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Mylands Wax is a unique product. It is still manufactured to original recipes. It has been used successfully by Antique Restorers for over 100 years. It is made from the purest and hardest natural waxes available including Beeswax, Carnauba and Shellac Wax. Mylands have a wax for virtually all wax finishing requirements. Light coloured waxes are suitable for use on stone and metal.
Clear Wax is suitable for all wooden furniture, whatever the colour, and gives a deep wax shine with the minimum of work. Additional applications give increased durability and depth of shine.
Stripped Pine Wax A mid brown to be used on pine or used over paint to age the surface. Use one coat then use clear wax if more sheen is required.
Light Brown Wax A traditional light orange brown, almost clear in colour. Very popular with traditional restorers, recommended by furniture teaching colleges. Use on lacquered surfaces by using only small amounts and “buff off” almost immediately with a clean piece of cotton rag.
Dark Oak Wax Dark Oak colour suitable for dark furniture or antiques. Similar in depth and application to Antique Mahogany wax but without the same warm tone.
Antique Mahogany A traditional formulation of wax suited to mahogany and other warmer timbers. Very popular with Antique Restorers.
White Liming Wax Pigmented white to contrast the grain of open grain timber, especially oak.
Apply then buff to a shine. Seal the colour in with Mylands White Wax (clear in colour). Only suitable for decorative furniture.
PREPARATION: Sand the wooden substrate in stages, working with a medium sandpaper (120 grit), through to a medium / fine grade (180 –220 grit). Always sand in the direction of the grain pattern where possible, ensuring the removal of any blemishes and glue residue prior to the application of Mylands Wax. Take care to remove all traces of sanding dust and test the chosen Mylands Wax shade on a similar substrate to verify the colour.
APPLICATION: Take a clean cotton cloth, sponge or brush and apply in the direction of the wood grain where possible. To obtain a uniform colour, always wipe evenly, blending the Mylands Wax over the whole surface area by exerting a small degree of pressure when applying by hand. Take care to lightly remove any excess Mylands Wax immediately with a separate, clean absorbent cloth, again following the direction of the grain pattern. Leave to dry for around 3 minutes, and buff to finish with a soft cloth. The application of additional coats will deepen the existing colour / shade and significantly enhance the resulting sheen level.