Can I glaze over wax?

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I just did an end table for my brother and I waxed and buffed it already. Since the top will get wear on it, can I apply a glaze over top to help protect it?

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 06, 2017
    Most wax products will repel water and oil based glazes. You could use a piece of glass.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 06, 2017
    That is the purpose of the wax - to protect it so you should not need a glaze.

  • FL FL on Dec 06, 2017
    "HOW THICK you applied your wax is a factor here. I say that because I have felt pieces others have done and the surface actually feels waxy to the touch.
    In general – after we remove the residual wax – our pieces feel dry…… where you can slide your hand across it like it is ice skating. There should not be any drag.
    With that said- in general…you should be able to paint over a waxed piece right away. Could be same day. Some painting techniques actually require that when building up layers.
    However, it is important to allow the soft wax to cure if your piece feels tacky. The amount of wax you have applied plays into how long you should wait. Annie recommends waiting a week or two. BUT- if you only applied one coat of wax and it felt dry immediately- it should be okay to paint over it sooner..." MORE good stuff here:

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Dec 06, 2017
    I don't think a glaze would work well on wax. It wouldn't be able to cling to anything. Could you lightly sand, then apply two coats of clear Poly?

  • Ken Ken on Dec 06, 2017
    By glaze do you mean paint? No, you cannot apply paint over wax. The reason for the wax is to protest the finish under it and when the wax becomes dull you just put more on and buff it.

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Dec 06, 2017
    once you have applied the wax you can’t apply a glaze or protective coat of something other than wax unless you remove the wax first. You will need to periodically reapply the wax to maintain the protection that the wax gives the wood

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Dec 06, 2017
    Thank you so much everyone for your help!

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Dec 06, 2017
    all I've read says to remove the wax before you seal.