Hello my friends! Thanks so much for sharing Lisa! Thanks for all you do. I have 3 small boys and there is no point in buying a nice table because they will destroy it.
How to Apply Finishing Wax to a Wood Finish
Butcher Block Finishes | Popular Woodworking Magazine
Contrary to popular belief, paste wax is not a good choice for a protective finish. Even though you may still read articles or hear other woodworkers advocating the use of paste wax as a protective finish for raw wood, the simple fact is that when it comes to protection, paste wax is very inferior compared to oil finishes or topcoat finishes like lacquer, varnish, polyurethane etc. It is true that wax was used for centuries as a wood finish, but that was before the advent and discovery of oil finishes and film finishes. Wax provides no significant protective barrier for wood against heat, water, water vapor or chemical spills such as from an alcoholic beverage. Wax is very soft and never dries to a hard finish. Its melting point is approx.
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Hi friends! What do you do when you need the tough durability of a poly, but you want the beautiful antiquing and soft sheen of a wax? So, today I have a perfect example of this duo topcoat to share with you. Between Madelyn working on her laptop, and her son on his homework, this desk will get a lot of use. And here it is with a poly and wax finish.
For today's woodworker, a paste wax wood finish of any kind may not be the best choice for protecting woodworking projects. A paste wax wood finish looks great but isn't very protective. It doesn't do much at all to repel water, isn't hard or durable enough to protect the wood from dings and scratches, and with a low melting point of about degrees Fahrenheit, wax can easily melt.