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How to Restore and Clean Antique Castors

How to Restore and Clean Antique Castors

Learn how to clean antique castors with a simple and easy method below. Old Vintage antique castors are usually extremely well built using metals like Brass, Copper or Steel but over time they can become seized, rusty and un-usable. This is because of damp, from mopping etc. and years of dirt and grease that has been collected from use.

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Silvering & Finishing Clock Dial

How to Restore and Re-Silver your Clock Dial

Priory Polishes have been supplying the Horological clock trade for many years with unique restoration products. If you have a Barometer or Clock Dial in need of restoration and re-silvering we have everything you need in one handy kit.

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Restore your Clock using Priory Polishes Clock Case Restorer

Our Clock Case Restorer has been specially formulated by Priory Polishes for the cleaning of all wooden clocks; from Grandfather clocks, Mantel, Wall and Long case clocks. It will renovate and revive the original finish and bring the patina back to life, leaving a beautiful sheen without the need of re-French polishing.

Burnishing Cream

How to use Burnishing Cream

Our Priory Polishes Burnishing Cream is designed to burnish all dull finished surfaces on modern and antique furniture. It is especially effective on newly French polished, lacquered, painted surfaces and varnishes to produce a beautiful sheen.

Polish Reviver

How to Clean and Revive Wood Furniture

Our Priory Polishes Polish Reviver has been specially formulated to restore, clean and revive finished surfaces on all furniture and woods, without the need and expense of having your item French-Polished. It will enhance the original patina to create a beautiful lustre whilst removing years of dirt, grime, some white rings, heat marks, watermarks, haze and bloom.

How to use Priory Polishes Liquid Wax

How to use Priory Polishes Liquid Wax

Our Priory Polishes Liquid Wax is very easy to use and has been developed from a traditional recipe using the highest quality blend of Waxes to nourish your wood. It helps to cover small scratches and enhances the natural beauty of the timber.

Bees Wax Finishes

How to Apply and Wax Wooden Furniture

Beeswax polishing is the oldest form of finishing and it is very simple to do. It can be used on any wooden furniture and is especially effective on antique furniture. Our Priory Polishes Finishing Wax Polish has been developed from a traditional recipe using the highest quality blended rich beeswax.

How to Restore a Black Slate Clock

How to Restore a Black Slate Clock

Priory Polishes, Slate Blacking has been specially formulated to restore and revive antique Black Slate Clocks, Black Marble Clocks, Hearths and Tiles etc.

Black Slate Clocks were originally produced in Britain to mourn the loss of Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert, Prince Consort. These lovely little antique clocks were placed on the mantle piece, but because they were above a fire, the heat made their finish become dull over time.