For repairing cracks and small holes in most wood surfaces larger than about 1mm deep. Tiny cracks and imperfections can be filled with our Cabinet Makers Wax.
Below are several methods for applying the filler sticks, though feel free to get creative.
- Apply by rubbing the filler stick firmly into the timber like a crayon (though a little harder). The friction helps to warm and dislodge the wax into the surface.
- The wax can be melted with a soldering iron on low temp or carefully over a candle.
- Heat a table knife with a lighter and scrape the wax stick, pushing the wax into the target areas.
- Chip off the quantity required and melt it into the gap using a heat gun or hair dryer. This needs to be done very carefully as the additional heat may affect the surrounding finish.
Once applied to surface, scrape off excess immediately with a plastic scraper or credit card. Colours can be mixed if required. Any shavings can later be melted down and used again. In most scenarios, it works best to apply the sticks to the raw timber before applying a coating. This ensures good adhesion with the substrate. Most coatings can be applied over.
Will dry off almost immediately and harden further over the following 30 minutes.
Warm, soapy water for hands, brushes and application cloths. Use Gilly’s LoThin for any vigorous cleanup of tools.
Once applied, the timber should be sealed. The wax should remain in place indefinitely and maintenance will be dependant on the coating used. Store product in a cool, dry place.
USE CAUTION when heating beeswax as it is flammable at 200° C. Don’t use open flames directly on the wax sticks. May contain traces of bee pollen & soy. Contact Gilly’s for SDS.
Pure beeswax, natural pigments, natural hardener.
Beeswax Filler Sticks
Love these, I added them on a whim when purchasing my usual products, and WOW they are fantastic! I love that you can oil the timber so soon after using them too.
I used this product to fill in some cracks on a very old chair back. Amazing results!
Great quality product. I use them on my antique furniture restoration work. Great value and terrific service. Thanks Gilly!
Quality has always been excellent but recent filler sticks seem to have occasional debris. If by chance you are satisfied with your quality control it could just as easily have come from my dusty workshop. Extremely happy with sales and delivery.