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Beeswax door fitting selection

Exterior Beeswax Maintenance

Black beeswax (which has a soft, almost dark grey appearance) looks superb adorning cottage doors. However we have had problems in the past with the longevity of such products as the steel beneath a coating of beeswax eventually rusts – this can happen much quicker in salty environments or on items with heavy use. Personally I don’t particularly like the black painted finish that you often find available nowadays. Its too shiny and rich for a really authentic look.

So we were really excited to find that one of our suppliers has recently developed ‘Exterior beeswax’ has been specially formulated from anti-corrosive beeswax. This finish has been salt tested for 480 hours, meeting grade 5 British standard.

The beeswax finish adds a matte richness to each product and has deep undertones from blue to deep red ochre. We recommend that the exterior beeswax products are periodically maintained with our maintenance wax to help protect these products enhancing their longevity. So although they are far more robust than previously, a little care is still required. Its worth bearing in mind that a little wear adds to the traditional patina and enhances it rather than detracts!

View external beeswax here.

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Posted by Sarah 8th May 2018

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