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Danish Oil

What is the best Danish Oil for Wood?

Danish Oil is one of the best finishes you can apply onto Oak or Pine to create a water resistant finish with a natural satin sheen. Danish Oil soaks and absorbs deep into the timber and this offers really good long term protection whilst also nourishing and feeding the wood.

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How to colour Metal

How to Colour Metal

There is a simple solution to colour metal by using an antiquing fluid to create an antique patina finish. It is used for ageing metal quickly and works on Brass, Copper, Bronze, Mild Steel and most ferrous materials. Priory Polishes have developed a metal antiquing patination fluid in two shades, either a Black or a Brown. It is a tourmaline fluid that works by etching the colour onto the metal in the same way as a black oxide coating. It is used to create a metal patina with ease so is ideal if you are trying to create an aged effect. Have a look at this video on how easy and quickly you can create an antique metal finish.

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Stone Floor Care Guide

Stone Floor Care Guide

How do you know what the best products are for stone floor care? Stone floors must be cared for and cleaned correctly for maintenance, so the below charts and information will offer some guidance for product selection. This will offer you a guide in sealing and finishing natural stone to offer the best shine and colour.

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Antique Wax

What is the best Antique Wax?

Antique wax has been around for centuries, and there are many varieties that are still in use today. Some people prefer natural waxes, while others prefer synthetic ones. The type of wax used on an object will affect its appearance and durability. As an antique restorer for over 20 years, I have tried and tested them all and below is, in my opinion the best antique wax available in the marketplace today.

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How to clean metal

How to Clean Metal

There are many different products on the market used to clean metal which can offer various results and only work specific metals. Priory polishes have been making cleaning products to restore metal and wood for over 20 years and we have an amazing solution for cleaning all types of metals unlike other brands. Priory polishes metal cleaner works on Brass, Copper, Bronze, Gold, Silver, platinum and most precious metals. This is ideal for use on Jewellery, antique pieces and much more as it is so easy to use. It removes all dirt, grease and tarnish with ease and restores the metal to its original lustre. Below are some helpful guides on how to use the products on each metal with videos.

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Furniture Spray Polish

What is the Best Furniture Spray Polish?

Furniture Spray Polish comes in many different forms and by lots of different brands but how do you know what is the best for your furniture? This type of furniture polish comes in the aerosol tin so is easy to apply and use. Many more well known brands at the supermarket can come with silicone within the ingredients. This can actually damage the finish over time as silicone can cause a sticky finish and attract dust. Here is the full guide to the top 5 best furniture spray polish in the UK, tried and tested by ourselves.

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Wood Oil

The Ultimate Guide to Wood Oil

When choosing wood oil, it is difficult to know what is best and what is the most suitable for your project. Below we have the ultimate guide to the different wood oils and what will be the best option for your wood.

Wood oil treatment creates a finish on wood and can come in a variety of colours. It can be used for interior and exterior use to create a lovely shine and enhance the natural grain of the wood. Wood oil works by soaking deep into the timber to create a barrier and sealant that offers protection.

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Linseed Oil

What is Linseed Oil Used for?

Linseed oil comes from the seed of the flax plant and comes in two different forms, as Raw or Boiled. It is a very traditional finish, used for hundreds of years and still very popular for treating and finishing wood. Linseed oil is used to protect and maintain interior and exterior woods, concrete and is also one of the main ingredients in many paints and varnishes. It is a natural oil so not as bad for the environment as many other solvent based finishes and has a variety of uses from a furniture finish to treating wooden floors.

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