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I'm working on another puzzle truck. I've left the truck and trailer natural and coated them with beeswax/coconut oil. I painted the cars with metallic craft paints and then used the beeswax/coconut oil on them.

I'm finding that the colour is wiping off onto the paper towel I'm using to apply the wax/oil finish. It doesn't appear to be making a noticeable change to the paint finish (it's not completely rubbing off). I'm thinking that perhaps I didn't leave the paint to dry for long enough before coating.

Has anyone else had this problem when applying the wax directly on paint?
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Hey Rosiejane,
I use acrylic metallic paint a lot on my toy's and not had that problem, but I don't put the Cynthia's bees wax mix on the painted toy's. Maybe the oil is reacting to paint some how just guessing here.

I think i would take a similar piece of wood and paint it just like one of your toy's and maybe try putting  a coat of poly or triple thick clear lacquer first then try the beeswax combo.

I know its extra work but might give the same results with out the color rubbing off...

just my 2c worth and just guessing here ....LOL


 

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I mixed beeswax with coconut oil once and it went mouldy had to throw it out. Now beeswax and baby oil that's a lovely smell and beautiful polish.
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Ed - This is pretty much the only time I've used the oil/beeswax directly over paint. I've previously just brushed on a clear coat. I thought I'd give it a go so that the finish on the inside of the windows (natural) matched the rest of the truck which I also left natural.  Sounds like I'm going to have to go back to doing that. Perhaps I could still have the wax on the inside of the windows if I drilled them after clear coating the painted parts.

Roly - Yikes! I've been using the beeswax/coconut oil combo for a long time and it's never gone mouldy. I've just about run out though so maybe the next batch will be with baby oil.
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I've had the flat colors rub off. Black is especially noticeable.

Note that paper towels are very fine abrasive and craft paint isn't exactly hard.

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