Distributors of fine wood finishing products

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TRG Products — 1.800.3BRIWAX
(1.800.327.4929)
NEW Fax: 770.420.9532 NEW
email: thebriwaxguy@gmail.com
P.O. Box 670662 - Marietta, GA 30066

How to Apply Briwax



Whatever you are about to use Briwax on - whatever kind of surface - a simple rule to follow is this: If you put a high powered microscope on the surface and took a look in it, what you would see would look pretty much like a kitchen sponge. See the pores? That’s where the Briwax is going to go.


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If your piece is smooth and relatively clean,

  • apply Briwax with a soft cloth – a small terry cloth towel works very well.

  • Using the soft cloth, pick up a SMALL amount of Briwax on the cloth. As the British would say, “use it sparingly”.

  • Now, spread the Briwax onto your furniture as far as it will go – you’ll notice that the areas where Briwax has been applied will be dull.

  • Work in small areas at a time.

  • It is acceptable to apply the Briwax in circular motion; however, smooth out and always finish the application WITH the grain of the wood.

  • Buff between all applications of Briwax.

  • You don’t need to worry about match lines, Briwax will blend every time.

  • The application of Briwax is the same whether the piece already has a finish or is raw wood.

  • Briwax likes a rough surface, so be careful and don’t sand the piece too much. The rough surface gives Briwax something to hold on to.


If your piece has lots of dirt and grime from years of storage in a basement, attic or maybe even a barn,
  • you can apply Briwax using steel wool (0000) to cut through the grime more quickly.

  • Even with using steel wool, "use Briwax sparingly".

  • Using the 0000 steel wool, pick up a small amount of Briwax on the steel wool.

  • Now, spread the Briwax onto your furniture as far as it will go – applying light pressure to cut through the grime and dirt. You’ll notice that the areas where Briwax has been applied will be dull.

  • Especially on antiques, we recommend to try Briwax first to let it reveal what the next step should be. Often times, Briwax is the only product you'll need to refurbish the piece.

  • Once the grime and dirt have been removed from the initial application of Briwax, use a soft cloth for additional applications of Briwax.

  • Buff between all applications of Briwax.

  • You can clean, stain and polish -- all with one product - Briwax!


You’ll want to rub to get Briwax into the pores / cracks / crevasses of the piece. You can apply Briwax in a circular motion, but always finish with the grain. Allow the Briwax to dry – usually within minutes. Now, with a clean, fresh cloth, buff the area. You should see a lovely sheen.

Now, move to the next section of the piece and repeat the process. If you don’t achieve the sheen you desire with the first application of Briwax, repeat it. The solvent that is in Briwax will dissolve the previous application – you’ll never have wax build-up!

Pine is one of the hardest woods on which to achieve a sheen. It will take 3 to 4 applications of Briwax to fill all of the pores and achieve a sheen.


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Careful buffing between each application of Briwax is as important as the careful application of Briwax. After your final buffing, we strongly suggest you perform the “white glove test”.

White Gloves

  • Take a clean white (or light colored) cloth - preferably terry cloth - and firmly rub the entire piece. This should remove any residual Briwax that may still be on your piece.
  • Turn the cloth frequently so that you are working with a new surface.

This “White Glove test” final buffing will give you a “squeaky” clean and fingerprint free surface.


TRG Products — 1.800.327.4929
NEW Fax: 770.420.9532 NEW
email: thebriwaxguy@gmail.com
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