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A venerable non-toxic wax that works well as a protective finish on bare wood and as an extra barrier against damage from water, heat and alcohol on finished furniture.

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Clear Liberon Fine Paste Wax
Clear Liberon Fine Paste Wax Item #: 59949
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$29.99
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Neutral Liberon Fine Paste Wax
Neutral Liberon Fine Paste Wax Item #: 59956
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$29.99
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Medium Oak Liberon Fine Paste Wax
Medium Oak Liberon Fine Paste Wax Item #: 60087
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$29.99
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Dark Oak Liberon Fine Paste Wax
Dark Oak Liberon Fine Paste Wax Item #: 60095
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$29.99
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Tudor Oak Liberon Fine Paste Wax
Tudor Oak Liberon Fine Paste Wax Item #: 60103
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Special Price $19.99 Regular Price $29.99
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Walnut Liberon Fine Paste Wax
Walnut Liberon Fine Paste Wax Item #: 60053
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$29.99
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Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax

Item #
GRP10856
Rating:
88% of 100

Created in England more than 100 years ago, Liberon's paste wax has come to be regarded as one of the finest available. Use as a protective finish over bare wood and to create an extra barrier against damage from water, heat and alcohol on finished furniture. Available in a variety of colors.

A blend of paraffin, microcrystalline and carnauba mixed with the highest quality mineral spirits available gives Liberon Fine Paste Wax its pleasing aroma.


Features:
  • Can be used directly on bare wood as a finish and is often found on Oak or Pine country style furniture where the timber needs feeding.
  • Use over french polish, varnish or oil finishes to create a protective barrier.
  • All colors consist of finely ground natural earth pigments.
  • Best application is with the Liberon 4/0 steel wool pad - a thin coat is best. Buff within 20 minutes of the application.
  • Clean up or dissolve with mineral spirits.
  • The pin hole in the top of each can allows for easy on/off of the lid.
  • Easy to repair - simply rewax the affected area!

Choose from:

