|Forum topic by garberfc||posted 291 days ago||1457 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
291 days ago
I’ve completed applying my coats of Waterlox and have allowed the finish to cure for a week and a half and now I’ve started applying some Briwax.
My problem is that it’s a real problem buffing it out! I should explain that here in the N.E. it’s pretty cool and dry this time of year. My basement shop is at 60 F with relative humidity at 25%.
I’ve rubbed out any remaining dust nibs with 0000 steel wool and cleaned the surface with a clean cloth. I apply the wax with a cotton cloth swirling it in the wax and then rubbing it on top of the finish in a circular motion. The wax doesn’t spread very far, I assume because of the dryness of the environment. I allow the wax to sit for 10 minutes and then buff it out with cheesecloth. I continue to flip and refold the cheesecloth to avoid it getting clogged.
My problem is that it’s nearly impossible to get all the wax swirls out! My work area is well lit and when I look at the finish at an angle I can see all kinds of swirl marks. To get rid of them I have to rub them quite vigorously. Possible removing most all the wax!
What am I doing wrong? Is there an easier means of bugging out the wax??
Thanks in advance for your help,