Embellishing Waxes

Hampshire Sheen produces a range of Embellishing Waxes for use in open grained woods and tight grained woods that have had texture added to them. They are not a surface finish.

There are nine colours available: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Black, White, Electric Blue, Electric Green, Electric Purple and Hot Pink.

Use them in conjunction with the Intrinsic Colour Collection for stunning results. There’s no need to wait for a gilt cream to dry overnight – this product dries quickly when buffed. For extra protection, we recommend it be overcoated with Hampshire Sheen Microcrystalline Wax. Supplied in a 60g (2.02oz) aluminium screw top tin.

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Basic Application

1: Sand piece to at least 400 grit and clean the dust out of the grain or texture;
2: For best results, use in conjunction with a dye or stain.
3: Apply a single coat of sanding sealer;
3: Liberally apply your chosen Embellishing Wax, rubbing it deeply into the grain or applied texture;
4: Allow to dry a little and then buff the product off the surface. (Drying times vary, depending on ambient temperature and humidity;
5: Optionally apply more coats as required and overcoat with Microcrystalline Wax.

Pro Finishing Tips

  • Good sanding is key! Ensure any tool marks, tear out or sanding marks are removed. They will be very obvious after colours and this wax is applied.
  • Remember, these waxes are for open grained woods like Oak, Ash, Elm, Chestnut or tight grained woods that have been textured like maple or boxwood.
  • Consider using contrasting, but complementary colours for obvious embellishment. Think Black Wax on ash, for example. Or Gold in Walnut.
  • For truly striking results, use in conjunction with the Intrinsic Colour Collection.
  • The more you can clean sanding dust out of the grain and texture, the better the result will be.
  • After application, buff the wax off the surface leaving a gloss finish which can overcoated with Microcrystalline Wax if desired.
  • It is possible to use Hampshire Sheen Clear Lacquer over the Embellishing Waxes.
  • Firmly replace the lid after use.
  • Store in a cool dry place out of direct light, away from heat sources and protect from freezing. Once opened, use within 6 months.
  • All wax products will tarnish if left in contact with water or acids such as fruit or alcohol.

Always read the product labels.
SAFETY FIRST! Always take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your workshop environment.

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