  • Neutral- water clear, no pigment, just a protecting coat
  • Clear- light hint of amber, adds "warmth"
  • Antique Pine- light, gentle brown
  • Walnut- deep, medium brown
  • Victorian Mahogany- burgundy color
  • Medium Mahogany- a reddish brown
  • Medium Oak- medium toned brown
  • Dark Oak- rich, dark brown
  • Tudor Oak - the darkest brown, close to black, also considered a Jacobean finish. Ideal to capture that "Arts & Crafts" look.
  • Shipping Restrictions: Ground Transportation Only.
(1) 500ml container of Wax Polish Black Bison
More Information
Brand Liberon
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight N/A
Tech Spec
  • Toluene free.
  • Non-toxic. Safe for toys!
  • 500ml container.
Tech Docs
Coverage No
Dry Time 20-40 min
Finish No
Color Clear, Dark Oak, Medium Oak, Neutral, Tudor Oak, Victorian Mahogany, Walnut
Size 500 ml
Use Interior
4.4 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Love the smooth finish it leaves on turned bowls.
April 28, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Liberon Black Bison Wax Polish
I used the walnut wax polish on a walking stick I made for my sister and it turned out awesome. I put one coat on and it was beautiful after I polished it with a soft cloth. I added another coat and it gave it a richer depth of color. I polished it to a high shine with a hard rub and it's spectacular. The wood I used is Elm from my Dutch Elm tree. The wax was very easy to work with and the scent was pleasant compared to others I've tried. I highly recommend this wax!
April 19, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Wonderful product! Leaves and nice luster and the smell is not chemical, more like beeswax that is one of the ingredients.
March 22, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Obtained an amazing finish by applying it on birch plywood with 0000 steel wool.
February 10, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Best paste ever.
Elbow grease and thus stuff makes miracles happen. Once you apply the paste and really massage into the wood you know your restoring your furniture’s luster, but you don’t realize how restorative the Bison paste is until you finish buffing. You’re left with a deep luster that is hard and durable. No greasy fingerprints after this magic formula!
January 14, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Won’t use anything else !
Great wax for beautiful finish.
January 10, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Wax over Walnut
Used this wax to protect and brighten up a newly built walnut desk finished with satin polyurethane. The wax enhanced the beautiful walnut grain and really gave the piece a finished look.
January 8, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Good wax
Great wax good shine and hard
October 24, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great wax. Smells great.
Good hard wax, gorgeous sheen. It has a strong odor, but I find it very pleasant compared to other paste waxes.
September 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
My buffet project
Used on top of shop built buffet Looks great and nice finish my buffet
Took several months bit very pleased with results
Took several months bit very pleased with results
June 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
recommended by cedar slab supplier
Daniel M on Aug 20, 2018
I have an English Pine table, fully 10 feet long. I got it on craigslist a couple of years ago from a hilarious Brit. It had only ever been waxed and my research showed this to be a top-ranked furniture wax. It works so beautifully that I've never been willing to try anything else. And I like the smell--which helps a LOT!
Gabrielle P on Jul 30, 2018
recommended by cedar slab supplier
Daniel M on Aug 20, 2018
This product is recommended by the woodshop that made some furniture I have from the UK. I thought I would give it a try. The reviews by other buyers was generally positive.
Sam E on Aug 19, 2018
I have an English Pine table, fully 10 feet long. I got it on craigslist a couple of years ago from a hilarious Brit. It had only ever been waxed and my research showed this to be a top-ranked furniture wax. It works so beautifully that I've never been willing to try anything else. And I like the smell--which helps a LOT!
Gabrielle P on Jul 30, 2018
recommended by Mike Danel at Stickly HQ
Ellen G on Jun 1, 2018
I am looking for a highly recommended wax finish that will dry in a few hours.
John G on Apr 27, 2018
Recommended from Stickley Audi for my dining table.
Thomas E on Apr 4, 2018
My friends have been using this fine wax for years, and recommended it to me. Seeing how lovely their wood furniture and accessories look; I want to use it too!
Valerie R on Mar 17, 2018
Use black bison for almost every project. Great product.
James R on Jan 31, 2018
recommended in Better Homes and Garden Wood
Albert Carlson J on Jan 27, 2018
wanted to try it
Alan B on Oct 16, 2017
Online review
Terrance M on Sep 21, 2017
Because its the best
Jason P on Aug 24, 2017
For a project made with Sipo Mahogany
Doug N on Aug 16, 2017
This was not received from eBay so I went looking for it elsewhere.
Jo O on Aug 3, 2017
my contractor had used it on my mantels
Patti G on Jul 20, 2017
Ran out and needed more
Retired Chemist on Jun 27, 2017
Read it works very well as a finishing step to the finishing oil
Joshua T on Apr 3, 2017
Recommended by Artist/Woodworker
Betsy L on Mar 20, 2017
for polishing salt and pepper shakers and mills
John C on Mar 2, 2017
I have used before successfully, no sense to fix it if it isn't broken
Anita M on Feb 15, 2017
Used up my existing wax
Ray W on Feb 8, 2017
repair
Mariana C on Oct 29, 2016
It was recommended by a luthier for finishing guitars and violins
Mike F on Oct 13, 2016
Recommended product on forum of National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors for restoration.
Michael T on Jul 31, 2016
Try it out, needed a dark wax
Chris U on May 19, 2016
Liberon is a great wax product- beautiful for staining wall finishes as well as furniture use, and smells fantastic. The Tudor color is a beautiful neutral dark brown/black.
Chloe P on Mar 31, 2016
recommendations
mike w on Jan 7, 2016
to finish painted furniture.
melissa m on Oct 25, 2015
It works great on oil finishes.
John T. Z on Sep 20, 2015
This product came recommended not only on here by reviewers but also by wood workers on forums. Cannot wait to see for myself!
Stephanie C on Sep 4, 2015
The best finish wax around.
Michael L on Aug 17, 2015
I have a lot of antique furniture, and this wax not only smells really good (especially compared to Johnson's!) but really does the job.
Marian F on Aug 13, 2015
NICE FINNISH ON HAND RUBBED
Michael M on Jul 29, 2015
past experience
Kenneth K on Jul 10, 2015
Really works well. A super finish that shows the wood well. I use boiled linseed oil first then finish with this. Super stuff.
Jim B on Jun 28, 2015
It is the wax my client wanted for the finish on her sculptures.
Charles R on Apr 8, 2015
This product is recommended by the woodshop that made some furniture I have from the UK. I thought I would give it a try. The reviews by other buyers was generally positive.
Sam E on Aug 19, 2018
recommended by Mike Danel at Stickly HQ
Ellen G on Jun 1, 2018
I have some very old (30 years?) Black Bison wax which I just used to seal some wood wine boxes in the hope that I could use them to grow garlic! Then I panicked! I love the smell of the wax, but I thought, is it safe to use for growing edibles? The wine boxes look wonderful and if I can't grow edibles in them they will still look lovely with flowers cascading out of them. Also, how water-resistant does wax make the wood? Will it hold up to wet soil (the wood is probably cheap pine)?
