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How to use Liquid Wax for Wood

Liquid Wax for Wood

Liquid wax comes in many different forms and brands and here at Priory polishes we stock a wide range for all your needs. Liquid wax can be used for furniture, floors and all other wooden surfaces around your home. Below is a guide on the different brands and how to correctly use liquid wax.

The Different types of Liquid Wax

Liquid Wax - 250ml

We offer our very own Priory Polishes Liquid Wax which has been developed from a traditional recipe using only the highest quality blend of Waxes to nourish any wood. It helps to cover small scratches and enhance the natural beauty of the timber. It is ideal for hard to reach areas, like carvings and mouldings that are very dusty. It is also perfect for feeding dry interior and backboards on furniture (where clothing is not stored). This prevents the timber from drying out and will leave you with a wonderful fresh scent, to replace any musty smells often in old furniture.

Liberon Liquid Wax Polish Black Bison

Liberon liquid wax polish black bison comes in four distinctive colours, Clear, Medium Oak, Dark Oak and Georgian Mahogany. It is made from a blend of waxes, including high quality Carnauba Wax. This particular liquid wax is commonly used on antiques, antique furniture and antique clocks but also can be used on a variety of modern furniture around the home. Due to its liquid form, it is very easy to apply and use on any wooden surface.

Antiquax Original Liquid Wax Floor Polish

Antiquax Liquid Wax Floor Polish is Silicone free and designed to be used where there are high levels of wear on a daily basis to wooden floors. This liquid wax offers a deep long lasting sheen to the floor whilst being resistant to black heel scuffing. It is perfect for hard wood or soft wood flooring and can also be buffed using an electric buffing machine to a fine finish. This is one of the most traditional forms of floor polish on the market.

How to use Liquid Wax

wax stick filler

Firstly, check over the whole surface for any scratches, small dents, chips or cracks. Use a Wax Filler Repair Kit to fill them in the appropriate colour (different colours available) and this will disguise the marks. It is important to do this before applying the wax as it can be difficult for the filler to key to the wood once this has been done.

Pour the Liquid Wax into a suitable container.

For best results, we highly recommend cleaning the surface first using Priory Polish Reviver as this will remove the years of dirt, grime, grease and will prepare the surface ready for the application of Liquid Wax. This will allow the Wax to penetrate the timber better and therefore give you a better finish. It will also help to add a warmth to the final colour of the wood.

Shake the bottle really well before use as the Wax settles to the bottom. It is usually best to pour this into a wide jar that will fit your brush.

Applying the Liquid Wax

Once the wood surface has been cleaned with Polish Reviver, apply the liquid wax using either a soft brush or Priory Polishes Fine Cotton Buffing Cloths in circular motions. Whist the wax is still wet, wipe over the entire surface in the direction of the grain to remove any excess. Use a brush to get into carved or awkward areas and then again, make sure you wipe off as much excess as possible, preferably in the direction of the grain.

Liquid Wax Finished Furniture

Allow the Wax to dry for around 30 – 60 minutes to a slight haze. You can buff off using a clean cloth to a nice shine or use a furniture wax buffing brush for ease. Several applications may be needed for the desired finish, as this is a lot thinner that normal Finishing Wax but it is far easier to buff off and apply. Usually the more thin coats you apply, the better finish you will achieve. You can also use this as a maintenance wax, simply apply thin coats when necessary and buff to enhance your existing finish.

Watch our video tutorial on how we used liquid wax on this carved early 20th Century table:

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