Protect your antique furniture with Fiddes bees wax
Antique furniture wax has been used for hundreds of years as it was one of the first furniture polishes used. Fiddes furniture wax is a good example of a traditional wax still used today on antique furniture due to the fact it has very good natural protective qualities and it provides protection to the surface of the wood but it also enhances the beauty of wood by giving a nice sheen and enhances the colour and grain. You cannot reproduce an original aged patina and using more modern spray finish will damage and dull this finish, so that is why wax is so popular on antiques as it cleans and enhances rather than dulling. It is not necessarily the best resistant furniture finish for protection against water on table tops etc. but it does act as a good barrier to protect the bare wood and it is easily removed and then re applied if necessary. Fiddes wax also acts as a dust and pollutants barrier as dust can dull the wood and make your piece of furniture look lifeless. Fiddes wax also provides some scratch resistance and can cover up some small scratches on surfaces, you can also get coloured waxes for extra help when covering up scratches on darker woods like oak, walnut or mahogany. Fiddes wax will revive your polish as years of dusting furniture with a polishing cloth can fill with dust particles and this can scratch and dull the finish on the surface of your piece of antique furniture, but wax protects and revives the finish and the more wax you put on over time the better finish you can get. It is recommended to build thin layers of wax rather than thick layers as this is easier to buff off to get the best sheen. Fiddes wax provides protection to wood but it also adds depth, colour and finish to your antique furniture and it also has the benefit of having a very nice smell that will fragrance your home. We use Fiddes wax on all our antique furniture that we sell and we also supply fiddes wax available for sale here on our antiques website in different shades so we have a colour for all woods but if you are unsure of the colour, clear is the best all round furniture wax.