Wax Finishes

Why choose a wax finish?

Many people mistakenly consider a wax finish to be inferior to other finishes such as varnish, oil and lacquer. This opinion arises from the cure of varnish and lacquer which forms a harder coating like a skin over the timber. These finishes are ideal for a wooden floor where a tougher surface is needed and wax would not be as durable.

A wax finish, however, is perfect for a variety of indoor solid wood furniture. Wax has a distinctive finish and it can highlight all the natural, unique markings of the wood which is individual and aesthetically pleasing.

Wood wax is also very easy to restore or repair. Accidents and age are part of the life of furniture, and while some markings can only add to the charm of our wood products, occasionally a little help is needed. If you can use furniture polish, you can restore your wooden furniture to its former glory with wood wax, it is that easy. To restore other finishes such as lacquer and varnish, the furniture has to be sanded back to the bare timber, and the finish then professionally applied. This is extremely time-consuming and often requires specific tools. This makes a wax finish an ideal choice when you want furniture that is guaranteed to last and easy to maintain.

How to care for your solid wood furniture and shelves

To clean your shelves or furniture items, simply wipe over the surface with a damp cloth, or a lint free duster. Please ensure to avoid applying cleaning products or harsh chemicals. We'd also recommend using a heat resistant coaster or place mat when placing drinks or plates of food onto table tops.

To apply a new coat of wax simply wipe over the solid wood furniture or wooden shelves, ensuring that it is free from dust. Use a lint free cloth to cover the affected area, or the whole of the surface with a small amount of wax whilst rubbing in the same direction as the grain of the wood. Leave to dry for 5-15mins, then simply buff the surface to a beautiful, new finish. Done!

We sell our coloured wax in convenient sizes within our Wax Care Packs, these are perfect for repairs or just for keeping your items in top condition.