Waxing wood is one way of enhancing the surface to bring out the features such as grain and knots. Those who work with wood often enjoy putting on a layer of wax, as this can give the wood a proper finish. If you are interested in waxing wood, then you should know that there are some techniques which will help you get the most from this experience.
1 - Get Lubrication
As well as the abrasive rubbing of the wood, you will also need to apply a lubricant to this, in order to keep the wood clean. Choose a new oil, which has not been used before, and look for something which is oil-based, such as paraffin. Add a thin layer to the surface of the wood as you are waxing. Add lubricant to the wood as necessary.
2 - Distribute Wax Evenly
When you are waxing the wood, you need to apply an even layer to the surface. Watch out for waxy build-up in some areas.
3 - Apply Wax Thinly
You only need to apply a little wax to the surface in order to get a good shine, so don't apply too much at once. Excessive amounts of wax will make the wood look dull and create a sticky feel.