Here’s How to Use Furniture Wax and Get the Best Results

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Wooden furniture always looks beautiful but needs that little extra something to look its best—furniture wax. This product can give your wooden pieces that luxurious and shiny finish you always see in home magazines. It also protects them from moisture damage, wear and tear, and color fading. Here’s how to use it for optimal results.

What Exactly Is Furniture Wax?

The most important thing to remember about furniture wax is that it isn’t a wood finish but a product that protects a pre-finished surface. Applying it directly to bare wood is a big no, as it will provide no protection.

We recommend going for a paste consistency instead of a liquid one. With pastes, you can apply a thinner layer of wax, which is what you want. Thick coatings can quickly get sticky and also collect dust.

Types of Furniture Wax

The two most preferred types are bee’s wax and carnauba (it’s produced from a carnauba palm.) You also have paraffin, which is great for making candles but doesn’t provide much protection on wooden surfaces.

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Another type available is microcrystalline wax. It is easy to apply, and woodworkers choose it over the more common ones. Wax normally comes in dark, clear, and white colors.

When to Use Furniture Wax

One of the main reasons people use furniture wax is to hide imperfections caused by the finishing process, such as bumps and streaks. Most finishes don’t give wooden surfaces a pleasant appearance, and this is where wax comes in—it gives wood that subtle but still luxurious sheen. You can use this product over a penetrating oil finish to smooth the texture or to restore an old finish.

How to Apply Furniture Wax

Using wax is pretty simple. Grab a cloth (or steel wool for an even shinier finish) first. Rub on the product and apply it to the wood with small circular motions. You’ll immediately notice the difference.

When Not to Use Furniture Wax

If you want to apply wax, your furniture needs to be finished first. As we mentioned at the beginning, you shouldn’t use the product on unfinished wood as It just won’t look good.

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If the wood is finished but you still see some cracks or chips, you should repair it before proceeding with the wax. We also don’t recommend using wax on surfaces that often get wet or where you place hot pots and pans.

Fluffernutter: 4 Delicious New Ways to Enjoy This Salty Sweet Treat

Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious spread when they’re craving a sandwich? There are always the traditional spreads, but how about some new recipes using a tasty mixture – the fluffernutter? It’s a delicious mix of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff and it’s ideal to use in different ways!

Something Delicious for the Next Craving - the Fluffernutter Spread!

A Gourmet Fluff Sandwich

This must be the easiest among the recipes you can try with a delicious fluffernutter spread. You need the bread of your choice, peanut butter, hazelnut cream if you wish, and marshmallow fluff, which you can buy ready-made at a grocery store. You spread all of it on the pieces of bread – which you can grill or not – and eat up!

Try Some Fluffernutter Cookies

Go out and get the ingredients for some delicious cookies made with the savory mixture – you won’t regret it the next time you need a snack!

¾ cups of creamy peanut butter ¼ cup and 2 tbsp. of marshmallow fluff 1 tbsp. of sea salt 36 Ritz crackers 1 cup of white chocolate chips Your choice of sprinkles and decorative elements

Try Some Fluffernutter Cookies

You can make the cookies as plain as you want or dress them up with your decoration of choice. The recipe shouldn’t take you too long, and you’ll be happy you tried it when you take the cookies to the couch and enjoy them with your favorite movie! You can even store them for 2-3 days.

Delicious, Fluff-Mix Cake

Once you’ve grabbed the ingredients from the local store, you can start mixing them for a lovely cake. Keep in mind that it’s easy to make and delicious! Check out the entire recipe and make the fluffy cake for your next dinner party.

Delicious, Fluff-Mix Cake

1 package Devil’s Food cake mix 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix 4 eggs ⅓ cup of oil 12 snack-sized peanut butter cups, unwrapped and cut into quarters 1 cup of unsalted butter 1 jar of marshmallow fluff 1 ¾ cups of confectioners’ sugar 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

A Spin on the Classic S’More

The classic s’more is a favorite among so many people. But what about trying a fluffernutter s’more? It doesn’t require much effort, just spread the peanut butter on a cracker and then spread the fluffy marshmallow mixture, and you’re done! Do what you usually do with a s’more and lick your fingers clean!

A Spin on the Classic S’More

Take full advantage of a fluffernutter spread and spin it into some of your favorite recipes! Amaze guests with the incredible taste and enjoy the fluffiness of fluffernutter!