Cheese cloth is a great tool to use when applying wax. UNLESS you have painted with a dark color like Graphite or Napoleonic Blue. Then I would rather use Blue Shop Towels
I like to use my Ultimate Wax Brush when applying the wax, and then use cheesecloth to remove the residual. Cheese cloth has a bit of texture which seems to grab and remove more of the extra wax for me.
It is critical that you shake your cheesecloth out prior to using. Open the front door and step outside and shake it! Hold on to one corner and whip it back and forth! Get all little strings to fly away.
These rolls have 100 individual sheets on the roll. This is convenient since you do not need to cut anything with scissor. Just pull your piece off, SHAKE IT to remove any potential loose fibers and then use.
Rough dimensions of the roll are approximately 10.5 inches tall and 7 inches wide.
“Can you wash the towels or rags that you use for waxing furniture?”
That is a question I am often asked. My response is yes….BUT! …..I would NOT wash them in my washing machine or place them in my clothes dryer.
Here is what you should do:
Cheese cloth for shopping cartPlace the dirty towels in a plastic bucket (the kind you would use to wash your car) and fill it with really hot – hot water and dish soap. (use a dish soap that contains a degreaser like Dawn Platinum.) Then swirl them around using a wooden stick. Make sure there enough hot water that it covers the towels totally and they have room to agitate.
Once the hot water cools a bit, feel free to ring them out. Then- (and VERY important) …hang them on a clothes line to dry.
Two important reasons why NOT to use your washing machine or dryer! 1. you do not want any residual wax getting in your washer or dryer- where it could then transfer onto your nice clothes! 2. wax can be flammable. (So, with that said- let’s keep it away from a heat source – like a dryer.)