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A solvent-based blend of beeswax and carnauba wax that sets quickly, allowing you to achieve a high-luster finish fast.
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Clear Briwax Original Formula
Clear Briwax Original Formula Item #: 58818
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$24.99
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Dark Brown Briwax Original Formula
Dark Brown Briwax Original Formula Item #: 38301
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$24.99
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Light Brown Briwax Original Formula
Light Brown Briwax Original Formula Item #: 33743
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$24.99
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Mahogany Briwax Original Formula
Mahogany Briwax Original Formula Item #: 32585
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$24.99
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Golden Oak Briwax Original Formula
Golden Oak Briwax Original Formula Item #: 32294
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$24.99
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Briwax Original Formula

Item #
GRP11468
Rating:
98% of 100

BRIWAX is a solvent-based blend of beeswax and carnauba wax, two of of the finest wood-finishing waxes known to humankind. Most of the waxes found on the shelves today contain the solvents turpentine or mineral spirits. Briwax uses a much hotter solvent, toluene, that allows it to emulsify more durable waxes like carnauba to give better protection to your finished surfaces. The use of a hotter solvent results in the wax setting much more quickly, allowing a higher luster finish faster.

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(1) Briwax Original Formula, 16 ounces
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Brand Briwax
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight N/A
Tech Spec
  • Solvent based blend of Beeswax and Carbauba Wax
  • High Luster Finish
  • 16 Ounces
Tech Docs
Coverage No
Dry Time No
Finish No
Color Clear, Dark Brown, Golden Oak, Light Brown, Mahogany
Size Pint
Use Interior
4.9 / 5.0
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Best wax I've found
Not cheap, but consistently the best product of its kind on the market, IMHO...A little goes a long way, so a can lasts a long time...I use it on custom knife handles for a first class finish coat...Highly recommend...
August 4, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Been using Briwax for years
One of the easiest products to use when staining wood. Also, a great way to achieve that rustic look and feel!
May 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Table project
Excellent hard wax; great coverage on table project, buffed to a shine when finished with polisher and cotton pad.
March 25, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
briwax
probably the best wax on the market for fine furniture. just use a clean applicator each time you use it. using a dirt applicator will not clean the surface as well
March 21, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Briwax
I have used this wax for over twenty years. I have used it on my personal furniture and in my class teaching furniture refinishing and repair
March 17, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Super product
Applies easily,....I used a brush then put a lot of "elbow grease" into it. It's all in the cloth and motion after the application. Will buy again.
April 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Super job cleaning and giving old bamboo chairs a new rich patina
April 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Wonderful product !
I had an end table that I spilled a hot cup of coffee on, it was a mess, the end table turned white due to the build up of household waxes over the years, Briwax brought it back to the Original finish. I will use Briwax in the future instead of spray waxes.
April 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Anyone should be able to do this with little to no experience.
Easy to use and the results are stunning. The furniture we did looks like new! I give Briwax a 5 bevause of the end results and especially for ease of use!
Small pine table finished with "golden oak" Briwax.
Small pine table finished with "golden oak" Briwax.
March 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
My best up-cycle yet!
The dark wax evened out the stain & left it smooth, I'm so happy with how it worked for me.
This is before, I removed all the damaged veneer, I painted & stained, used poly on the top & sides,
I used the dark Briwax on the drawers of this rescued beauty, I love the smoothness of it
July 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Been using for many years and ran out
Howard A on Jun 24, 2018
I have read recommendations for this product.
CD R on Apr 10, 2017
Been using for many years and ran out
Howard A on Jun 24, 2018
Instructions in current project suggested this. I used it years ago without success, but I know I applied too thickly, so after reading reviews, I'm going to try again. I believe in second chances!
Edith G on Jun 24, 2017
I have read recommendations for this product.
CD R on Apr 10, 2017
Fabulous Product
William S on Mar 23, 2017
It was recommended to me by a professional furniture finisher.
Joyce H on Mar 14, 2017
Recommended by another happy user!
Christine C on Sep 8, 2016
Great stuff. Really adds a luxury look to my projects.
Linda H on Aug 15, 2016
I liked the reviews
James G on Aug 6, 2016
Natural ingredients
Lorrie R on Jul 8, 2016
fantastic finish
rolando v on Jun 8, 2016
Recommendation from my woodworker for reclaimed wood mantle.
Mary Ellen B on May 26, 2016
Reputation of product
David M on Mar 28, 2016
I like it
John A on Feb 25, 2016
I have used this before and ready like the no-nonsense finish
JENNIFER K S on Feb 5, 2016
I have used this product before. I like to use tongue oil to seal the wool as well as bring out the natural gain. then I apply this item it give it a shiny finish. good product
steven b on Dec 29, 2015
used it before...great product
howard d on Dec 3, 2015
This is my first purchase of Briwax. I am trying this new brand ( to me ) because I have read and heard nothing but good about this product.
Harry on Sep 19, 2015
I've used this before and like it.
Susan E on Sep 7, 2015
I've used for a number of years. Great results when finishing new projects of rejuvenating older finishes. Best results with multiple thin coats.
Donald M on Aug 28, 2015
BEEN USING THIS SINCE JR. HIGH WOOD SHOP
BIG MIKE on Aug 16, 2015
Only Briwax is available to be found
Nicole S on Aug 1, 2015
it gives a clean, smooth finish. easy application
Rick H on Jun 27, 2015
recommend by a furniture builder friend
Tom B on Jun 22, 2015
I do some chip carving . I want to stain my cuts and leave the rest of the wood natural.
Tommy J on May 30, 2015
Great product. Hard to find locally.
Mickey K on May 29, 2015
To re do my kitchen table
Michelle C on May 7, 2015
Instructions in current project suggested this. I used it years ago without success, but I know I applied too thickly, so after reading reviews, I'm going to try again. I believe in second chances!
Edith G on Jun 24, 2017
Fabulous Product
William S on Mar 23, 2017
What color briwax for cherry wood
Kevin H on Mar 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Solely dependent on what finished color you wish to achieve. If you want to retain the natural look of cherry I recommend the clear.
Have dinning room chairs that have been painted cream color and have a recessed pattern I want to rub color into,will the wax rub in and excess wipe off flat surface without discoloring paint?
Brad B on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, this is a difficult question to answer without all of the specifics. Briwax can enhance the visual appeal of patterns on painted furniture. How much depends on if you are using the original clear, or choose to use one the colored waxes. The cream color paint will be impacted to the same degree your pattern is, but the effect is to make the furniture look like it has history, and a story. Also, remember that the type of paint finish (flat, semi gloss, gloss) will also impact how well the wax will hold. For an all over effect, a light sanding where you would expect to see wear on a chair will create the most noticeable impact. Of course, trying it out on a less conspicuous part of the chair, or a practice board painted with the same color paint, would be the best option. Good luck!
Can you apply polyurethane after applying the wax? thank you
NakYup on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you build up enough wax there is no reason to use a polyurethane. The wax is also serviceable where the polyurethane isn't
How long does this take to dry?
Chris M on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Doesn’t really take very long but feels kind of oily for a few days. Probably would not place anything that could be damaged for a fee days or so
Can this be Used to keep tools protected from rust? Wood planes. Chisels. Table saw tops. Saws. I have a dehumidifier. But want more protection.
Paul K on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is no. Ideally you would use a light oil such as camellia, or a light mineral oil. My go to is the camellia oil. I have an old rag hanging by my sharpening bench, which at this point is saturated. A quick wipe at the end of a work session with the saturated rag keeps rust at bay.
Can this be used on concrete countertops?
Angie P on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't tried it on concrete. But, I have used it on many other surfaces and it had worked well. There are other products that might work better for water resistant.
Can it be used on leather?
dbluema on Aug 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have never used it on leather, but yes it can be used on untreated leather. I would search the internet for details
Briwax Original Formula
Briwax Original Formula
My antique mahogany table was scratched by movers. Will this cover the scratches?
Heather M on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will likely help a great deal...I'm a professional knifemaker and use Briwax on all my wood knife handles for a high class finish...

