These are just some brief guidance notes for the enclosed soft wax stick(s). Soft wax can be used without melting, is not generally subject to shrinkage and does not harden much beyond its original state. It can be used to fill scratches, cracks, joints and nail holes etc. Because it does not harden completely it is suitable for furniture and light to medium use floor areas. For more durable applications such as floor areas with heavy traffic, hard wax might be more suitable. However, soft wax can be “topped up” quite easily if any wears away over time. If you are unsure or for more information, please contact us.
Konig Soft Wax
Konig Hard Wax
To use as a filler, shave off a small piece and work it between fingers. When soft enough, press into the area for repair using a putty knife or similar square edged tool. Carefully remove excess to achieve a flush repair. To soften the stick keep near a gentle heat source (e.g. a warm radiator) for a short while (NOT a flame, heat gun or iron). For some damage, especially where there are defined edges, such as a deep scratch the stick can be rubbed across to fill it. The excess can then be carefully removed as above. As an option, to help prevent dirt/dust sticking to the wax, a coat of clear varnish can be applied to it. This kind of seals the repair. This is not essential, but just a tip from experience.
A closer colour match can be achieved by mixing colours together using the method above. When in doubt, choose a colour shade slightly lighter than the wood being filled, this makes the repair less obvious.
These notes are intended as general guidance only and are not exhaustive. If you are unsure in any way, please contact us for advice before proceeding.