Langridge recommends the use of a double boiler for melting of waxes. When this refined beeswax is added to oil mediums it will impart body and a ‘shortness’ to the brushstroke.
It can also be added to oils, oil mediums and varnishes as a matting agent.
Binder in true encaustic, whereby melted wax is coloured with artists’ pigments and applied to a solid support whilst molten.
Beeswax may also be mixed with Carnauba Wax and Distilled Turpentine for the manufacture of timber polishes.intense colour.