Tips to Using Liming Wax
Tip #1: Using Liming Wax over Water Based Wood Dyes
In this example, the boards were dyed using Briwax Water Based Wood Dyes.
The red and blue dye was used to color the wood without stopping up the pores of the wood. Since the pores are wide open, the pores can be filled with white Liming Wax. Notice the contrast. A very different and appealing method to finish a piece. Remember Liming Wax is the original pickling wax or white wax.
The final step is to use Clear Briwax over the entire piece. This will “clean up” any excess Liming Wax on the piece. Carefully wipe across the grain so as to not remove all of the Liming Wax in the grain.
Tip #2: Think of Liming Wax as a whitewash
Tip #3: Liming Wax used to highlight details
Tip #4: Transform Bold colors into Pastels