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    Does anybody know if there is such a product as black wax? I want to oil and wax a maple coffee table and the darkest colour I can find is Jacobean (Fiddes & Sons), which is nice but still too brown. I'm looking for a espresso or dark chocolate colour. Found a short reference on the web to adding lampblack to wax to tint it. Would this work? How much will I need. I have some black ivory pigment (it's a powder). Can I use that? There was a thread earlier on this forum about using artists colours to tint wax but there wasn't much detail.
    Thank you for any help.
    Susan

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    You can get black paste wax for automobiles, and for granite, from the appropriate suppliers. Here's one specifically for furniture, though it's in the U.S. http://www.kingdomrestorations.com/c...tml?catId=5272
    Jim

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    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Black wax

    It's also known as shoe polish.

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    Shoe polish (mens, such as Kiwi) is very black and shines well.
    Meanwhile, https://www.woodessence.com/Waxes-C21.aspx has (the famous and well proven) Liberon waxes...that come in many colors including black...and they smell a bit nicer than shoe polish in my opinion.

    Wood Essence is an excellent place for many useful things incidentally.....and furthermore its a Canadian company.

    Good luck

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    Thanks everyone for the shoe polish tip (who knew?)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack in Nepean View Post
    It's also known as shoe polish.
    Beat me to it!

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    FWIW Kiwi doesn't recommend using its products on wood furniture; http://www.kiwicare.com/US/FAQ/ Maybe they're being ultra cautious to avoid liability, but I wouldn't like to have to deal with shoe polish stains on light-coloured clothing because of residual wax.
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    Shine-ola! Not to be confused with another product...

    Trewax used to make a dark wax that would darken to some extent..
    Bill "Hickory" Simpson

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    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=50

    I have used this wax product in the dark color to touch up furniture and cover scratches...it makes stuff look like new and it may help you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black wax View Post
    I'm looking for a espresso or dark chocolate colour.
    Briwax makes an Ebony (but not in their Toluene free variety).
    http://www.briwax-trg.com/briwaxcolo...waxcolors.html
    I have used their tinted waxes for many years to "refresh" tired looking furniture and have found them to be excellent products. Just don't put the Toluene based variety on a waterbased finished piece DAMHIKT

    Paul

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    Hi, Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I did try Kiwi shoe polish and it was disappointing in that it never seemed to harden. I kept buffing out the swirls until there was nothing left on the surface. Will try with the other products.
    Thanks again
    Susan

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