Having bought your handmade dining table and chairs, you will want to support it nicely polished. Natural products like beeswax and oils are wait on in fashion. They are environmentally wonderful, but generally not as durable as unusual solvent based products. Polish manufacturers are constantly developing water based products, and oil and wax mixtures that are more durable to heat and moisture, while having microscopic impact on our environment.
To care for your dining room furniture avoid silicon based products. Natural beeswax polish is beneficial to exhaust. Natural wax can advance as a spray or a thicker paste from a tin. The thicker paste can be applied with a rag or a stiff brush, a shoe brush is honorable especially on carving. This can be buffed up with a soft rag, towelling is ideal.
A beeswax paste can easily be made using a 1lb of yellow beeswax and half pint of turpentine or first-rate quality white spirit. By adding a tablespoon of petrol, you will rush up the drying of the wax, as it aids the evaporation of the turpentine. Beeswax can be bought from a local beekeeper, so eye out for honey for sale. The wax can be shredded with a knife or broken into bits using a hammer. It is easier if you wrap the wax in a cloth first. The wax can then be melted in a saucepan, within another pan, like melting chocolate, but beware, you are using a flammable liquid come a heat source. I rep that the easy draw to get the paste is to establish the broken bits of wax in a tin, add the white spirit, effect a lid on and leave it for a day or two, stirring occasionally.
Try to avoid putting your dining table in order sunlight. It will cause to wood to proceed or even shrink. A fruit bowl left in the centre for sometime will kill up with a darker residence under it. If furniture is do in front of a window, it is worth closing the curtain or blind when vow sunlight is on the furniture.
Rings from hot cups, red wine and watermarks can often be removed by a professional polisher, but please be careful attempting to retract the tag yourself; you could raze up with a bigger dilemma than you started with.
Gradually your furniture will age, taking the unfamiliar knock and dent as it becomes an antique, gaining patina from a accomplish up of wax polish mixed with dust, creating darker areas in the corners and lighter areas in the high spots. It is worth intellectual that over time, light woods darken, and dusky timbers lighten, so your natural oak dining table will darken to a Tudor oak colour, and your deep brown walnut dining table will gradually become a honey colour.