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The Best Polish for Wood and String Instruments

The Best Polish for Wood and String Instruments

June 22, 2017 3 Comments

The lacquer protects the wood, but what protects the lacquer?

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Restoring a Victorian Windsor Spoon Back Chair

Restoring a Victorian Windsor Spoon Back Chair

June 22, 2017

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myrica wax

Myrica Wax

June 20, 2017

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It’s Mothering Sunday not Mothers Day!

It’s Mothering Sunday not Mothers Day!

March 24, 2017


“It’s not Mother’s Day it’s Mothering Sunday!
I wonder how many other children have heard this correction from their Mum? It used to happen every year with me, usually when Mum would see the first adverts in the newspapers or on the telly box.

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What is the best wood polish for antique and vintage furniture?

What is the best wood polish for antique and vintage furniture?

January 27, 2017 2 Comments

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Father's Day: Not every Dad wants a hunting knife!

Father's Day: Not every Dad wants a hunting knife!

June 09, 2016

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The Professional Way to Wax Polish Antique and Vintage Furniture

The Professional Way to Wax Polish Antique and Vintage Furniture

February 16, 2016 5 Comments

  1. If the surface to be polished is particularly dirty clean it with a slightly damp cloth and wipe dry
  2. Lay a dust sheet on the floor if you are polishing in a sensitive environment
  3. Apply the wax sparingly to the surface with ‘0000’ wire wool (It’s like cotton wool) or a soft cloth
  4. Apply in small amounts evenly and in the direction of the grain (avoid over application)
  5. Allow to dry and harden for at least 30 mins or more, longer if you can, overnight is ideal
  6. Buff with a clean cloth in the direction of the grain 

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