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Three DIY waxes
Saponified wax For 1 liter of wax:
100 g or 1 loaf of white or yellow beeswax depending on the final shade
40 g ammonium carbonate
1 liter of water
Pigments In a large container and on an electric plate, bring the water to a boil, then add the grated wax or cut into small pieces while stirring: this operation transforms the wax and allows this fatty substance to mix with water . Slowly pour the carbonate, continuing to mix off the heat. Add the pigments to obtain the desired shade. Let the mixture cool before using it on the support.
Petrol wax For 1 liter of wax:
1 liter of balsamic turpentine
75 g beeswax
Pigments Cut or grate the wax in the essence and let stand until completely dissolved. Add the pigments, mix thoroughly before use. Danièle's wax For 1 liter of wax: trade
1 liter of liquid wax
5 drops of siccative
Linseed oil Mix the pigments with the wax and, depending on the desired transparency, add or not linseed oil. Add the siccative, stir and let stand overnight so that the powdered pigments are fully diluted. Stir carefully before use.
Removable wax coatings
Several manufacturers offer this type of product: plaster plus wax. The final effect is given by the installation of the plaster (float, brush, glove ...) and by the gesture of the performer. There are also mass-dyed coatings with a uniform shade. The decor varies only with the laying gesture. The great advantage of these products - quite expensive - is the ease with which they are deposited using a thermal stripper.