Category: Furniture Wax

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.

A good furniture wax has two main uses – as a wood finishing product, and as a wood rejuvenating product. Furniture wax keeps your wood furniture protected from a range of weather, usage and accidental damage, and as such should most certainly be in your arsenal of products to use, whether you are a DIY diva, or woodworker, or simply someone who wants to look after their furniture well.

This section of the site is to represent the best of the best in furniture waxes, from natural beeswax to synthetic waxes that have been created for speciality purposes. All reviews, features and even our guides are based on hours of research online and speaking to people who use furniture wax regularly.

The Best of the Best Waxes

Below we have identified some clear favorites by the nature of the jobs.

Best Finishing Wax for Chalk Paint Furniture

Minwax 78500 Regular Finishing WaxMinwax 78500 Regular Finishing Wax has over 170 positive reviews, and as a paste finishing wax is pretty well received by most reviewers.  However what makes it stand out for waxing chalk painted furniture is one review left by a shabby chic painter. The reviewer used a Tiffany blue chalk paint on which she applied Minwax dark finishing wax. She said that the there was a subtle darkening of the colour of the side table that she used the wax on, and after a day or so, the table looked a very natural finished feel without getting too shiny that other finishing waxes do. She highly recommends this wax for amateur furniture chalk painters, and really recommends the natural smoothing effect that the wax has.

Minwax Finishing Wax

Ideal for amateur chalk painters, rated best for use by over 170 reviewers.

Best Furniture Wax for Antiques

Renaissance Wax for antiques You know when a product is developed for one of the world’s biggest curators of antiques, it must be a great product.  The micro-crystalline infused Renaissance was actually the go to wax for the British Museum, having been developed specially for them. The wax is supposed to avoid discoloration due to age as well as be a stain free wax.

The two benefits promoted by the developer include being acid neutral and resistant to alcohol and water. Don’t think that Renaissance Wax is used by only the British Museum, apparently antique collections worldwide consider this wax as one of the best waxes to have in their cleaning cupboards.

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Renaissance Wax

If you are looking for the best furniture polish for antiques, dont look further than Renaissance Wax - check out all the customer reviews to see if this is the right wax for your antiques.

Best Clear Paste Waxes For Wood Furniture

If you don´t want to alter the color of your wooden furniture, you should probably aim for a clear paste wax. Clear waxes are great for starters and amateurs, and particularly great for shades of color you cant find, specially for your painted furniture, where you may not really want to applied a colored wax..

Picture Name Of Wax Reviews Ave Review URL Average price (USD)
 Minwax Regular Finishing Wax Minwax Regular Finishing Wax 179 4.5 See Reviews $12.59
 Clear Briwax Original Formula Clear Briwax Original Formula 38 4.5 See Reviews $16.95
 Fiddes & Sons Supreme Wax Polish Fiddes & Sons Supreme Wax Polish 35 4.5 See Reviews $18.75
 Dover's Clear Chalk Paint Wax Dover’s Clear Chalk Paint Wax 5 5 See Reviews $17.97
 Trewax Paste Wax, Clear Trewax Paste Wax, Clear 85 4 See Reviews $13.99
 Johnson Fine Wood Paste Wax Johnson Fine Wood Paste Wax 179 4.5 See Reviews $11.35
 Staples 212 Carnauba Paste Wax Staples 212 Carnauba Paste Wax 6 5 See Reviews $35.76
 Real Milk Paint Carnuba Wax Paste Real Milk Paint Carnuba Wax Paste 3 5 See Reviews $14.99

 

Renaissance Wax Polish – Best Wax for Almost Anything!

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Renaissance Wax Polish – Best Wax for Almost Anything!

If you are looking for a wax that was developed by a bunch of scientists for preserving some of the best antiques in the world, then you should be aware of Renaissance Wax. It was originally developed for the British Museum in England, however it has been adopted by museums, art collectors, vintage restorers, antique ...

Three BEEautiful Bees Original Beeswax Polish

Three BEEautiful Bees Original Beeswax Polish

Three BEEautiful Bees Original Beeswax Polish might be quite the mouthful but don’t let it’s quirky name fool you this is some high quality polish. And will no doubt soon find its rightful place in your cleaning supply cupboard and prove itself to be a valuable addition. It’s ideal for home and business use and ...

Clapham’s Beeswax Polish

Clapham’s Beeswax Polish

Like all those hard to acquire and replicate success stories the secret behind Clapham’s Beeswax is actually based on an old family recipe. While that might seem a little unusual at first remember that most quality things we swear by now where once based on old family recipes. And this brilliant Beeswax shows that ...

Wood Wax Touch of Beeswax Wood Preserver

Wood Wax Touch of Beeswax Wood Preserver

Sometimes cans of polish and bottles of oil just aren’t enough to get the job done are they? But thankfully there’s an easy solution to those problems if the form of this brilliant, high-quality Wood Wax Touch of Beeswax Wood Preserver. With 64 ounces per tub this amazing polish is a brilliant way to get those larger ...

Mylands Wax ( mylands paste wax ) Review

Mylands Wax ( mylands paste wax ) Review

If you are looking at a company´s history, then the longer it has been in business, the better it´s product is loved. Mylands Wax has been in existence for over 100 years and has been one of the go to paste waxes for those in the furniture restoration and conservation business, especially Antique Furniture ...

Minwax Special Dark Paste Finishing Wax Review

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Minwax Special Dark Paste Finishing Wax Review

A large number of antiquers tend to favor Annie Sloan paste wax, however the price tends to be prohibitive being so expensive. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, then you should consider Minwax Special Dark Paste Finishing Wax. Most reviewers said that that it works really well, although some note that it ...

Butcher Block Wax and Cutting Board Oil

Butcher Block Wax and Cutting Board Oil

Butcher Block Wax ( all natural butcher block wax ): Butcher Block Wax is a non-toxic, edible beeswax wood finish for use on all wooden kitchen utensils such as cutting boards, salad bowls, wooden spoons, butcher block tops, wood surfaces, etc. The best butcher block wax is a handmade all-natural beeswax formula, ...

Harrell’s Original Wax Polish ( Traditional English Wax )

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 ...

Wax Filler Sticks

Wax Filler Sticks

Wax Filler Sticks are perfect for filling nail holes, knot holes, deep scratches, cracks, gouges, poor miters, and other miner imperfections in wood and wood furniture and cabinets. The brand of choice for wax filler sticks is Liberon, which comes in carefully selected wood tones that may be blended together to create ...

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