So, there’s a little secret I’ve been keeping from you. I’ve found myself straying from my thick oval clear wax brush and using my DH’s old t-shirts.
The large clear wax brushes are great, but they do take alot of arm muscle and really working the brush to get the coverage that you need. When using the clear wax you want to be very liberal. You will see the color of your piece deepen with the application and you want to make sure the entire piece is really coated.
Sometimes it is a bit more work to achieve this with a brush. Recently, I’ve taken a few scraps of a SOFT t-shirt, scooped up a glob of wax and rub it onto the piece, working back and forth and really pushing the wax in with a strong hand. It is also easier to get into those details with a soft rag.
Again, to achieve a smoother, softer surface you need your clear wax. Every piece should have this application. Do not skip the clear wax step.
Now, the dark wax on the other hand is OPTIONAL. You don’t need to have the dark wax to have a beautiful & functioning piece. It will simply add an aged look. I DO use my little brush with my dark wax and am still happy with it. I’ll let you know if I change my mind on that 🙂