Sticky Bumps Basecoat is the first layer of wax applied to your board. It is harder than the surf wax as it is a stable platform to build up your Sticky Bumps beads. It allows for the correct temperature wax to rub-on easier and stay on longer.
Put down a very thin and even layer. Donâ€™t press too hard for this step. Then start rubbing the wax on the board lengthwise, parallel to the stringer, and then crosswise, from rail to rail. This crosshatching will help the wax start to form small bumps. Sticky bumps puts a little slogan on their wax bars: â€œNose to tail and rail to rail.â€ You donâ€™t have to press too hard, just keep a firm pressure. Too much pressure will wreck your newly forming beads.