About

Our goal is to share with you our love of woodworking. Specifically woodworking with our favorite product Briwax. We will be using this blog as an educational tool for the novice to experts and everybody inbetween.

As a seasoned wood worker, we own TRG Products, a Wholesaler of fine woodworking products, including Briwax. We find that educating consumers is one of our top priorities.

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15 Responses to About

  1. jim mohan says:

    Does the technique for aging pine work well on quartersawn white oak? I am looking to “age” arts and craft bedroom set i recently made (it is unfinished at the moment).

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I have applied Briwax to raw lumber and really like the finish. Do I need to apply a sealer?

  3. J J says:

    You don’t apply anything over Briwax. It is the final finish. If you need a sealer, you would apply Briwax over the sealer.

  4. tyline says:

    I have a new table that I’d like to give an aged Danish pine treatment to… Must I strip the finish or can I simply sand the finish and then apply the wax? Of course, I am looking for the easiest possible solution — but want the best finish! Thanks in advance.

  5. J J says:

    We know that Briwax will do a super job on your table; however, we’re not sure exactly what you mean by an aged Danish pine treatment. So many people have so many different terms for a “look” they’re trying to achieve!!

    We always tell our customers to first try Briwax on the current finish on their piece. If the table is rough, you can use 0000 steel wool to apply the Briwax to eliminate rough places or dust nibs. Briwax will “reveal” what needs to be done next. You may love the look with Briwax alone and if you do . . . you can see your job will be quite easy. If the Briwax alone didn’t solve the problem or give you the look you’re going for, you can strip the piece and use either Briwax alone (remember it cleans, stains and polishes) or over a stain. If you should decide to sand, please don’t get your table too smooth. Briwax needs something to “hold on to” — let Briwax fill in and create the smooth surface you’re trying to create. Briwax will not leave match lines. To achieve a good sheen, several applications of Briwax will be needed. Always buff in-between applications of Briwax.

    Briwax will give you a near professional finish with very little skills needed and a beautiful hand rubbed finish!! Good luck with your project – and let us know how it turned out!!

  6. ileana says:

    I have oak cabinets that look tired. I’m sick of their orangey brown color. I thought of making them grey and having a ceruse effect of making the grain of the wood pop in white. In my research, I’ve come across your product. How can I achieve the effect I”m looking for? Do I stain the wood grey first then fill in the grain with the liming wax for the ceruse effect? Any ideas are most welcome.

  7. Briwax Liming wax would be applied AFTER any method that you use to make the cabinets gray in color – paint, stain, etc. You use Clear Briwax to “clean-up” the liming wax – should you only want the Liming Wax in the crevasses of the cabinets. If you want the liming wax as an over-all look, then the Clear Briwax is unnecessary. Our suggestion is that you purchase some Liming wax and experiment on one door or drawer to create your “test board”. This would be your sample by which you will finish the remainder of the cabinets. The test board will also give you an opportunity to test your method and experiment on different results!

    Good luck with your project.

  8. ileana says:

    thank you for your speedy response. I will let you know how it turns out.

  9. ab says:

    I am rehabing some outdoor teak patio furniture. So far we have cleaned and applied one coat of teak oil, and the natural color is looking good. I think we will do one more coat of the oil. Is briwax good on teak? I think we would do the clear. How will it hold up/how often should we reapply?

  10. Your question on using Briwax on teak is two-fold. First, Briwax is NOT an outdoor product. It will not hold up in wet conditions and the sun will break it down quickly. If you were using Briwax on teak in an indoor environment, it looks fabulous on that wood. Please DO NOT use Briwax on exterior projects — it will not hold up and you will be disappointed.

  11. Briwax is not intended to be used out of doors. It will not hold up to UV rays or rain/snow. The Teak Oil is an excellent product to use on your outdoor furniture.

  12. Emily King says:

    I am a novice at applying BriWax. I have a beautiful wood dining room table that I never use without a protective pad and tablecloth on it. I would much prefer to use it with placemats only but I tried that once and it left fingerprints all over the table that I could not remove. I applied what I thought was a thin coat to the extension board that fits in the middle of the table. I let it dry for about 10 to 15 minutes and then tried to buff it. It’s leaving streaks, so obviously the coat I put on was too thick. What should I do now? I don’t want to apply it to the rest of the tabletop until I know that it won’t be ruined.

  13. If you have streaks, you are using too much Briwax. As you have read on the blog, you can re-wax the piece and the solvent in Briwax will remove the previous application of wax. If you feel that you need to remove more than that, you can remove Briwax using paint thinner (mineral spirits). Briwax should be used sparingly in thin applications, not one heavy application. You will not ruin your piece of furniture – Briwax is used in all of the major museums in the world.

  14. Mary Walker says:

    I am a faux painter and have a client that would like their newly built oak kitchen island with the cerused effect. A dark stain and then the grain in white. Would the Briwax be a good finish on a kitchen island? I worry about maintenance and durability.

  15. Your client would use Briwax to remove any white water marks on the kitchen island. The solvent in Briwax would also remove grease from not only the kitchen island, but also the kitchen cabinets. Briwax is not bullet proof, but is a very easy finish to repair. Visit our website: briwax-trg.com to learn more about Briwax and get answers to lots of questions.

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