Harrell's Original Wax Polish ( Traditional English Wax ):
Harrell's Original Wax Polish is a traditional English paste wax recipe using pure beeswax. Harrell's Wax Polish is still handmade and hand poured in their London factory. This particular wax blend, Harrell's (Original) Wax Polish, is their best quality hard paste wax and produces a beautiful long lasting gloss wax finish. Harrell's Wax is very durable, easy to apply, buff and has excellent finger mark resistance, making it the ideal choice for table tops. These qualities have made Harrell's Original Wax Polish one of the most desirable "maintenance" paste waxes for the care of antiques and fine furniture around the world. Although this wax polish is used with pleasure on all wood surfaces, it has become recognized as the premier paste wax polishes for table tops. To produce a semi-gloss wax finish, buff Harrell's Original Wax Polish [lightly] with a soft cloth or furniture brush. You may also consider using Harrell's Jecowax, a softer wax blend, producing a semi-gloss wax finish. Harrell's Wax Polishes have been made to the highest standard for over 75 years.
About Harrell's Wax Polish:
Harrell's Wax Polish is regarded by many furniture restorers as probably the best furniture paste wax polish for the care and protection of antique and fine furniture. Harrell's Wax Polish naturally retains the patina and enhances the beauty of the wood surface. Harrell's Wax is an original recipe, a secret blend of pure beeswax and other natural waxes that gives their wax polish a unique feel and luster unrivaled by other paste wax brands. Harrell's Paste Wax Polishes have been manufactured by W.S. Jenkins & Co Ltd in their London factory since 1931. Harrell's is a family run business, putting the success and reputation it enjoys today down to its sourcing of the finest raw materials, traditional methods and inherited expertise. Harrell's Paste Waxes are used by many conservators of period buildings, including 'The National Trust' who use it for the conservation of their historic houses and castles and on their collection of antique furniture, possibly the largest collection in the world.
Furniture Wax & Caring for Wood Furniture:
For centuries, wax has been recognized for its natural protective qualities. Used throughout history by craftsmen, wax provides surface protection and enhances the inherent beauty of wood. Furniture wax should never be considered a protective finish, but rather as a protective barrier, providing added wax protection to a finish or substrate from such things as moisture, dust and airborne pollutants. We have all seen water bead up on the hood of a car. Wax on furniture does the same thing. However, if water is left to stand on a waxed surface, it will eventually penetrate the wax and possibly affect the finish and wood. Remember, wax is not a protective finish but a barrier coat that will allow you a little more time to clean up a spill. Wax also provides scratch resistance and protection from dust, in that it creates a barrier between the finish and the dust cloth. As you dust, the cloth is charged with dust particles, which can scratch and dull the finish. This will eventually obscure the natural beauty of the wood. Furniture wax provides protection but also adds depth to wood and imparts an overall healthier look to furniture as well as adding scent to a room. Wax is a very stable material and if properly maintained, will protect a finish indefinitely.