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Which polish is best for antique and vintage furniture?

Which polish is best for antique and vintage furniture? The thing is, as with the majority of companies, they all claim to make the best product and who am I to tell you any different? I was apprenticed  in 1987 at the age of 16 at Staverton Joinery in Totnes, South Devon. Staverton Joinery was owned by Dartington Trust at the time and employed up to 100 full time craftsmen, the majority of which had also been apprenticed by the Trust. If you haven't got time to read the entire article then click this link and it will take you to the best beeswax furniture polish available today. Staverton Joinery attained a huge amount of respect within its field and was...

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The professional way to wax polish antique and vintage furniture

How to wax polish antique furniture If the surface to be polished is particularly dirty clean it with a slightly damp cloth and wipe dry Lay a dust sheet on the floor if you are polishing in a sensitive environment Apply the wax sparingly to the surface with ‘0000’ wire wool (It’s like cotton wool) or a soft cloth Apply in small amounts evenly and in the direction of the grain (avoid over application) Allow to dry and harden for at least 30 mins or more, longer if you can overnight is good Buff with a clean cloth in the direction of the grain   Gilboy’s Antique Restoration was established by Simon Gilboy in 1994. If you would like to...

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