//Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax Tutorial

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax Tutorial

Is it a sealer? It is an enhancement? Yes, Real Milk Paint Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax makes soapstone look fantastic and last a long time. Bonus: It’s good for more than just soapstone, too. Use our sealer on stone, 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 walnut oil and carnauba wax heated and blended together to create a creamy, gel-like 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 and other areas in your kitchen and bath.

Rely on your sealer 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 sealer and wood wax in more than a decade of consumer use.

A quick Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax tutorial

  1. Open your container of sealer and use a knife loosen and remove any film on the top of the compound — that’s just polymerized product.
  2. Grab your applicator (the inside of an old sock works well), and scoop out a small amount of product.
  3. Apply the sealer to the surface of your piece and rub in a circular motion.
  4. Wait about 30 minutes until the sealer sets up, and then wipe off any excess oil. Full “hard drying” time takes about 5 to 7 days.

The dos and don’ts of working with Real Milk Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax

  • Don’t apply 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.
  • Do use a paint thinner or our nontoxic, environmentally friendly Citrus Solvent to gently strip away any existing mineral oil before proceeding with your sealant.
  • Don’t let a thick layer of sealer sit on your soapstone overnight.
  • Do wipe off any excess sealer about a half-hour after applying.
  • Don’t apply sealer to painted backsplashes or trim as the sealer will negatively affect the finish.
  • Do wipe 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. 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.

 

2018-09-19T09:43:57+00:00September 24th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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