Our best selling Gloss Finishing Wax is a carefully designed combination of carnauba and microcrystalline waxes suspended in a low odour solvent to enable you to build up a super-tough glossy finish to turned work that is also fingerprint resistant Food & Toy Safe when cured.
It has a stiff texture and at times (particularly in cold weather) may appear ‘crumbly’ in the tin. This is perfectly normal and is due to the very high wax to solvent ratio. When used correctly, you need less of the product than you may think to achieve a fantastic quality finish.
We believe our Gloss Finishing Wax is the toughest and most long lasting finish available and is a popular go-to finish for many turners.
1: Sand piece immaculately down to at least 400 grit;
2: For best results, apply sanding sealer and burnish when dry;
3: Evenly apply a light coat of thewax with a soft paper towel;
4: Allow to dry a little and then buff;
5: Apply additional coats for deeper shine.
Pro Finishing Tips
- Spend less time sanding by improving your tool handling technique.
- Always use a sanding sealer for decorative items.
- Apply with paper towel.
- Use less than you think you need.
- Best applied with the lathe stationary.
- Build the product up in light layers.
- Buff to a shine with the lathe spinning at an appropriate speed for the size of the piece.
- Can be mechanically buffed with a buffing wheel.
- Take your time! It’s the quality of the finish that will be seen for the length of the piece’s life.
- White flecks in open grain wood? Use a heat gun to melt them, then buff again. Use less next time.
- Can be used to overcoat Embellishing Waxes and is compatible with other finishing products.
- Firmly replace the lid after use.
- Store in a cool dry place out of direct light, away from heat sources and protect from freezing.
- If the product appears ‘dried out’, do not attempt to soften it – the process is potentially dangerous.
- Stored correctly, the product will be good for use for 18 months + once opened.
Always read the product labels.
SAFETY FIRST! Always take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your workshop environment.