Antique wax is a type of wax used in woodworking to create an aged or antique appearance on wood surfaces. It is typically made from a combination of beeswax, carnauba wax, and other natural oils and resins. Wax I use includes citrus oils and has very pleasant fragrance.
When applied to wood, antique wax creates a soft sheen that enhances the natural grain and color of the wood while adding a layer of protection. It also darkens the wood slightly, giving it a warm, aged appearance that mimics the patina of antique furniture.
Antique wax is typically used on furniture, cabinetry, and other wooden objects that have a traditional or rustic style. It is often used in combination with other finishing techniques, such as staining or distressing, to create a more authentic antique look. I use it mainly on light colored wood.
To use antique wax, the wood surface should be clean and dry. The wax is then applied in a thin, even layer using a clean cloth or brush. The wax is allowed to dry for a few minutes, and then buffed to a soft sheen using a clean, dry cloth.
It is important to note that antique wax should not be used on wood surfaces that will come into contact with food or liquids, as it is not food-safe and may stain or discolor over time.