First though, may I suggest an old furniture mover's trick for scratches...Provided they're not too deep...

Try hand rubbing the scratch with a shelled walnut...Go back and forth across the scratch with the nut meat, then wipe away the excess nut...The oils in the nut meat will help blend the scratch and make it less noticeable...And there are blending sticks in colors available at many big box home and woodworker's supply stores...They're a bit like crayons and are applied the same way...You should find a color that's very close to the table's original finish...

Then top it with a coat or two of Briwax or other fine furniture polish and buff with a soft cloth...Scratch won't disappear but be much less noticeable...Deep scratches in a table top for instance will likely need professional attention to restore to like new condition...

Mover's also carry insurance for such things...Don't be shy about filing a claim if the damage is excessive and due to their negligence...The local agent will often have staff that can come out and attend to damage, or can refer you to a local refinisher for a repair...Good luck...
Can you apply Briwax on a tung oil varnish finish?
Dennis C on Jul 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Briwax is a type of paste wax I just wipe it on and let it dry and buff with a old t shirt .
Test on a small area to be sure of the effect you wanted.

briwax is great stuff
Can you use Bri wax on leather?
Victor P on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend it as it will not allow the leather to breath properly. I recommend using Obenaufs on leather.
which color is the best for different types of wood?
terry h on Aug 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Color choice in my experience is based upon what you intend to have as your finished look. Because briwax is best used as a finish polish and protector over finished (lacquer, polyurethane, varnish, stain) surfaced, the color choice is based upon the color of the wood and what you desire for finished color. Darker colors can be used on darker wood to restore an original finish, or on lighter colored woods to enrich and/or darken them. I use the clear predominately because I want to enhance and bring out the color of the existing wood grain itself. However, I've used darker colored briwax to make wood such as birch and cedar have more of an oak or mahogany colored appearance. If you're wondering if there's a difference between use on harder or softer woods, I've found that application following the sealing with polyurethane works equally well with both hard and softer woods. I've also learned that its best to use clear briwax on a stained wood surface, however, if the stain dried too light in color you can use a colored wax instead of stripping and retaining. Hope this helps.
Can this wax be used on kitchen cabinets which are finished with a water-based lacquer, Emtech HBL 7000? Since water can damage lacquer over time, I want a litte more protection in areas where water is more likely to attack the lacquer, such as around the sink, dishwasher, & garbage hide-away drawer.
Thanks in advance
Tim T on Oct 5, 2017
Can you use this to re polish old tobacco pipes?
Arthur on Jan 14, 2017
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