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The beginner's guide to applying wax


1. Ensure you are working in a ventilated area. 

2. You can either use a lint free cloth (an old clean cotton bed sheet, a tee-shirt or rag) or a clean paintbrush.

3. Start by applying a thin coat of wax, Vintro Wax is soft and buttery and spreads easily.  Rub into the surface of your furniture working on small areas at a time.  We find it easier to spread the Vintro Wax in long strokes on flat areas.

4. Vintro Wax is a quick drying wax and can be buffed to a high sheen easily.  Once buffed, apply a second thin coat for higher protection and sheen.  The wax will cure (harden) over approximately 7 days, adding to the protection.

5. To age a piece of furniture with dark wax, apply lightly in small areas such as corners, crevices and edges where a piece of furniture would naturally age.  We recommend you apply it over Vintro Clear Wax before buffing so that you can then “erase” mistakes with Vintro Clear Wax.  Once satisfied, buff as with Vintro Clear Wax.

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