Article: How To Apply Wax as a Finish on Wood

In this article we will show you the technique used to apply wax as a furniture finish. Waxing produces a natural finish, much like oil.  It is never really complete, and the constant rubbing by hand continues to improve the finish, deepening it's patina over the years..

Beeswax and Carnauba wax are the most popular of furniture waxes. The two are often mixed together with turpentine, by warming, to produce hard but compliant waxes. Carnauba adds strength. Paste wax comes in colors, and can be used on dark and light woods. Dark paste wax can also be used on the final rub out procedure for many other finishes, leaving behind a dark accent in the carvings.