All About Wax
Use it to perfect a finish or create special effects
Synopsis: Though most commonly used as the final, protective coating on top of another type of finish, wax has a multitude of other uses. It can be used on its own to serve as a minimal finish and maintain a wood’s natural beauty, or it can give a just-made piece an antique look. It can be colored to create special effects. Finishing expert Peter Gedrys explains how to choose the right wax by understanding the ingredients, how to use colored wax or color your own, how to make an applicator to apply the correct amount of wax, how to achieve a glossy or a satin finish, how to wax intricate shapes or carvings, how to renew a waxed surface, and how to add years to a just-made piece. The tools are simple and the techniques are easy.
There is a quality to a wax topcoat that can’t be matched…