what the heck is a wax puck?

Maybe you’ve seen these on our website or at a local retailer…


What is it?  

It’s a distressing wax puck.  (That’s what we call  it, anyway!)

wax puck | miss mustard seed

What is it made out of?

It is made of 100% beeswax, so it’s an all natural product (and one will last for years!)

How do I use it?

Step 1 | Rub it over a surface prior to painting it.  It can also be applied over another layer of milk paint (or another kind of paint), raw wood, stained wood, etc.  Pretty much anything!


Step 2 | Paint the piece, including the areas where wax was applied.  It won’t appear different as the paint is being brushed on or as it’s drying.  When you distress the finish, though, the paint will easily wipe off the areas where the wax was applied.  It acted as a “resist”, preventing the paint from sticking.

missmustardseed-116 missmustardseed-63 Why would I want to use the wax puck instead of the 100% Beeswax Finish as a resist?  

Even though they are both made from 100% beeswax, the Beeswax Finish is softer and needs to be applied with a brush or cloth.  The wax puck is solid, so you can just rub it straight over the surface.  It’s a little easier to apply and requires less “elbow grease”.

The end result also different.  When Beeswax Finish is used as a resist, the result is lots of chipping and flaking.


The wax puck achieves a softer look that emulates paint worn over years of use.

marzipan-1583And that, my friends, is the wax puck.

4 thoughts on “what the heck is a wax puck?

  1. Pam Hawkins

    This is very interesting and much less messier than using vaseline. Will the wax puck also resist stain? I have a job where I need to have areas of unstained raw wood and area of stained.


  2. LindaK

    Would it also work for hard to open drawers? Running it over the edges in an old solid oak desk would be easy, and safe on the wood.

  3. Angela Miller

    I do not wan the chipped look I like the more worn look like pictured above on the shutters. Do I apply the wax before I pain or do my first coat with one color, wax where i want it worn, paint the next color, then wipe off the paint with a wet rag? I am so confused on this process. Please help!

  4. Kelly Sharrer

    Can you tell me what paint and technique you used for the blue dresser pictured above? Thank you!


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