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Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish

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Fiddes wood wax polish contains only the finest Beeswax, Carnuba Wax and Candelilla Wax making it the ideal choice for restoring the character and sheen of furniture and wooden surfaces.

Easy to apply with a sponge, cloth or brush and ideal for difficult moulded areas or flat surfaces including flooring and furniture. Medium coats dry within 10 minutes. Toluene Free.

Please note: Fiddes call their Clear wax 'Light'.

Overview

Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish nourishes, protects and offers a lasting depth of sheen which enhances the natural beauty of any real wood surface.

This Wax Polish can in general be applied to most other wood finishes including water stain, solvent stain, French polish, varnishes, lacquers and oils. It can be applied to bare wood as a wax finish in its own right. Supreme Wax Polish will revive old or tired looking wooden areas and is suitable for use on all interior wood such as furniture, floors, skirting and dado rails etc.

Preparation

Sand the wooden surface with a medium sandpaper of around 120 grit, through to a medium / fine grit of 180 to 220 grit. Sand in the direction of the grain where possible, ensuring the removal of any residual glue and blemishes from the surface of the wood prior to the application of the Supreme Wax Polish. Take care to remove all traces of sanding dust from the area to be waxed. A coat of Manns Shellac Sanding Sealer can be used on open grained woods prior to application.

Application

All untreated surfaces need to be clean and dry before application

Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish can be applied with a clean cloth such as stockinette, although most cloths such as T-Shirt or old bed sheeting will suffice. Wax Polish can also be applied with grade 0000 wire wool, which smooths the surface of the wood whilst waxing it at the same time. To achieve a deep lustre, buff the waxed surface with a clean, coarse cloth such as stockinette.

To get the best results, apply sparingly working on small areas at a time. Leave the wax polish for around 10 minutes before buffing with stockinette cloth or a drill buffing brush to achieve a shiny finish.

Buffing by hand requires some work to achieve a high sheen level whereas a drill buffing brush makes the process quicker and easier. If using a drill buffing brush it's important to let the bristles do the work. If you push down on the bristles they will start to soften and remove the wax from the surface of the wood.

Maintenance

When maintaining pre-waxed wood it is advisable to use a clear wax (Fiddes call their clear one: 'Light'), coloured waxes are best used for repairing fine scratches, for example when a lighter shade is showing through or they are used to change the colour of wood when the initial finishing process is done.

Additional coats offer an improved patina and overall durability and although not essential fresh wax coats can be applied annually. The coloured waxes offer greater depth.

Drying Time

Drying times may vary depending on room temperature, humidity and the type of wood being waxed. Recommended drying time for a thin coat of Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish is around 5 minutes with thicker coats taking up to 15 minutes.

Storage

Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish has a shelf life of around 2 years and is ideally stored in an air tight container at normal room temperature. Any wax exposed to very hot or freezing temperatures should be discarded.

Caution

  • Flammable: Contains White Spirit.
  • Keep away from sources of ignition: No Smoking.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
  • Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
  • Storage: Keep container tightly closed and store in a well-ventilated area.

Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 96 reviews.

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Terry Walker
29/08/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
First time ive bought this and really pleased.
Nice polish easy to apply and buffed to deep warm finish.
KATHRYN GREGG
07/08/14

 400ml, Stripped Pine
Excellent
Excellent service. Excellent delivery arrived next day. Delighted with the product. Would recommend to friends. First time we have used a wax polish.
James Elgin
22/07/14

 5L, Antique Brown
Super finish and very easy to apply
I have used this product for many years and rate it as one of the best wax polishes on the market. Highly recommended with Wood Finishes Direct being an excellent supplier on price and delivery.
S Hickmott
15/07/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Great wax, easy to apply and buff.
This is a great range of waxes,easy to apply and buff to a shine. although this tin was brought to apply to the cast iron surfaces of my machines (planer etc) gives good slip and protection to these to, bonus!
Jane Coulter
30/05/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Excellent for sealing chalk painted furniture etc
I telephoned wood finishes direct to ask their advice about this product, I needed something to seal a chalk painted kitchen cupboard, this worked perfectly
David Whitfield
09/05/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Simple to apply and buff up to a nice shine. Very good product
An easily applied polish which buffs to a nice shine with ease. I have a new oak floor in my living room and this product has really brought out the grain in the wood lovely. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
Kay Harrison
12/04/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Parquet floor looked almost new again
Used this on damaged and worn parquet floor and the result was very good - looked almost new again
David Carpenter
21/02/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Easy to apply excellent finish
I used this product after finishing oil. It is soft and easy to apply leaving a very pleasing shine and feel.
Louise Courtney
31/01/14

 5L, Jacobean
Good value, but not suitable for my needs
I found this quite difficult to use, and drying times between coats are not as quick as quoted.
Our feedback:-
The consistency of wax polishes varies enormously according to temperature. Above 22 degrees this one can be like a thick custard consistency and below about 8 degrees can be like shoe polish.

