This rich white paste wax will give a dramatic effect when used to fill in open grained timbers such as oak or ash. For greater contrast in grain pattern, stain or color the wood first, then apply the wax. Before applying the wax, open the grain first by brushing or blowing dust out of the pores. Apply the wax with a pad of steel wool and fill the grain completely. After the liming wax has dried a few minutes, finish by waxing with Black Bison paste wax. This will remove excess wax and leave a deep shine when buffed.