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Traditional Paste Wax: 250ml


Description Traditional Wax is a general purpose wax paste made from a unique blend of animal, vegetable and mineral waxes including:
  • Carnauba (the hardest of all waxes) for a hard bright shine and durability,
  • Ozocerite and Ceresin (high melt waxes) for extra hardness, shine and water resistance,
  • Microcrystalline for added water resistance,
  • a hint of beeswax for smoothness and
  • the clean fresh fragrance of Herbal Pine
Traditional Wax is unlike any other beeswax. polishes you have ever used. It is not sticky or hard to work with, and unlike most other beeswax type polishes it will not attract dust or finger marks.

Traditional Wax is easy to apply easy to buff to a shine and leaves the surface of the work with an almost sensual feel. This polish does not give a wet plastic look to the timber but imparts a lustrous and slightly dry looking shine to the work akin to that of a fine antique.

Traditional Wax is about the consistency of margarine making it easy to use in a variety of ways, including on raw timber, antiques, woodcarvings, woodturning, general furniture maintenance etc.
Safety This product is child and food safe.
All waxes used in the production of Traditional Wax are used in the food, confectionary and pharmaceutical industries.
Application Preparation
Always prepare timber by sanding well before applying a finish. You should sand with grits up to 320 or even 400. For best results, use EEE-Ultra Shine Paste Wax after sanding before the application of Traditional Wax. If you put in the preparation you will get a first class finish every time.

Application Method 1
Prepare the surface, then apply a thin even coat of wax using a clean, soft, dry cloth, wait approx. 5 minutes until dry, then buff to a bright lustre using another soft, clean cloth.

Application Method 2
Brush on 2 to 3 thin coats of shellac or 2 coats of sanding sealer. Allow to dry, then sand lightly with 400 grit abrasive. Now apply a thin even coat of Traditional Wax using steel wool as the applicator. Buff immediately with a clean soft cloth.

Application to open-pored timber (eg. oak)
After preparing as above buff the surface with dry steel wool then apply Traditional Wax with a cloth. Note: Do not use steel wool to apply the wax.
If steel wool is used to apply the wax a white mark (or flecking) will be seen in the open pores of the timber after waxing. This is caused by the steel wool cutting the polish then depositing it in these open pores.
Woodturners Woodturners around the world use and recommend Traditional Wax.

Use Traditional Wax on your woodturnings for a lustrous finish in any one of the following ways:
  1. Apply directly to the work with lathe running & buffed off immediately. This will melt it into the timber and give a flat to satin finish.
  2. Apply liberally with lathe spinning allow to dry. (approx. 5 mins) Buff with a clean soft rag.
  3. Apply a base coat of shellac to the work then sand with a fine abrasive and use wax as above.
For bowls & platters etc. apply Shellawax liquid friction polish as per instructions. Sand lightly with 1200 grit abrasive then finish with Traditional Wax.

Ideal for maintenance of bowls, platters, lidded containers, and all other turned items that have been finished with our Shellawax Cream or Shellawax Liquid Friction Polish.
Use also to maintain oiled, shellacked, French polished, lacquered and waxed finishes.
Antique Restorers Use Traditional Wax as you would any other paste wax.
You will find that this wax produces a better shine than most and is much easier to use.
Woodcarvers Apply Traditional Wax sparingly to the work using a boot brush, tooth brush or a soft bristled nail brush. Pay particular attention to undercuts etc. Allow to dry 10 minutes then buff to a lustrous finish using a soft, lint free cloth or a clean soft bristles brush. A double sided boot brush is ideal for this work. Brushes wash clean in turpentine or hot soapy water.
NB: Use only uncoloured, natural bristle brushes as brushes with black or coloured bristles will transfer the colour onto the timber and make a real mess.
Furniture & General Polishing Use Traditional Wax for the maintenance of furniture and most polished surfaces. Can be applied to French Polished surfaces and over all lacquers, polyurethane, Danish oil, etc. This wax is fantastic for use over Organoil if the oil is applied as per instructions. Make sure the surface of the timber is clean then apply Traditional Wax with a soft rag. Buff off with another clean soft rag and you have done.
Size 250ml

  • Shipping Weight: 265grams
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 23 May 2012.

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