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How Often Should I Use Gilboys Beeswax Polish?

We often get asked "How often do I use it?" regarding our beeswax polishes. This will very much depend on the environment to which the surface is exposed. 

Surfaces that are exposed to high mechanical wear such as the top of a coffee table, chest of drawers or dining table will require wax polishing more often: Once, possibly twice a year. Whereas an oak coffer or grandfather clock will probably only require wax polishing once every 4 or 5 years.

Other environmental factors may influence this guide. For example, if your furniture is exposed to direct sunlight and how long it is exposed. Direct sunlight exposure will rapidly shorten the time required between applications.

Other factors that are not so critical, but may have an effect, are how dry and warm the environment or how often the piece is dusted. Regular dusting will have a mechanical effect with the  action of wiping.

Beeswax Polishing Frequency Guide

Dining or Kitchen Table (in regular daily use)
One or two times a year
Kitchen Chair (arms and seat mostly)
One or two times a year
Dining Chair
Once every three or four years
Coffee Table
One or two times a year
Side Table or Console Table
Once every two years
Kitchen Table
One or two times a year
Chest of Drawers
Once every four or five years
Bureau or Davenport
Once every four or five years
Grandfather Clock
Once every four or five years
Wardrobes
Once every four or five years
Dressing Table
Once every two or three years
Bedside Table
Once every two or three years
Piano (fall-front lid more often)
Once every five years
Oak Coffer
Once every five years
Fire Surround (mantle more often)
Once every two or three years
Gun Stock
One or two times a year
Stringed Instrument (Violin, Guitar, etc)
Once a year (depending on use)


**This table is just a guide. As you can see from the table above Gilboys polish is not like any other polish. Our polishes are very rich in natural hard wearing waxes and as such will last much longer than cheaper alternatives with a much lower wax to solvent ratio.