How to Create a Limed Wood Effect
First you need to open the soft grain of the wood by brushing the piece of furniture with a Libéron Liming Bronze brush working with the grain.
Depending on the type of wood to be limed the obtained contrast between the opened soft grain and the hard grain will be quite different. It will be very visible on hard woods such as oak and mahogany, and less so on soft woods like pine. Always remove the surface dust with a Libéron Tack Cloth.
Colour the wood if you wish using Libéron Palette Wood Dyes. This stage is optional; you can also obtain a liming effect on the natural wood colour. A dark wood will render the limed effect more striking than a light wood.
Apply Libéron Liming Wax with a pad of Libéron Ultra Fine Steel Wool (Grade 0000). You can also choose one of the coloured waxes such as the Libéron Special Effects Waxes as well. Apply the wax liberally in a circular motion until it fills the grain covering the whole piece of furniture. Allow to dry for five to 10 minutes. The result should be a contrast in colour between the wood and the wax.
For a water resistant finish remove the excess Liming Wax using Libéron Finishing Oil applied with a cotton cloth and wipe off immediately. Leave to dry for at least five hours between coats. Several coats may be needed.
Where a water resistant finish is not required apply Libéron Black Bison Wax Polish (Neutral) with a clean cotton cloth to remove the surplus Liming Wax from the surface while still leaving it in the grain. Leave to dry for five minutes before buffing to a soft sheen with a clean cotton cloth or Libéron Furniture Brush.