I read recently that you can paste wax your already finished project.
Now, my question is, what kind of finishes can you put wax on top of?
I always finish my projects with polyurethane. Can this be waxed?
And what kind of wax? I think the article I read talked about paste
wax. I have some paste wax that we use on our hardwood kitchen floor.
Will that work? Yeah, yeah, I know: try it on a scrap piece first.
And I will, but as I have limited combinations of finish to try, I'd
like to avail myself of your vast pool of knowledge, too.
You can put wax over just about any finish. Regular old paste wax works
fine or you could use car wax if you were so inclined. I use Trewax and add
a little mineral spirits to make it softer. Put it on, let it dry to a haze
and then buff it off.
If there is any silicone in the wax and there often is with car wax it
creates problems trying to refinish in the future. Silicone is the
cause of fish eye.
On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 15:12:10 GMT, "Norm Underwood"
If you're going to refinish it in the future, you're going to have to
strip the exising finish which will remove all traces of the silicone.
The only time you need to worry about silicone is on something that has
not had its final finish applied yet.
Any finish can be waxed and will benefit from it.
While wax isn't much of a protector in itself it will lubricate the surface
of a finish and slow the build up of micro scratches a finish tends to
collect in day to day use.
Don't use Butcher's Wax. I was told it was a carcinogen. Liberon makes the best
waxes you can find, and their 4xo steel wool is the best applicator.
Rennaisance, Black Bison, the more expensive waxes. More $ for a reason. They
So is a lot of other stuff we use in the shop. I use Butcher's wax
and like it, and will probably keep on using it. Come to think of it
everytime I turn around something else gets labeled a carcinogen.
I am starting to think that a lot of the carcinogen findings depend
on the number of research projects that have been commisioned by the
personal injury lawyers in a given year. <grin>
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