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Beeswax products

Beeswax Maintenance

How to care for your beeswax products.

A traditional authentic finish particularly suitable for cottages and country houses. Many of our products such as the beaten cabinet knobs and thumb latches have been applied with this finish. We refer to them as being ‘black’ but infact, whilst dark in colour with an uneven wax finish, the forging of these products creates deep red ochres and blues in the steel. To keep your product looking it’s best and preserve the finish it has been given a beeswax coating. Not only does the wax give the product a subtle matt richness to the colour of the metal it also protects it.

We recommend that you apply pure beeswax to these products from time to time to help maintain the appearance and keep up the protection against corrosion. Only suitable for internal use – outdoors or in places exposed to moisture the product will rust.

Should light surface rust appear (if used in a bathroom or a damp environment) we recommend a light rub with 00 grade wire wool and after the rust is removed apply pure beeswax to protect the product. Sometimes the product will appear to have a white bloom to the finish, all you need to do is buff with a soft cotton cloth to remove the white appearance and restore the subtle matt richness the beeswax creates.

Don’t use outside.
Do buff with a clean soft cloth
Do apply pure beeswax from time to time to build up protection and maintain a traditional finish.
You can view our beeswax products by clicking here.

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Posted by Sarah 26th January 2016

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