Should You Wax That The Why And The How To Apply A Wax Finish
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So you've completed a project, you've already looked into durable top-coat finishes, and you've come across the idea of waxing.From what you've seen, this looks like an incredibly easy, and mess-free finish.
It's cheap, it's easy to apply, it doesn't stink up your shop… What's not to love? Well… I h*t* to cr*p on your cupcake, but unfortunately I must.A wax finish is absolutely one of (if the THE) least protective coats you can apply as a finish.
I'm sorry.That's just life.Other finishes, which I cover in Wood Finishes 101, are made for protection.Wax on the other hand.Well.I don't really know why it even falls in the same category.I mean, if you finish a coffee table with wax, it will end up with marks and scratches everywhere a little toy car was drug across the surface.
It will have horrible coffee mug rings, since wax has practically zero heat protection.And it will probably be non-existant as soon as you wipe down the table with a cleaner.So how does it compare to the other, actual-protective finishes? It doesn't.
Not even a little bit.Plain and simple.But that's not to say wax doesn't belong in a wood shop.Oh contraire.There is definitely a time and a place...