To make the wax soft it's better to stir it than to heat it as heat can make the solvent evaporate which makes the wax even thicker when it cools. (Also, of course, solvent products mustn't be heated for health and safety reasons.)

The drying times certainly vary but shouldn't be longer than 30 minutes maximum.
Atelier Autêntico
30/01/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Good multi-purpose wax, soft texture, easy to apply
I have been using Fiddes waxes for years. They are good multi-purpose waxes and good value for money. My only gripe sometimes is, particularly when it is hot in the summer, is the consistency. Even in cold weather, it is very soft so you get a lot of wax on your brush. This becomes worse when it is hot and can lead to using too much wax, when it's not necessary.
Barbara Walsh
28/01/14

 400ml, Light - Clear
Lovely smell - not too strong; easy to apply; gorgeous finish.
Just waxed an old Victorian pine chest of drawers which we inherited in a terrible state and have since had stripped. The chest now looks stunning in our old cottage and I find I can't stop waxing things - doors, chairs, even our antique pine kitchen!
I WILKINSON
26/12/13

 400ml, Jacobean
Fantastic product
Best polish I've used, I did the oak table, oak framed sofa and chairs before hubby got in, as soon as he entered the room he noticed the difference he could not believe this was result of one polishing.The finish is lovely with a warm glow that happens when the wood is cherished.
Peter Newby
24/12/13

 400ml, Jacobean
An excellent product simple to use and gives good results.
Very easy to apply I darkened the wood first with a water based dye followed by several coats of the Fiddes wax polish which with lambs wool mop in an electric drill buffed up to a nice finish.
Bob Huskinson
02/12/13

 5L, Antique Brown
Nice Wax Polish, easy to apply.
I was happy with the delivery and price for the product from Wood Finishes direct. Another company let me down, as they did not have stock control on their web-site, so called me back to say it was out of stock and there would be a delay of one week before delivery. The price direct from the manufacturers was a fair bit more! Would Buy from this company again Thanks Bob
Patricia Mason
25/11/13

 400ml, Light - Clear
This product did what it said it would.
Fiddes wax goes on very easily and buffs to a lovely soft shine, I am very pleased with it.
Jesse Laity
19/11/13

 5L, Light - Clear
Fab, but rub in well and read instructions of course.
Great product, just very simple to use and protects wood such as doors, skirting, architrave easily without changing colour. Just rub in well!
Allan Salkeld
17/10/13

 400ml, Antique Brown
Used this before excellent
Had water leak over dark oak table, so I sanded it gave it one coat of wood dye then about four applications of Fiddes which resulted in an excellent professional finish even though I say so myself!! Be patient it was a bit laborious between polishes I used car orbital polisher to finish it off.
Anne Williams
09/10/13

 400ml, Light - Clear
Excellent product, easy to apply, quick drying and easy to buff off
I decided to try Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish on my Ercol furniture. It was easy to apply, worked into the wood and dried quickly. Unlike some other waxes I've tried it was also easy to buff off, leaving a beautiful soft sheen. The sheen can be built up by adding further coats.
VK
27/08/13

 400ml, Jacobean
Works fine on dark wood
I bought this don't know how many year old Indian Maharani 8 seater dining table/wine rack/book shelf/corner shelf from a private owner. IT was in decent shape however needed a bit of shine to make it look new. That is when I decided to get this polish and see if it does its job. Outcome is exactly what I expected and pleased with it.
Jacqueline Jeavons-Fellows
21/08/13

 5L, Stripped Pine
Very good at feeding the wood leaving brilliant shine
It proved to be of value in looking after old wood.and bringing back colour to faded pieces.


Fiddes
2
coats
10m²
per litre
10 mins
dry time
  • Soft mixture
  • Buff to a shine
  • Toluene free

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