How do you use the Briwax Wax Filler Stick?

Maybe the first question should be  —  why do I even need a Briwax Wax Filler Stick?  The answer would be if you have a nail hole, a knot hole that needs to be filled or a perhaps a repair from a scratch that needs to be made.  Now that you’ve determined that you need a Briwax Wax Filler Stick, just how do you use it?  We’re going to show using the Briwax Wax Filler Stick on this 300 year old timber table pictured.  Here’s the area we’re going to repair “before”  —

And here’s the repair “after”:

  • The first step is to determine the color filler stick you should use.  There are 5 colors available: English Light Oak (Golden Oak); Antique Pine (Light Brown); Jacobean (Dark Brown); Rustic Brown (Tudor Brown); and Antique Mahogany.  Of course, you should choose a wax stick color that as closely as possible matches the area on which you are working.  This looks like a pretty good match, don’t you think?

  • The next step is to take the wax filler stick and rub across the grain – forcing the wax into the hole or scratch.

  • Once the hole or scratch is completely filled with the Briwax Wax Filler Stick, take the plastic spatula (it is included with the wax stick), and gently move the end of the spatula across the filled area to level off and smooth the area and to remove any excess of the wax stick.

  • Now that the area that has been filled is smooth, you’re just about finished!!  Now, all you need to do is to blend the repaired spot with the remainder of the piece of furniture – in this case, the table top.  This step can be accomplished by applying a small amount of Briwax and rubbing it into the repair area and the blending into the surrounding area.  Now, buff . . .

  • And the final step . . . stand back and admire your beautiful repair job!!  That wasn’t too hard, was it?

Remember, Briwax can be used to fill small holes and scratches.  For bigger holes and deep scratches, a Wax Filler Stick will do a great job.

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