Master Smith’s Tarwax

  • Local traditional and ecological wax
  • For protection and surface treatment of your wood, leather and metal objects
  • Pleasant mild tar scent

16.50

60 in stock

SKU: RRWax Categories: ,

Description of the Product

This tarwax is the result of locally produced, long and traditional product development. Made from domestic and as local as possible natural materials, this ecological wax is best suited for the surface treatment of wood, leather and metals, providing a protective film against moisture while emphasizing the protected surface. This traditional wax is made in a small scale operation and is suitable for traditional crafts, and has its place in a backpacker's backpack too.

  • Local traditional and ecological wax
  • For protection and surface treatment of your wood, leather and metal objects
  • Pleasant mild tar scent
  • Made of linseed oil, beeswax, tar and pinene
  • Manufacturer: Blacksmith Flemming
Tips for use:

General

It is recommended to use a clean lint-free cotton, linen or similar cloth to apply the wax. For example, an old t-shirt is a good rag material. The spreadability can be improved when treating organic surfaces by melting the wax in a water bath, so that the wax can be applied with a brush. In metals, the spreadability is improved by heating the surface of the object  to 60-80 degrees Celsius. The heat affects the spreading and drying of the wax, although light also has a large effect on the drying  time, especially with metal objects. Especially in direct sunlight, the wax hardens faster. After treatment, dispose of the rags by burning them.

Use on wood

Apply the wax evenly with a cloth to the dry wood to be treated and allow the wax to soak for 2-12 hours, depending on the conditions. Smooth the surface with a cloth. Repeat the treatment until the desired surface finish is reached. Several layers of wax will, layer by layer, fill the small irregularities in the wood surface, making for a more durable and even finish.

It is advisable to clean natural surfaces from loose material before treatment, for example with a steel brush. With dry and porous objects, such as garden furniture, it is recommended to treat the surfaces first with thinned linseed oil or varnish. The effect of wax on the tone of the wood is of the same order as that of linseed oil, and depends slightly on the type of wood. Wax deepens the wood's own color. If you are handling large wooden surfaces, the work can be made easier by warming the wax, which makes it easier and faster to apply. The spreadability can be improved by melting the wax in a water bath, so that the wax can be applied with a brush.

Use on leather surface

Clean the leather of dirt and treat the outside of the leather as you would wood. Several coats of wax makes a smoother finish. The drying time varies depending on the thickness of the wax layer, as well as the conditions such as light, heat and humidity.

Use on a metal surface

Remove any loose oxide surface (rust, copper oxide, etc.) and apply the wax to the dry metal surface. The treatment is repeated after the surface has dried slightly but not completely, until the desired thickness of the protective layer is reached. In metals, the spreadability is improved by heating the surface of the object to 60-80 degrees Celsius. The drying speed depends largely on the amount of UV light, so that effective dryness can be achieved in as little as a few hours outdoors during summer, and indoors it can take anywhere from 1-8 days.

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