Pate Dugay Wax ( restoration paste wax ):
Pate Dugay Wax is a mild furniture restoration paste wax for waxing furniture and antiques. It will enhance the patina of antiques without harming the wood finish. Pate Dugay Wax is a French furniture wax that is considered by many European craftsman to be the ideal paste wax for waxing antiques. Because of the unique furniture restoration qualities; formula viscosity and wood tones offered, Pate Dugay furniture wax has become a standard paste wax for many antique restoration shops around the world. Pate Dugay produces a semi-gloss wax finish.
How To Apply Pate Dugay Wax:
Waxing furniture with Pate Dugay is easy, simply apply with a soft cloth, No. 5 Extra Fine Steel Wool or natural fiber brush. Using a brush is particularly helpful when applying Pate Dugay to furniture moldings, carvings or any wood details. If necessary, remove old wax and polishes with furniture Wax & Polish Remover prior to waxing. Revive tired and dull wood finishes with Burnishing Polish. Apply Pate Dugay evenly and allow wax to dry for at least 1 hour. Once that the wax has dried, buff the wood surface using a soft cotton cloth and/or a wax polishing brush. If the wood surface is flat, a soft cotton cloth will suffice. However, if the surface has more of an open grain or texture, it may be helpful to use a terry cloth rag, as this will help polish indentations, cracks and crevices. We recommend applying two coats of wax. Additional coats of Pate Dugay should be applied as needed.
Wax, Waxing Furniture & 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. Waxing 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, waxing is not a protective finish, per-say, but a barrier coat that will allow you a little more time to clean up a spill. Waxing furniture 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. Waxing furniture provides protection but also adds depth to wood and imparts an overall healthier look to furniture as well as adding scent to a room. Waxing furniture and properly maintaining the paste wax finish, will leave a very stable material. Click link below to read more about waxing furniture...