|Forum topic by Jack_Isidore||posted 04-08-2011 11:54 PM||5037 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-08-2011 11:54 PM
Two brief questions for those of you experienced with Renaissance wax (or maybe wax in general). I am applying this to walnut finished with Deft Danish Oil.
I can’t seem to find a good answer to what you apply the wax with. One person mentioned synthetic steel wool (0000?) and then buffing with soft rag. Other people don’t mention what to use for the application. My intuition says you’d waste a lot of wax to the porous steel wool. I’m only concerned about this because Renaissance wax isn’t very cheap, and I don’t know how far it will go.
Second question is in regards to the open grain pores on the walnut. I’m afraid when I apply the wax, it will build up and turn white in the grain. I wet-sanded with 420 and 600 grit on end grain and a few glue and dent imperfections I hadn’t noticed, but not the entire piece. I’m afraid even if I did the entire surface during future coats, I’d miss some spots. I’ve applied two coats already and I plan on doing two more, sanding in between with 1000 grit paper. So, anyway, a lot of the reviews of Renaissance seem to indicate that it applies better and more easily than others such as Briwax. Am I worrying about something that isn’t likely to happen with this wax?
OK, I lied, those weren’t short questions, and I have two more, that actually are short. How many coats of wax do you like to use on top of danish oil, and how long do you wait to apply it. I’ve read answers ranging from 1 week to 6 weeks (!!!).
Thanks for everyone’s help, there’s been several points in this project (which is my first project not completed in a classroom environment) where you all helped me out a ton. I hope to post the completed project soon.