vaddoc Posted February 4, 2015 Share #1 Posted February 4, 2015 Hi all, I am thinking of using Renaissance wax for finish. I will probably be painting the exterior of my boat but leave the interior unpainted. The reasons for considering wax is that it does not raise the grain, further coats can be applied as needed and I avoid the difficulties of varnish (waiting to cure, brushmarks, dust etc). Previously I also used pure Tung oil which is very nice but takes days to harden. I am thinking of sanding to 400 grit and then just apply the wax and buff. Of course I will do a bit of testing first on scrap wood. I would be very interested for your comments. 1. Is there any reason not to use wax? 2. Should I apply the wax as is or dilute with mineral spirits, apply and leave to dry? 3. If glueing or painting is later needed, will it be possible? 4. What would happen if I first use sanding sealer and then apply the wax? Would this make easier to remove the wax if needed? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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