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Forum topic by Betsy posted 05-12-2015 02:10 AM 701 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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05-12-2015 02:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: beeswax

I have a question about beeswax. Will beeswax “bleed” or leave marks on a table cloth? I have a serving platter that I would prefer to use a vanish on but the friend it’s for is really set on a mineral oil/beeswax finish. I agree that oil/beeswax has a much nicer feel but I’m concerned about it bleeding on her tablecloth. I’ve used beeswax on a lots of cutting boards, but boards are generally not put onto tablecloths.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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#1 posted 05-12-2015 02:31 AM

I think the bleeding will be from the mineral oil instead. maybe reduce the amount of oil and increase the bees wax. heat them to 140 and apply before buffing.

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 02:35 AM

Thanks Jinx. I had not even thought about changing the ratio.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 11:11 AM

Hi Betsy!!

Good to hear from you again!

I use about a 4 to 1 ratio (oil to bees wax) so far Mimi hasn’t complained about any bleeding onto he tablecloths.

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#4 posted 05-12-2015 11:53 PM

Thanks Lew. I’ve been lurking lately – but plan to try to get back in the swing of participating more regularly.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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