice of either of the above methods on a small inconspicuous area to ensure the result is as desired.

Rub/work small amounts into the surface as required working in sections using a lint free white rag or waxing brush, allow product to soak into the surface for 5-10 minutes before gently wiping the excess away. Being all natural this wax finish contains no drying agents or solvents and is thus skin safe and has a long ‘open’ time or period of workability making it both user friendly and environmentally safe. The wax should touch dry within 24 hours after which subsequent coats may be applied. 1-2 coats of wax in general are recommended for low traffic items / surfaces and 2-3 coats for higher use surfaces such as bedside table tops. The wax will continue to cure and harden for up to 30 days so please be gentle with you finish.

Do not scrub a waxed surface with abrasives or strong detergents. Wipe clean using a soft damp cloth. If any areas are high use and are subject to wear and frequent wiping, additional coats of wax may be required periodically at user discretion. Please note a wax finish is viewed as an ‘antique’ finish thus waxed surfaces should be treated with care and protected from water rings, hot cups and abrasive / sharp items to protect scratching and scuff marks.

 

 

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