Wood Wax is a 100% natural and vegan-friendly product designed to finish and protect wooden surfaces. It’s made from plant-based materials, including walnut oil and carnauba wax, providing a safe and eco-friendly option for sealing and preserving wood. Unlike traditional waxes that may contain harmful chemicals, Wood Wax is free from VOCs, solvents, and mineral oils, making it a preferred choice for environmentally conscious consumers.
Applying Wood Wax is simple and straightforward. You’ll need a clean cloth for application. Apply a small amount of Wood Wax to the cloth and gently rub it onto the raw wood surface in a circular motion. Allow it to penetrate the wood for a few minutes, then wipe off any excess with a clean cloth. Sometimes two applications are needed for optimal sealing. The wax provides a smooth coverage and cures quickly, leaving a beautiful natural shine. Its easy application makes it suitable for DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Yes, Wood Wax is safe for food-contact surfaces. Its 100% natural formulation, including plant-based walnut oil and carnauba wax, makes it a suitable and safe option for everyday items such as wooden bowls, spoons, cutting boards, and butcher blocks. Its food-safe quality ensures that you can use it on kitchen items without worrying about contamination or harmful residues.
Wood Wax is primarily designed for wooden surfaces, but its natural and versatile formulation allows it to be used on other materials as well. It’s perfect for sealing raw wood, and it can also be used to preserve and protect various other surfaces, such as cast iron, concrete, tools, and rusted metal. Its multifunctional nature makes it a valuable addition to any home or workshop.
Wood Wax is environmentally friendly due to its VOC-free formulation that contains no solvents or petroleum. It’s also vegan-friendly, as it contains no ingredients derived from animals or their by-products. The lack of harsh chemicals ensures that it’s safe to use in enclosed spaces and on surfaces your family uses daily. Its green and sustainable attributes align with modern eco-friendly practices and values.
Wood Wax provides the shine of wax with the long-term water protection of oil. It dries to a hard finish in about 5 to 7 days, but a full cure can take anywhere from two weeks to a full month. It’s essential to keep the treated surface free from water, soap, and heavy objects during the initial drying period to ensure the best finish. Patience during the curing process ensures optimal results and long-lasting protection.
Reapplication of Wood Wax depends on the wear and tear of the treated surface. You should reapply it whenever the finish seems to be wearing down or if you notice a low-luster finish. In short, reapply only as needed to maintain the beauty and protection of the wood. Regular monitoring and timely reapplication will keep your wooden items looking fresh and well-maintained.
Before applying Wood Wax over previously treated or oiled surfaces, it’s essential to remove any existing waxes or nondrying oils like mineral oil that might prevent proper absorption. You can use hot water and soap, mineral spirits, or citrus solvents to clean the surface thoroughly before applying Wood Wax.
It is worth noting that you can use Wood Wax over drying oils such as walnut oil, hemp oil, tung oil, and others. Proper preparation ensures that the Wood Wax adheres correctly and provides the desired finish and protection.
Cleaning surfaces treated with Wood Wax is easy. Stick with mild soap and water, and use a soft cloth for wiping. Harsh cleaners and acid-based products should be avoided, as they could eat away at the finish over repeated use. Proper cleaning maintains the integrity of the Wood Wax finish and prolongs the life of the treated surface, keeping it looking new for years to come.
Wood Wax should be stored away from extreme cold or heat. Keep the container tightly closed when not in use, and it’s recommended to store it in its original packaging in the fridge. Following these guidelines will ensure that your Wood Wax remains in optimal condition for years. Proper storage extends the shelf life of the product, allowing you to enjoy its benefits for various projects over time.
Wood wax can be applied over milk paint to provide a protective layer and enhance the finish. Milk paint, known for its matte and chalky appearance, is porous and can benefit from a wax topcoat. Applying wax over milk paint seals the paint, making it more water-resistant and giving it a subtle sheen. The wax also deepens the color of the paint, enriching its appearance. It’s essential to ensure the milk paint is completely dry before applying the wax.
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