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Alex Leibowitz
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Oct 18th, 2020 at 12:46pm
 
When do you think an item should be waxed?  Simple question.
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Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2020 at 1:32pm
 
Alex Leibowitz wrote on Oct 18th, 2020 at 12:46pm:
When do you think an item should be waxed?  Simple question.


A simple question deserves a simple answer.
After it's turned  Grin

Generally I wax art pieces not utility pieces but it's not written in stone.
I also wax my tools but that's another subject.
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Reply #2 - Oct 18th, 2020 at 5:55pm
 
Wax is a soft coating that will wear off rather easily.  Renew with more wax too often and a layer builds that is subject to smudging because it is relatively soft.  Finally, some waxes are harder than others.  All of this may affect your decision.
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Reply #3 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 7:49am
 
Wax goes on when you can say "this is finished". No matter the type of coating you put on to protect the wood wax goes on last. IMHO

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Reply #4 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 8:41am
 
What about wax polish?   Anyone have any experience with it, or is it the same thing as discussed above?

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Reply #5 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 9:20am
 
"Typically"
Anything that says polish either has some sort of fine abrasive in it or extra solvent, to "clean the surface as it waxes"
If you're using wax only, you need to completely finish your routine including cleaning the surface of any dust, debris or finishing marks, before you apply the wax.
A wax polish is usually supposed to make thing easier, where it does the final polish as you're rubbing the wax. Either the small amount of abrasives or the extra solvent (think pledge) removes any gunk on the surface but only leaves a small amount of protection compared to wax alone.

Wax polish is typically reserved for previously finished pieces.
Wax is good for new or properly cleaned work

That's the way I understand it, others may have different views.

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Reply #6 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 6:10pm
 
Hoo boy, Edward, you used the P word.  I've been told that Pledge has silicone in it, which means I won't let it anywhere near my furniture at home, or in my woodworking business.
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