|Review by bayspt||posted 04-02-2009 06:43 AM||6566 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
After using almost a whole tub (1lb) of SC Johnson paste wax in the last year or so, I caught Renaissance wax on sale at Woodcraft this month and reluctantly bought a can. I say reluctantly since the street price of this stuff is 26 bucks for 200ml or 7 fl. OZ. Little can for 26 or big ole pounder for 8. Ability to buy at Borg or local department store (blue, biggest in the world) or have to buy at specialty shops or order online. You can see my apprehension. But after the rave reviews buy Marc, over at TWW I took the plunge. I will never look back. I came home with my purchase and started waxing things in the shop. Didn’t stop for like 2 hours. Everything in the shop has a nice new coat of wax. The directions say “Apply sparingly with a soft cloth and buff gently. Dries hard instantly” They don’t lie. It’s that easy. Soft cloth, touch the wax in the can, rub on surface grab clean rag and wipe off. Doesn’t take much and what you do get on the rag goes a long way. No waiting for it to dry, no endless buffing trying to get out the swirl marks, (hey I like my wax job to look good to, not just protect and slicken (yes that is a word I just made it up)) So I sum up by saying I am not displeased at all with the price since the amount used is much less and the results are a much higher quality. I have a piece of 3/4 MDF that I have sized using wood glue and water, to use as an assembly table on top of my table saw (small shop what can I say) you should look at the shine on that puppy, and see how the glue wipes off when wet and scrapes off when dry. It’s beautiful. I haven’t finished any projects with it but I might give it a try in the future.
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