Cured surfaces can be FAT Paint’d over; use mineral spirits to wipe away excess wax prior to application. We like to tell people to rub it in like a hand or body lotion, removing excess wax as you go. This isn’t an argument, merely an observation, if for the sake of being “Vintage Correct” people want it made that way, I’ll make it that way. Most people find a little Microphonic to be desirable, but just a little. Many years ago I wanted to find sealing wax for invitations for a murder mystery party I was planning. Fast forward 20 years later and I am still using the same recipe. I agree about using an old T-shirt-no need to buy an expensive brush. Always use a lint-free cloth or wax brush with natural bristles. Use damp cloth ONLY to clean waxed surfaces. Consider working Patina or White FAT Wax into low points or crevasses with a natural bristle brush rather than a cloth.
FAX Wax comes in three distinct shades—Natural, Patina and White—offering artisans a wide variety of finishes. My resume is now one page long, not three. Even though the traditional wax formula is still pretty much preserved until this day, there’s now another type of wax called the flexible blend. J. Herbin also has traditional (brittle) wax sticks called Pearlescent waxes. Paraffin by itself is too brittle and the beeswax has too low of a melting temperature, together they make a perfect supple seal, this is on of the very few things that can be called an industry standard. As mentioned, it’s easy to apply, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Single pole (Stratocaster and Telecaster style) pickups are known for their 60 cycle hum, this is an audio interference that is particularity aggravated by the presence of fluorescent lighting, neon lighting, ceiling fans and dimmer switches.
Hum canceling or hum bucking pickups address this problem. Wax potting guitar pickups serves two important functions, first from a practical stance, the wax impregnating of the copper wire coil serves to solidify the coil to protect the fine, delicate wire from damage or breaking. Our tinted waxes are just as easy to use, but you’ll want to seal your entire FAT Paint’d project with Natural FAT Wax first. Hum canceling is accomplished by winding two individual pickup coils in opposite directions (one clockwise and one counter clockwise) additionally, the magnets are charged opposite with reverse polarity, one North, or North up and one South or South up. When the wire Is being wound onto the bobbin , it can be either wound clockwise (CW) or counter clockwise (CCW), see more about this in the “RW/RP” paragraph. This creates what we refer to as “slip”, allowing you to manipulate the tinted wax more easily or pull back if you’ve applied too much. I had kids also try cutting out any shapes they wanted on 2 more (creating 3 snowflakes in total). Also perfect for creating variations in tone on pieces with detail or texture.
The sanding and recoating procedure requires a great deal of patience and attention to detail. It is noted for its great strength, stability, and longevity and is one of the most resistant wood to rot. The great news is that choosing self-adhesive wax seals won’t limit your options when it comes to customization—many stationers will still allow you to personalize them with your initials or another custom detail. Perfect for creating variations in tone or heirloom effects, especially on pieces with a lot of detail or texture. From authentic, all-natural looks to antiqued, aged or sea-salted effects, these sealants will add character and sophistication to any upcycled project. If you opt to add in a plant, place it on the paper and pour the wax directly over it. This helps to add definition. It helps finish leather edges, waterproofs leather, forms cord, thread and lubricates lace for easier stitching and lacing. This seals, waterproofs and creates a shiny edge. After edges have been formed with an edge beveler, sanded, slicked, and colored, if desired, let dry.
2. Edge Creaser / Folder – Grooves on head fit several leather weights. However, be careful when using beeswax on unfinished or non-colored leather. Let it dry for 24 hours then apply first coat of shower plaster using short random strokes. Make sure to always limit the time liquids sit on any type of natural stone and dry the surface thoroughly. Complete all coloring and let dry before applying beeswax. After applying the wax, you’ll want to wait for about 10 minutes, then buff the surface with a lint-free cloth, allow it to cure for at least 6 hours then buff again. You’ll want to work in small areas, applying the wax in thin layers to avoid tacky surfaces. 3 mini hot glue sticks : A small glue stick and a small crayon weigh about 5 grams each. 3. Canvas – Use a small piece of clean canvas. In fact, if you use too much, you’ll just end up wiping most of it away, so why waste it? Without saying too much, I’ll say this, winding tension is what separates the men from the boys. Clean brushes using odorless mineral spirits or degreasing soap and warm water. They then painted the hat using liquid watercolors, creating a crayon wax-resist.