250ml jar - Neutral
5 litre tin - Neutral
Traditional Wax is a general purpose wax paste made
from a unique blend of animal, vegetable and mineral
waxes including Carnauba (the hardest of all waxes)
for a hard bright shine and durability, Ozocerite
and Ceresin (high melt waxes) for extra hardness,
shine and water resistance, Microcrystalline for
added water resistance, a hint of beeswax for
smoothness and the clean fresh fragrance of Herbal
All of the waxes used in the production of
Traditional Wax are used in the food, confectionary
or pharmaceutical industries, which means the
product is child and food safe.
Traditional Wax is unlike any other beeswax.
polishes you have ever used. It is not sticky or
hard to work with, and unlike most other beeswax
type polishes it will not attract dust or finger
Traditional Wax is easy to apply easy to buff to a
shine and leaves the surface of the work with an
almost sensual feel. This polish does not give a wet
plastic look to the timber but imparts a lustrous
and slightly dry looking shine to the work akin to
that of a fine antique.
Traditional Wax is about the consistency of
margarine making it easy to use in a variety of
ways, including on raw timber, antiques,
woodcarvings, woodturning, general furniture
Always prepare timber by sanding well before
applying a finish. You should sand with grits up to
320 or even 400. If you put in the preparation you
will get a first class finish every time. If not you
will get what you deserve.
RAW TIMBER 1
Prepare the surface, then apply a thin even coat
of wax using a clean, soft, dry cloth, wait
approx. 5 minutes until dry, then buff to a
bright lustre using another soft, clean cloth.
RAW TIMBER 2
Brush on 2 to 3 thin coats of shellac or 2 coats
of sanding sealer. Allow to dry, then sand
lightly with 400 grit abrasive. Now apply a thin
even coat of Traditional Wax using 000 or 0000
steel wool as the applicator. Buff immediately
with a clean soft cloth.
If the timber is open-pored, e.g. oak, etc.
apply wax as follows: After preparing as above
buff the surface with dry steel wool then apply
Traditional Wax with a cloth instead of steel
wool. Otherwise a white mark (or flecking) will
be seen in the open pores of the timber after
waxing. This is caused by the steel wool cutting
the polish then depositing it in these open
Further applications of wax can be made if
needed but should be applied with a clean rag
instead of steel wool. Follow directions as for
Raw Timber No. 1 above.
FOR ANTIQUE RESTORERS
Use Traditional Wax as you would any other paste
wax. You will find however that this wax should
have a better shine than most and will be much
easier to use.
Apply Traditional Wax sparingly to the work
using a boot brush, tooth brush or a soft
bristled nail brush. Pay particular attention to
Allow to dry 10 minutes then buff to a lustrous
finish using a soft, lint free cloth or a clean
soft bristles brush. A double sided boot brush
is ideal for this work. Brushes wash clean in
turpentine or hot soapy water.
NB: Use only uncoloured, natural bristle
brushes as brushes with black or coloured
bristles will transfer the colour onto the
timber and make a real mess.
World renowned woodturner Richard Raffan, author of
books, videos and magazine articles on woodturning,
uses and recommends Traditional Wax.
Use Traditional Wax on your woodturnings for a
Apply directly to the work with lathe running &
buffed off immediately. This will melt it into
the timber and give a flat to satin finish.
Apply liberally with lathe spinning allow to
dry. (approx. 5 mins) Buff with a clean soft rag.
Apply a base coat of shellac to the work then
sand with a fine abrasive and use wax as above.
For bowls & platters etc. apply our Shellawax as
per instructions. Cut with 1200 grit abrasive
then finish with Traditional Wax.
Ideal for maintenance of bowls, platters, lidded
containers, and all other turned items that have
been finished with our Shellawax Cream or
Shellawax. Use also to maintain oiled,
shellacked, French polished, lacquered and waxed
FOR FURNITURE and GENERAL MAINTENANCE POLISHING,
Use Traditional Wax for the maintenance of
furniture and most polished surfaces. Can be
applied to French Polished surfaces and over all
lacquers, polyurethane, Danish oil, etc. This
wax is fantastic for use over Organoil
if the oil is applied as per instructions. Make
sure the surface of the timber is clean then
apply Traditional Wax with a soft rag. Buff off
with another clean soft rag and you have done.
Comes in: 250ml white PVC container with screw top
also available in 5 litre industrial tins.
tins must be ordered in advance as they are not kept
on the shelf
take note of the following
THIS IS A WAX.
WAX MELTS IN EXTREME HEAT
SO KEEP IT COOL!
melted Traditional Wax: Put container in hot
water to melt contents, when melted stir with
metal stirrer until mix begins to cool & thicken
or the harder waxes may drop out of the mix.
To rejuvenate hard Traditional Wax: Do
the same as above but, add a small amount of
(for half a jar add 1 tablespoon, if really
dry add 2 tablespoons too much will just make it
DO NOT leave rag inside jar.
ensure the lid is always securely fastened.
If you have a thick build up of wax or oil etc. on
the surface of your furniture this is best removed
first using our
Polish Reviver, before you apply any wax.