As I was painting a cheese tonight, I noticed my cream wax smells a bit like a old dirty rag. I never noticed this before so I don't know if it's something that's developped lately or if it's been like this since I bought the jar.
I don't "double dip" in the cream wax jar, I use a clean spoon and drizzle it on top of the cheese, then I use a kitchen brush to coat the cheese. SO I doubt there's contaminants in the jar due to cheese. I also store in the cupboard (dark and temperate).
Does cream wax have a shelf life?
I also verified my other cream waxes for odors. They all smell different:
Yellow - Old rag
Clear - no odor
Black - smells like paint
So, is that old rag odor normal?