General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax

Satin Finishing Wax is a dual-purpose product. It can be used as a polish for rubbing out new finishes or as a scratch remover for worn surfaces. It works well over both oil and water based finishes, including Danish Oil. We recommend a wet sanding process followed by buffing to a soft silky sheen.


Sheen: Satin

Dry Time: 5-10 minutes

Recoat: 48-72 hours


Coverage: Dependent on the surface, type/dryness

Recommended Use: Interior wood applications

VOC: < 645 g/l (5.387 lb/gal)

WARNING: TEST FOR COMPATIBILITY WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT WITH PRODUCTS FROM OTHER BRANDS. General Finishes products should be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for any failure if our products are used in conjunction with other brands of finishes. We do not test General Finishes products with those of another manufacturer and will not accept liability if there is a compatibility issue.


Satin wax can be used as a final finish or simply as a maintenance product for existing wax finishes. Apply with a soft cloth, wait approximately 5 minutes for the solvents to evaporate, than buff with a soft cloth or 0000 steel wool. Buffing lightly will produce a satin sheen; while more buffing can produce a higher sheen or even a gloss. If you try and buff the wax too soon, before the solvent has fully evaporated, you will effectively be stripping the wax from the surface. This is the reason a poorly waxed surface appears to have shiny and dull areas. The waiting time depends on temperature and humidity. Generally wait until it looks dry or hazed over.You can tint with any of the GF oil based gels or stains to create a dark wax. We have had a good response to this wax in terms of ease of use, but everyone has their own technique and their own favorites!


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