Lloyd E on Sep 8, 2015
will neutral add less yellow or orange to oak? and to clarify this wax is super shiny finish? I'm looking for a matte to satin
Melisa K on Mar 1, 2016
Is the tudor oak the same as bison black?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. It is not bison black meaning a dark color. Black Bison is just part of the Liberon wax name. The Liberon Wax Bison Black comes in different colors. Neutral or clear or darker colors for darker woods. The darker colors would help hide scratches in darker woods
which would you use on black lacquer?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Clear should be enough protection.
Can I use this wax for kitchen cabinets to fill in small cracks and refresh the finish?
The finish is lacquer and is 10 years old. It has some wear and small cracks.
I tried it on several doors and they look really nice.
I used it sparingly and buffed the cabinet doors well to remove any excess.
I don't know if KITCHEN is not the place for using wax on cabinets.
Julian J on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Though it's true you don't use this type of wax around food items I can't see an issue with the cabinets. This is my favorite wax and I use it all the time. I have even thought of using it for my lazy susan's but, like you, I hesitate it around food. My thinking is any item you use to fill in cracks (not to mention any finish other than mineral oil and other food safe products) will need to be done so with the knowledge that you don't want the food on it. I truly believe you'll be ok with a little common sense use.
Hope this helps.
I have an antique pie safe that I purchased at a sale this weekend. This piece has been stripped to bare wood and metal. I have used this wax in the past over water based paint to ad patina to new pieces. I never put anything over the wax, but they were small unimportant pieces. I was planning on waxing the pie safe to keep as natural of patina as I could. Is there something I should put under or over the wax for more protection? The wood seems very dry. I have the walnut color. AND I have no experience with metal ... is there something to put on the pie safe panels that won't look like varnish?
Aubrey J on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've used Boiled Linseed Oil then topped it off with Black Bison. (I don't believe the wax is designed for metal.)
Many other oils would work fine (Teak Oil, Danish Oil, etc.). I've never put anything on top of the wax as it is the polishing step. However, be forewarned that real protection of wood comes from the urethane family. I truly believe that the oil/wax combination will look great BUT will need attention every now and then. Good luck and enjoy your project.
What is the longest time to leave the clear polish on for to acheive the best results?
Annie on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not totally clear: what clear polish? My answer to the black Bison wax is the same as for any wax; be sure you've cleaned off other finished with s liquid furniture cleaner, then apply wax with clean cloth . Apply in small amounts and rub out then get a clean dry cloth or two and rub rub rub until you feel the smooth finish. Leave it on and rub to shine up then after it asks for more, add more wax. Rub and buff a lot. Wax is wonderful but should be applied in thin amounts. Enjoy the result.
Can the Liberon Wax Polish Black Bison be applied after I apply a coat of Mohawk walnut stain? Will it bond correctly? Thank you.
DDD on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here's what I did for a similar project: to the stained project apply 1 coat of 1 lb cut shellac. For the shellac I used Zinsser Bulls Eye® SealCoat™ Item #: 61646, which is a 2 lb cut of dewaxed shellac; and I diluted the shellac by adding an equal volume of denatured alcohol to make a 1 lb cut. I applied a thin coat of the shellac with a "rubber". The rubber is simply a clean soft cloth wrapped around a few cotton ballls (this keeps the rag from drying out during application). After the shellac dried (I allowed about 20 minutes), I then applied the Black Bison (neutral tone, which is perfectly clear) using 0000 steel wool. I applied a thin coat one section of the project at a time and then immediately buffed the completed section with a clean soft cloth (old tee-shirt).. Results were fantastic. The coat of shellac was key.
We installed new ash kitchen cabinets two months ago. They are showing deterioration near stove exhaust. Would Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax protect against heat damage?
john w on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wax won't protect against heat damage but it can be used to help bring it back to its original finish. If you are generating that much heat through I'd be looking into changing the way the vent passes through the cabinet an would even consider using a second larger vent tube with an air gap between the two like what they do with a wood burning stove. That almost sounds like something may not have been done right I have installed many kitchens over the years for work and never seen or heard of that I'd be worried about a fire starting more than the finish you might want to check that everything was dine to code for your area.
Does this paste have a sheen or is it more of a matte finish?
Chase on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used the uncolored wax and found it to be low sheen. Some would use the term “satin” finish to describe the level of sheen it imparts.
What type of brush to use to finish and polish the wood?
Gene on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not use a brush, I used a slightly damp terry cloth type rag and wiped on the wax and then let slightly dry and polish with soft cloth. I used this to enhanced base molding that has a dark finish and a glaze.
I just got a Victorian bedroom set at a thrift store, it is in great shape, but does need some touch ups in a few areas...a. would this be a good product to protect it and b. can I get the medium mahogany? I don't see it offered.

Thanks
Lee C on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dear Lee, using wax on furniture is often the best, darker or lighter than the color of the furniture. But if the furniture was finished with a lacquer or a polyurethane type layer then all of that should be removed and refinished professionally.
Can I use this product over the shellac on my craftsman homes original woodwork and trim? Especially on floor and window trim?
Lizann S on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can use it over shellac but the floors will become very slippery.
I am looking for a silicon free wax to lubricate a shooting plane. Do you carry any?
Cynthia C on Jan 27, 2018
Hello, Do you carry, or can you order, Liberon Fine Paste Wax Black Bison in antique pine? I have a can of it that I've used on my furniture, but it has dried out over the years. Or can you recommend something close in pigment to the antique pine? Thank you.
Jan H on Dec 31, 2017
I have some sapele that has an oil finish. I used some Minwax furniture wax on it and found the wax that had gotten into the grain had turned white and looked awful. It took 4 hours of sanding but I got it out and want to try something else. Would one of the Mahogany versions of this wax work better?
jason on Jul 17, 2017
Is there silicone in this wax?
mpinjp on Dec 4, 2016
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