Duck Wax vs. Paraffin Wax

Posted: September 2, 2015

 

A lot of people might think any type of wax will work for any project, but when it comes to getting those pesky pinfeathers off your ducks or waterfowl, you’ll want to use a product specially formulated for the job. Creating wax blends for specific applications is what we do at Blended Waxes, and our duck wax is one of those blends.

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The purpose of duck wax is to rid game birds of their feathers. First, try and pluck as many feathers as you can before using the wax. After following our step-by-step instructions on using duck wax, your bird will look like you bought it from the grocery store!

Paraffin wax serves a different purpose and is not as effective in removing feathers. It is derived from crude oil and is typically lighter in color, odorless and has many different melting points. It is used in a variety of different ways, such as candle making, paper coatings, food coatings and lubricants.

Using a paraffin wax for pulling feathers from your waterfowl may work well enough, but the addition of microcrystalline wax in our duck wax blend gives that extra bit of adhesion you need  to pull every last feather from your bird.

Want to learn more about our different types of waxes? You can learn more about the best waxes to use for your specific projects by visiting our website.

 

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