Homemade hardwax oil?
I'm new here. I operate a hardwood flooring business out of Toronto. I'm just curious to know what hardwax oil really is. I know most of it is a sales pitch. I'd like to make my own if it's possible. I've gone through some MSDS sheets from various manufacturers of hardwax oils and natural wax finishes. Most don't list much except the cobalt dryers. I think I've seen xylene.
I'm just wondering if anyone here has ever made their own. All these companies claim to have "special blends of natural waxes and oils", but then claim you can always top coat with polyurethane. You can't put poly over wax, it won't adhere very long. So what's really in the stuff?
I've experimented with carnauba wax mixed with walnut oil and carnauba/beeswax/safflower oil (both tried on cutting boards) and it pretty much all behaves the same. It takes a day or two for it to dry off so that it doesn't leave streaks. It's somewhat water proof but a water puddle left on over night will leave a stain.
Any insight appreciated.