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APPLICATION NOTES AND DEMONSTRATION VIDEO

APPLICATION VIDEO

We have managed to obtain the services of internationally renowned woodworking craftsman Alan Holtham to demonstrate some of the applications of our extensive traditional wood finishing range. Watch the video, then click on the product of interest for further details. If the product is what you are looking for, then click the link at the top for Product Page, or Products on the left, and you will be able to select which product you require and order online, or see our distributor/stockists page for further information.

   
     

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION NOTES

GRANITE & MARBLE WAX
NATURAL CREAMED BEESWAX
SHELLAC SANDING SEALER
SHERADALE

BRIWAX / BRIWAX ORIGINAL

Surface Preparation
Unsealed wooden surfaces should be smooth, dry and clean. Apply Briwax using a lint free cloth or 0000 Steel Wool, thoroughly working the wax into the grain. Once dry, buff to desired finish with a clean soft cloth. Improved shine and durability can be achieved by first sealing the surface with Briwax Sanding Sealer. For antiques and pre-finished furniture, first check compatibility, then apply Briwax in small areas with a clean soft cloth. The Briwax finish can be maintained by further applications which will give increased hardness and shine.

This product is not recommended for use in areas where it will come into contact with water.

Above 20°C, Briwax will soften and liquify. Replace lid, put in a cool place and it will return to its original state.
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SHERADALE
Sheradale is made to a traditional formula and includes pure Beeswax. Recommended for use as a final finish on old and new wood to obtain a good shine, retaining the natural patina and enhancing the full beauty of the wood. Particularly suitable on antique furniture.

Available in Clear or Antique Brown

Supplied in a 220ml Glass Jar for ease of use.

Apply Sheradale using a clean soft cloth, working in small areas and using a small amount of the wax. If you aply too much wax, the finish will appear streaky. Apply the wax working along the grain, then polish to the desired shine with another lint free cloth.


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NATURAL CREAMED BEESWAX
Apply with a soft cloth to small areas at a time, working along the grain. Polish off immediately with a clean soft cloth to produce a deep rich sheen with a pure clean aroma.
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GRANITE & MARBLE WAX

REFORMULATED PRODUCT

Coverage – 4 to 5 square metres per 250ml.

Drying Time – 30 minutes.
Surface Preparation – Clean surfaces with detergent solution, rinse with clean water to provide a clean dry surface.

Application – Apply sparingly to the surface over an area of approximately one square metre, using a cloth, Briwax Polish Brush or 0000 Steel Wool.

Cleaning – Use white spirit to clean equipment.
Precautions – Natural waxes like Marble Wax are liable to mark when they come into contact with water spillages. Care must be taken when used on floors or steps as a well buffed wax finish can become very slippery. Avoid placing loose rugs on such surfaces.
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LIMING WAX
Coverage – 4 to 5 square metres per 220g.

Quick Drying – 30 minutes per coat.

Surface Preparation – Prepare by sanding along the grain with a fine glass paper. Some wood would benefit by opening the grain with a wire brush.

Application – Apply sparingly with a cloth, rubbing well into the grain, removing the excess as you go, so that a uniform colour is obtained. Allow to dry then buff with a soft cloth. For a higher sheen, overcoat with Briwax Liming Wax or Clear Briwax.

Cleaning – Use white spirit to clean equipment.
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WAX REMOVING SOLUTION

Surface Preparation
Pour a small quantity of Wax Removing Solution onto a cloth, work into the surface to be de-waxed. Work along the grain. When all the wax has been loosened, wipe the surface over with a clean cloth. Repeat until all the wax has been removed. Allow to dry before rewaxing or finishing.

Important
Always try a test area first to ensure Briwax Wax Removing Solution does not affect the timber or other finishes. Once the wax has been removed, a new wax finish can be applied. If you wish to apply any other type of finish, sevral applications may be required to remove all traces of the wax from the grain. Always apply a test patch of the new finish first to ensure compatability

Available in 500 ml can

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FURNITURE REVIVER / RESTORER

Shake well before use.

Pour small quantity of Furniture Reviver / Restorer onto a soft cloth. Rub well into the surface of the furniture. Remove Furniture Reviver / Reviver with a clean cloth. This will also remove the grime from the surface. Repeat process if necessary.

