Is it a sealer? It is an enhancement? Yes, Real Milk Paint Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax of the Real Milk Paint Company makes soapstone look fantastic and last a long time. Bonus: It’s good for more than just soapstone, too. Use our sealer on soapstone sinks & basins or wood and concrete countertops, bowls, cutting boards and other household items to create a stunning aesthetic and keep rust and other damage at bay.
What is Real Milk Paint Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax?
Our sealer consists of food grade walnut oil and carnauba wax heated and blended together to create a creamy, gel-like wood wax cure substance. The walnut oil mixes well and dries beautifully without the hard finish associated with some other compounds, and the wax helps repel water, making this sealer an especially good option for sinks, soapstone countertops and other areas in your kitchen and bath.
Rely on your soapstone sealer and wood wax for new projects or as part of routine maintenance. Reapply as needed to combat normal wear and tear, or use our Soapstone Sealer to buff out and add a protective layer to scrapes and scratches as they crop up.
Is Real Milk Paint Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax hypoallergenic?
The walnut oil we use is cooked, breaking down the nut proteins and making the product less allergenic compared to raw, unprocessed walnuts. While it’s technically possible to react to any product on the market, we’ve never had a report of an allergic reaction to our soapstone sealer and wood wax in more than a decade of consumer use.
A quick Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax tutorial
- Open your container of soapstone sealer and wood wax and use a knife to loosen and remove any film on the top of the compound — that’s just polymerized product.
- Grab your applicator (the inside of an old sock works well), and scoop out a small amount of product.
- Apply the sealer to the surface of your piece using a soft cloth and rub in a circular motion.
- Wait about 30 minutes until the sealer sets up, and then wipe off any excess wax or carnauba wax flakes. Full “hard drying” may take long as walnut oil takes about 5 to 7 days to dry.
The dos and don’ts of working with Real Milk Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax
- Don’t apply soapstone sealer and wood wax over mineral oil. While the walnut oil is a drying oil, mineral oil is not; combine the two and you’re in for an unpleasant surprise. Strip the piece of off mineral oil before painting on previously mineral oiled surface.
- Do use a paint thinner or our nontoxic, environmentally friendly Citrus Solvent to gently strip away any existing mineral oil before proceeding with your soapstone sealer and wood wax.
- Don’t let a thick layer of sealer sit on your soapstone sealer and wood wax overnight.
- Do wipe off any excess soapstone sealer and wood wax about a half-hour after applying.
- Don’t apply soapstone sealer and wood wax to painted backsplashes or trim as the sealer will negatively affect the finish.
- Do wipe with lint free cloth carefully around painted edges, and use masking tape to protect any tricky areas where accidental transfer may be possible.
- Don’t get any water on your soapstone surface while the sealer is curing and the wax sit overnight. This could compromise the sealer’s effectiveness and create unsightly wipe spots.
- Do wipe up any water droplets as soon as you spot them until the full 5 to 7 day cure is complete.