Beeswax Distressing Block Information and How-To Videos

This is a pure, 100% natural beeswax block, designed to make it super easy to create that distressed finish, so many of us love.

How To Use :

press block along edges or areas where you want to see distressing. These areas will resist paint. paint piece, then give light sanding or wet sanding to remove wax and distress the paint.

Base : beeswax

Uses : apply as a resist to painted surfaces to make distressing easy

Benefits: 

  • Non-toxic
  • No VOCs
  • Easy to use
  • 100% beeswax

Clean up : mineral spirits to remove unwanted excess

How to clean surface : mild soap and water

Can be used over : Fusion Mineral Paint
 
Can it be painted over : no – must be removed with mineral spirits

FAQs

What does it do?

Our Beeswax Distressing Block™ makes it extremely easy to distress a piece painted with Fusion. Apply it as a way to resist paint and make it easy to sand, even after a few days of drying time. Using the Beeswax Distressing Block™ makes it easy to control exactly where you distress your piece so you can predict the results.

Can I paint over it?

It is meant to be painted over, but only so that it is easy to remove the paint later on! If you want a solid painted finish, you will have to remove the Beeswax with mineral spirits.

What is the difference between wet and dry sanding?

Wet sanding is just dry sanding with a little bit of water added! By adding water, you reduce the friction between the sanding paper and the surface you’re sanding, allowing you to get a super smooth finish. In addition, adding a bit of water helps to re-activate the paint and make it even easier to sand. This makes any distressing you do look very naturally worn.

What is the difference between this and your other wax products?

This wax product is a solid block of beeswax. Our other waxes are softer and meant as top coats.

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