Give the furniture a final polish with a duster. Repeat process if necessary. The surface can then be polished with Briwax Wax Polish if required.
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FLOOR WAX

Briwax floor wax is a blend of selected waxes which is easily applied by cloth or brush. Once dry, it is buffed to give a natural satin sheen wax finish to old or new wooden floors.

Available in Clear and Light Oak.

Supplied in 2.5 litre pack

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SHELLAC SANDING SEALER

Coverage
4 to 5 square metres per 500ml.

Quick Drying
20 to 30 minutes per coat.

Cleaning
Clean brushes with Methylated Spirit.

Surface Preparation
Sand timber or veneer in direction of the grain to produce a smooth surface. Ensure surface is clean, dry and dust free. Stain timber if required using a Water Based Dye and allow to dry.

Application Notes
Apply Shellac Sanding Sealer by brush or rag. Allow to dry. Lightly sand using Flour paper or Briwax 0000 Steel Wool. Apply a second if required. Allow to dry, then apply finishing coat of Briwax Wax Polish as directed on container.

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DANISH OIL

Coverage
5 to 10 metres per 1 Litre.

Quick Drying
Touch dry in 4 to 8 hours depending on temperature and conditions.

Cleaning
Clean brushes with white spirit.

Surface Preparation
To achieve a good finish, ensure that the timber is dry and free from contaminants such as grease and wax.

Lightly sand with a good quality glass paper. Apply Briwax Danish Oil liberally with a clean dry rag or brush.

On new wood 2 or 3 coats will be necessary.
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TEAK OIL

Drying Time – 4 to 8 hours dependent on conditions.
Surface Preparation – Lightly sand with a good quality glass paper. Remove all dust to provide dry clean surface, free from grease or wax.

Application – Apply liberally with a clean cloth or brush. Allow to soak in and even up with a soft cloth and allow to dry. Apply further coats following same procedure. On new wood, 2 or 3 coats will be necessary.

Cleaning – Use white spirit to clean equipment.
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CHAIR FIX KIT

If you have a wooden chair or table that has become wobbly, it is probably due to shrinking joints making them loose – YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO TAKE THE CHAIR APART- Chair Fix’s unique formula swells the joints, making them as tight as when they left the workshop and then it seals them, giving a permanent repair. Developed in the U.S.A., by Briwax International Inc., (where is is called Briwax RX) it is great for all types of wood, where round or square tenons join, such as wooden chairs, tables, staircases and other fine wood furnishings. It comes with a syringe and a set of needles (industrial), as well as an application cap to get into those really awkward places. Chair Fix has been highly recommended by antique restorers and fine master craftsmen. Ideal for fluctuating humidity levels caused by central heating and air conditioning systemse.

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STEEL WOOL & PINE BRUSHES

This is a high quality steel wool designed for woodworkers, both professional and amateur.

Grade 0000 – This very fine grade steel wool is particularly recommended for applying wax polish, cleaning delicate woodwork and polishing and cleaning metal.

Grade 0 – This grade is for use on stubborn dirt on woodwork or metal or for use after stripping finishes from wood to ensure a clean surface. Cut this grade with a pair of shears.

Grade 2 – This is a grade of steel wool mainly used for stripping paint, lacquers and varnish from woodwork as an aid to the paint stripper. Always use a pair of shears to cut this grade.
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WAX FILLER STICKS

Apply using light pressure with the tip of the spatula and clean off surplus to leave a smooth flat surface.

When unsure of the exact colour match, choose a slightly darker shade. For a close colour match, blend different shades of softwax by successive applications using light to dark colours.
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TOUCH-UP PENS

Preparation – Shake the closed pen or 30 seconds. Balls inside the pen must be audible. Remove cap, hold in an upright position and press tip down with finger once to release pressure, then press tip on a flat surface, pump once (maximum twice) to let dye flow down the tip. When tip is wet, apply to scratch (see Repair Tips). After use remove tip from pen and rinse under warm water until clean. Dry with a clean cloth and replace in pen and replace cap.

Repair Tip – Choose a touch-up dye colour similar to the light background colour of the wooden surface. To restore the grain, choose a colour similar to the grain colour. Apply the grain colour by dots or small strokes. Tone down excess dye with 0000 wire wool using light pressure only
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