Just like the Petite Waxing Brush, but with a shorter handle!
This is a miniature version of the Ultimate Waxing Brush. It is identical in every way- except it is smaller. The diameter is only a little bit bigger than 1 inches wide. People seem to love this brush specifically for applying dark wax. Also, if you have a petite hand - you may prefer this version since it is a little lighter to hold and support.
NOTE- this is NOT an Annie Sloan product. Annie does have wax brushes and they are available here on line and are stamped with "Annie Sloan." These brushes are an alternative and I have carried them for 4 years.
The hair of the brush that is the finest Shanghai White Bristle from the cutest little boar in China. The ferrule is made with nickel plated steel for rust resistance. We recommend cleaning your wax brush with a low odor Mineral Spirits. Wipe clean with a soft rag. Some people brush it out using a metal dog brush. (Just be careful to not break or damage the bristles) If taken care of- this brush will need to be noted in your will since it will last forever! If you plan on using both clear and dark wax- it is HIGHLY recommended you get TWO, otherwise you could contaminate a clear wax piece you are working on if you did not thoroughly remove all of the Dark Wax from your bristles.(Consider watching my video on how to apply wax- see that by clicking here)
The Ultimate Waxing Brush has a comfortable wooden handle that fits nicely in your hand and the ferrule is made of nickel-plated steel guaranteeing no rust. The bristles are about 1 3/4" long and are made of 100% Shanghai White Bristle, the finest available, is solvent proof, double set in epoxy and combed twice to ensure little bristle loss. Although- you should be aware that often the first few times you use your wax brush - bristles will come out. Pick them up by coming at them - perpendicular with your brush. If you give the brush a rigorous cleaning a few times prior to using - you can minimize the bristle loss- but over all it is not a horrible thing. Again- if a bristle comes out while waxing- I just pick it out using my brush- coming at the bristle from a perpendicular direction (like a "T" shape.) I have heard that some people have even thrown their wax brush in the washing machine- BUT NOTE- I do NOT advocate this since it may scratch the inside of your washer! The normal shedding does stop after a few uses!!!! I promise!
The round brush head is shaped by hand in the United States by a brush-maker with over 35 years experience. The quality is unmatched and its pricing is unbeatable. If taken care of- this brush will need to be noted in your will since it will last forever! If you plan on using both clear and dark wax- it is HIGHLY recommended you get TWO, otherwise you will contaminate your clear wax. The cleaning is simple, just dampen a soft rag with low odor mineral spirits and gently twirl the brush. This brush makes applying wax a pleasure.
Please rub the wax into the finish after brushing the wax on. Wipe off the excess wax. The wax has cured when it is no longer tacky to the touch. Depending on the conditions of where you are located, temperature, and humidity- curing time may vary. Often we recommend to let it dry at least overnight prior to doing a final buffing. If The wax can take a good 24-48 hours to cure. Here are the directions for cleaning this brush based on how The Purple Painted Lady prefers to clean it! CLEANING YOUR WAX BRUSH- (My preferred way!) Anyone out there ever buy a product and not receive â€œInstructional Informationâ€ with itâ€¦especially something like paint & wax OR a wax brush (how to clean the thing) The Purple Painted Lady ALWAYS includes helpful How-Toâ€™s and Instructions with every shipment! Not to mention- periodic surprise gifts. But back to why I started this post. Wax Brush Maintenance Instructions: (NOTE- this applies to most brushesâ€¦this specifically is based on the brushes I sell on my website.) Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a new Chalk Paint / Wax brush. Its hair is the finest Shanghai White Bristle from the cutest little boar in China! The ferrule is made with nickel plated steel for rust resistance- but that does NOT mean you can soak it over night. I personally recommend cleaning your wax brush with odorless Mineral Spirits. I first get a paper plate and use this to work on top of. I then get a plastic or paper cupâ€¦.and typically pour a little amount of the mineral spirits in it (NOTE: do not use a styrofoam cup.) Pour just enough Mineral Spirits in the cup as so to cover the bristles about 1/4 to 1/2 inch up when the brush is standing in the cup. The Mineral Spirits will get absorbed and pulled into the bristles very quickly- like within seconds. I then take the brush out of the cup, and using a paper towel or twoâ€¦.gently â€œsqueegeeâ€ the wax out- starting from the ferrule and pulling the wax down and out- again, doing this very gently since we do not want to yank on the bristles as if to pull them out! Then- once done â€¦you can gently wash the bristles with mild soap and water. Please remember not to break the bristles open or spread them apart when cleaning- you want your wax brush bristles to stay tight and compact.
When disposing of your residual waxâ€¦.just like bacon grease, never-ever pour this down your sink drain. Place the residual wax into paper towels or on a plastic plate. I then- thoroughly wet with WATER a few more paper towels and place them on top before carefully disposing. This is very important if you live in a state with hot temperatures, or if someone in your home is a smoker. Safety precautions are important. I hope this information was helpful and if you follow them- you should never need to purchase another wax brush from me. : ) Think of this maintenance â€“ just like regular oil changes for your car. In fact- when was the last time you did that? Some people have recommended using vegetable oil- I personally donâ€™t since if you do not get all the oil out- it can be a problem next time you go to use your brush. Google that process if interested. Thanks again