These waxes may be applied to bare timber or used over a base stain. The following are suitable for use under this range of waxes: Light Fast Stains, Non Fade Ground Stains, Earth Stains and Waterbased Stains. The stain must be dry before application of the wax. (See individual stain Data Sheets for drying times).
They can also be applied over shellac based sealers such as 2000 Pale Shellac Sealer Basecoat or Lacacote Wood Sanding Sealer – the latter being a higher build shellac based sealer, ideal for use under wax as a quick and easy finishing system.
For application on antique or fine furniture apply the wax with a clean white lint-free cloth and allow to dry. When dry, buff to a fine finish with a clean white lint-free cloth. Further applications may be made in the same manner and will give increased hardness and shine.
For application on unsealed wood, first seal the wood with a coat of Mylands 2000 Pale Shellac
Sanding Sealer (007749006) applied by brush or rubber and allow to dry (approximately 30 minutes at 20°C). When dry, apply the wax polish using 0000 grade wire wool to achieve the smoothest finish and allow to dry for a few minutes. When dry, buff with a clean, dry lint-free cloth. Unsealed wood may be waxed without sealing, but this method will give a much lower shine.
For application on lacquered wood, apply the wax with a clean white lint-free cloth and buff off almost immediately with a clean white lint-free cloth - Mylands Traditional Waxes can be used over virtually all interior wood finishes.