Using Briwax on Metal

Briwax is excellent on all metals and actually forms a seal on the surface that prevents oxygen from tarnishing the metal.

Oxidation is simply the interaction between oxygen and the substance it contacts. Oxygen on a freshly sliced apple turns brown, a bicycle fender becomes rusty and a copper penny turns green.

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Preventing the tarnishing of metal caused by the air we breathe calls for a layer of protection between the surface and the air. This means a coating of wax, polyurethane, lacquer or an anti-oxidant like lemon juice on fruit.

These photos of a rusted Hurricane Star show the effects of oxygen on the iron metal.

Then we wax right over the rust with Briwax to form a seal and prevent the air from reaching the iron.

Now this piece will never rust again until the wax is removed.

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Here’s another example of Briwax on metal.  This time, Ebony Briwax was used on wrought iron.  You’ll notice that there is some rust on the metal; however, the Briwax will seal the rust and prevent further rusting on the piece.

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If your piece of wrought iron is rough, simply use 180 grit sandpaper  —  with a light hand —  to smooth it off.

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Now you’re ready to use your Ebony Briwax to finish the piece.  Apply the Briwax sparingly and buff to a beautiful sheen.  You’re all done!!

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