I could not be more excited to announce we are now distributors for Liberon Black Bison Wax! We stock the NEUTRAL color paste wax. If you've used this wax before you'll be happy to know you have a central location to purchase from! If you are new to Black Bison, well, you're in for a treat! I've used this wax for years and LOVE IT! I have wanted to carry it in my store for a very long time now. It's a beautiful finish for raw wood, stained wood, and best of all van Gogh Fossil Paints! I haven't even told you the best part- but before I do, here's a description straight from the Liberon website- www.liberon.co.uk
Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax is ideal for nourishing and protecting all types of wood, including lacquers and French polishes. Black Bison is well known for its quality and distinctive, pleasant smell. It is traditionally used on antiques but is also suitable for use on modern furniture and will enhance the natural beauty of wood whilst protecting it against dryness.
- Gives good resistance to finger and water marks
- Ideal for small surfaces
- Feeds, polishes and helps prevent wood drying out
- Highly lustrous and hard wearing
- Helps cover marks and scratches
- EN71 Part 3 Approved – Safe for toys
- Endorsed by the Guild of Master Craftsmen
- Silicone Free
- Usage : Interior
How to use
Remove old waxes and dirt with Liberon Wax and Polish Remover if necessary.
Apply Black Bison Fine Paste Wax sparingly with a cloth on a delicate / French polished surface or with ultra fine steel wool (Liberon grade 0000) when a deeper penetration is required. Allow to dry for 20 minutes, or until touch dry, and then buff with a clean cotton cloth or furniture brush. Repeat the operation on new or very dry wood as it may require two or more coats. For a better finish buff with a Liberon Furniture Brush once the last coat has dried.
Always test product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.
Cleaning and maintenance
Wipe over with a cloth or duster and re-wax as required when the surface looks dull and tired. Do not wash with water.
500 ml = 5-6 m²
Antique Pine, Clear, Dark Oak, Georgian Mahogany, Golden Pine, Maple, Medium Mahogany, Medium Oak, Neutral, Stripped Pine, Tudor Oak, Teak, Victorian Mahogany, Walnut, Yew.
So now, back to the best part of this wax- you can color it yourself to create Liming Wax and Dark Wax! There's no need to buy several cans of wax with a few simple recipes.
For DARK WAX:
Mix a heaping tablespoon of LBBW with a teaspoon of your favorite wood stain. (Water based stains will not really work) I use Minwax stains. To get the popular dark wax color- use Minwax Dark Walnut. You can add more or less stain to get the level of antiquing you want. Other colors to consider- Weathered Gray, Ebony and Java
For LIMING WAX:
Mix a heaping tablespoon of LBBW with a cream or white chalk based paint. I use van Gogh Cashmere if I am going over darker colors. It's a softer creamier white. a teaspoon of Van Gogh Halo or Chalk for lighter colors.
HOW TO APPLY
I use a stiff bristled brush with just a small amount of wax on the tips to apply LBBW. I use circular motions. If I am doing a chair frame I can wax the whole chair and wait a few monutes for it to harden and then buff with a papertowel- yup just a papertowel. The cheap stiff ones work best too. If you want a more shinier finish you can use 0000 steel wool.
If you follow Metamorphose Studios Facebook page, I will be offering free demos on using Black Bison and creating wax recipes!