A wax finish has a unique look and feel to other finishes and can make a piece of furniture or other wood look and feel like it's worth much more. It can be re-waxed as many times as you like and buffed until the required sheen level is obtained or indeed left un-buffed if a more natural low sheen look is preferred.
Yes. Wax can be applied over almost any other wood finish including stain, oil, varnish and paint. Although we do always recommend a test area to ensure that you are happy with the result.
A great alternative to clear waxes are a group of products that fall in to the 'hard wax oil' category. These products are made from a blend of waxes, oils, resins and solvents to produce a product that is extremely tough and durable, perfect for high wear areas such as wooden doors, floors and furniture. Examples of clear hard wax oils include Fiddes Hard Wax Oil and Osmo Polyx Oil. The main difference between waxes and a hard wax oils is that the oils penetrate in to the surface of the wood grain giving a slightly, almost damp like appearance to the wood. Hard wax oils also enhance and draw out the natural colour of the grain more than a wax. Another alternative is clear varnishes.