Happy Tuesday Everyone!
After cleaning out my drawers, I was left with a handful of old socks that had lost their elasticity. I was about to throw them in the trash when I remembered a Martha Stewart Tutorial. Martha used an old sock to apply and remove her wax.
Using an old sock sounds kind of weird and unglamorous.
It can’t possibly work any better than a soft lint free cloth.
But being a thriftista, I’ll try anything once. Maybe these socks could be of use one last time! One last hurraahhh before they’re looking up at the top of a trash can.
WAX ON – SOCKS OFF – SOCKS WORK AMAZING!
I put on my latex gloves. Working in small areas I applied my wax with my fancy wax brush.
(Want to know how I make a hard wax buttery smooth?… check it out here!)
I put a sock on my hand and rubbed the wax off. Then I moved onto the next area.
Once I saw the wax starting to build up on the sock, I simply turned it around, folded it in, or turned it inside out. I did this so I was always working with a clean part of the sock.
Waxing with a sock feels more controlled. Getting into all the crevices and rounded areas was easy and it definitely shaved time off my waxing process!
Wax on-Socks Off!
LOVE IT… this is my new go-to waxing technique. I found it so convenient I’m going buy a bag of 100% cotton socks specifically for waxing.
Glad you dropped by… and be sure to come back to see this finished dresser restyled in Miss Mustard Seed’s Boxwood!
Have you ever used a sock for waxing? If so, do you know if the waxy sock(s) can be washed and reused over again? It would be great if they are reusable! Leave your favorite method of waxing or any waxing tips your may have below… I always love hearing from you!
Enjoy your day and have fun with your next project!
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