How to maintain a waxed furniture

Mathieu Beaulieu · Customer Service · Jun 27, 2013, 15:11 · Last edit: Jun 27, 2013, 16:24

Here’s some advice to remember when we want to maintain a waxed furniture.

  • Always dust off carefully the furniture before cleaning.
  • Always pour the wax on the cotton rag rather than directly on the furniture.
  • Always rub the furniture in the direction of the wood grain.
  • Never use a damp rag.
  • Remove wax regularly the furniture by removing the successive coats of wax.

When the furniture requires a basic maintenance, dust off and wipe any fingerprint marks using a dry non-abrasive rag (cotton or wool). Do not use a wet rag, the wax would rapidly be marked by water. On the other side, it’s possible to use a slightly damp rag followed by a dry one. Never leave humidity on the wax.
If the furniture has water stains, use a steel wool # 000000 and slightly rub the stains.

When the furniture has been waxed too often, it becomes slightly sticky to the touch. You need to clean it well. To do so, use some Citrus Thinner or some Turpentine with a steel wool # 00. You can also use a commercial wax remover. If the furniture has been sealed with some shellac or tinted with a stain, these solvents will not affect the undercoats. On the other side, if a colored wax was used, the coloration will be reduced.

After complete wax removing, it is necessary to wax the furniture again. In this case, use a quality wax, either natural or colored.

Once per year, wax the furniture. Apply two to three thin coat of wax, let dry two to three hours between every coat. After the last coat, wait 24 hours before polishing with a brush. Finish by polishing the wax using a wool rag.


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