Can anyone suggest a wood wax I can use on my banister hand rails that will
leave a shinny, but tacky coating?
I just had my banisters tightened and refinished and the hand rails are too
slippery now. Is there a wax I can use to resolve this condition?
A couple of warm muggy days, ideally with kids visiting, will fix you
right up. You don't want tacky, you just want something other than
piano-bench shiny. Tacky captures hand grunge, and the wood gets scummy
in weeks. (The 80 year old wood rails in the stairwells at my office
have that problem. You can scrape the crud off with a ruler. )The
natural grain of the wood will provide plenty of grip, unless is is
buried in a clear finish. Same problem as on uncarpeted wood stairs for
people wearing socks without shoes.
Odd problem...only thing I can think of is to apply a light coat of
paste wax and leave it, without buffing. That might make the rail look
smeary but you can always buff it up. How is a rail "too slippery"?
Any chance someone got something oily on it? Tried cleaning with
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