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Greenberg Solar wax, 4 pack of 1/2 oz

$22.00

This is a 4 pack of 1/2 oz jars of Greenbeg Woods solar wax finish, the best wax for preserving and protecting the color of fine woods.

 

These jars are designed to be included as addon for your customers, as a freebie and a way to enhance, protect and refinish their own knives. 

 

Greenberg Woods solar wax, designed to be the best finish for maintaining the natural color of stabilized and exotic wood. The beautiful colors of woods all tend to fade, and to combat this I designed a finishing compound during my time as a Chemistry student. In my testing, 5 layers of wax, applied with 30 minute breaks between tripled the lifespan of color in a variety of wood left on a roof in the Socal summer. It lengths the lifespan of Amboyna burls red, prevents darkening in desert ironwood, slows the change towards brown of purple heart, and maintains the bright hues of rosewoods. It also gives an incredibly high sheen and luster that shows figure beautifully.

 

The wax is based on a recipe for a high gloss wood finish for rosewood and ebony from the mid 1920's. It uses a blend of high quality waxes and oils to give a high luster and shine. To this, i have added a few secret ingredients to slow the color fading of wood by oxygen and UV light. The product comes in a 2 ounce tin.

 

To use it, first bring the piece of wood to its final polish. For stabilized and exotic woods, i recommend at least 600 grit, up to 1000 grit and lightly buffed with brown Tripoli compound. then wipe the handle clean to make sure no dust, grit or residue from buffing compound remains on the wood that could mar the finish.

 

One of the special features about Greenberg Solar wax is that it should be worked warm. The special blend of waxes will feel very hard at room temperature. To use the wax, warm the wax to 85-100 degree F. This is best done by using either a hair dryer or very low setting heat gun to warm the surface of the wax till it feels slightly tacky. Then rub a soft, clean cloth against the surface to charge it with a small amount of wax. Wipe the still warm cloth against the surface of wood, spreading the wax onto all sides of the handle. Continue to wipe the charged cloth against it, wiping up more wax if needed. 

 

Once a full film of wax has been applied, buff vigorously by hand using a soft cloth to apply the warmed wax evenly across the surface and build the shine. The handle can also be buffed by machine using a soft, clean cotton wheel that is not used for any other compounds. Work methodically, using the friction soften the wax and apply it evenly across the piece. Once it is even, a softer buffing can be done to build the shine.

 

Once applied, let sit for ~30 minutes for the layer to harden before repeating the process as many times as desired. 

 

To restore an old faded handle, I recommend sanding with 400 grit, then 600, then 800 grit and then following the above steps. 

 

The Finish may start to yellow over time. The amount of time depends on how much uv light the wood gets This is inevitable, but also the finish doing its job. The compounds added to prevent color change in the wood will slowly be used up, causing the finish to slightly yellow. By stripping and reapplying the finish, the underlying color of the wood can be maintained far longer.

 

It terms of food safety, the wax contains no solvents or other volatile organics. It is on the same level as other natural wood finishes. While i do not recommend eating the wax or applying to something like a cutting board, it is perfectly safe for use around food on surfaces like kitchen knife handles or other kitchen hardware. If desired, i can make the same wax without the color preserving compounds which is 100% food safe and could be safely be eaten if desired. 

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This is a 4 pack of 1/2 oz jars of Greenbeg Woods solar wax finish, the best wax for preserving and protecting the color of fine woods.

 

These jars are designed to be included as addon for your customers, as a freebie and a way to enhance, protect and refinish their own knives. 

 

Greenberg Woods solar wax, designed to be the best finish for maintaining the natural color of stabilized and exotic wood. The beautiful colors of woods all tend to fade, and to combat this I designed a finishing compound during my time as a Chemistry student. In my testing, 5 layers of wax, applied with 30 minute breaks between tripled the lifespan of color in a variety of wood left on a roof in the Socal summer. It lengths the lifespan of Amboyna burls red, prevents darkening in desert ironwood, slows the change towards brown of purple heart, and maintains the bright hues of rosewoods. It also gives an incredibly high sheen and luster that shows figure beautifully.

 

The wax is based on a recipe for a high gloss wood finish for rosewood and ebony from the mid 1920's. It uses a blend of high quality waxes and oils to give a high luster and shine. To this, i have added a few secret ingredients to slow the color fading of wood by oxygen and UV light. The product comes in a 2 ounce tin.

 

To use it, first bring the piece of wood to its final polish. For stabilized and exotic woods, i recommend at least 600 grit, up to 1000 grit and lightly buffed with brown Tripoli compound. then wipe the handle clean to make sure no dust, grit or residue from buffing compound remains on the wood that could mar the finish.

 

One of the special features about Greenberg Solar wax is that it should be worked warm. The special blend of waxes will feel very hard at room temperature. To use the wax, warm the wax to 85-100 degree F. This is best done by using either a hair dryer or very low setting heat gun to warm the surface of the wax till it feels slightly tacky. Then rub a soft, clean cloth against the surface to charge it with a small amount of wax. Wipe the still warm cloth against the surface of wood, spreading the wax onto all sides of the handle. Continue to wipe the charged cloth against it, wiping up more wax if needed. 

 

Once a full film of wax has been applied, buff vigorously by hand using a soft cloth to apply the warmed wax evenly across the surface and build the shine. The handle can also be buffed by machine using a soft, clean cotton wheel that is not used for any other compounds. Work methodically, using the friction soften the wax and apply it evenly across the piece. Once it is even, a softer buffing can be done to build the shine.

 

Once applied, let sit for ~30 minutes for the layer to harden before repeating the process as many times as desired. 

 

To restore an old faded handle, I recommend sanding with 400 grit, then 600, then 800 grit and then following the above steps. 

 

The Finish may start to yellow over time. The amount of time depends on how much uv light the wood gets This is inevitable, but also the finish doing its job. The compounds added to prevent color change in the wood will slowly be used up, causing the finish to slightly yellow. By stripping and reapplying the finish, the underlying color of the wood can be maintained far longer.

 

It terms of food safety, the wax contains no solvents or other volatile organics. It is on the same level as other natural wood finishes. While i do not recommend eating the wax or applying to something like a cutting board, it is perfectly safe for use around food on surfaces like kitchen knife handles or other kitchen hardware. If desired, i can make the same wax without the color preserving compounds which is 100% food safe and could be safely be eaten if desired. 

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