Genuine Beeswax

Genuine Beeswax

All natural Furniture Polish. Ideal for wood, painted furniture, leather, bronze or marble. Easy to use - just wipe on and buff to shine.Price: $35.00 (includes shipping)
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Few people know that their antiques and fine wood furniture need on going care.  Wood remains in a constantly changing state throughout its existence.  It needs nourishment to keep it supple and to avoid drying out.  Well cared-for wood develops a much sought after patina or luster.

Patina is the ageing process which when found on antique furniture distinguishes the poor from the very best. Patina is formed by a combination of ageing processes caused by rubbing, dusting and waxing coupled with oxidation of the wood and the action of the sun’s rays. The action of rubbing and polishing over a period of time produces a fine bronze-like lustre which increases in depth and mellowness and softens the hard effect of the waxed raw wood. The natural oxidation of the wood causes hardening of the surface which seals in the rubbing and waxing process and at the same time fills in the grain. The addition of sunlight in varying degrees bleaches, fades and changes the colour to the most attractive shades ranging from medium brown through corn colours to golden grey.

Eighteen years ago Louis Shields developed a carefully formulated beeswax polish, using a centuries-old recipe from England. The result is a product that will preserve and protect precious antiques, and over time, create the sought after patination. It is easy to apply using a soft cloth and a small amount of the wax. It can be used as often as you like but should be used on antiques and good wood at least when the seasons change.