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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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Wax for Pine Furniture

What is the best Wax for Pine Furniture?

Using wax for pine furniture will not only protect the finish but it will also improve on the colour. Pine Wax comes in many different forms from a paste to a liquid and even oil so below is the ultimate guide to what is the best wax to use. We have displayed the best from our own experience of waxing pine furniture to what we think offers the best sheen and overall finish.

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How to Lime Wood

How to Lime Wood

Below is a simple step by step guide on how to lime wood. This is especially effective on hardwoods like limed Oak furniture but can also be used on some softwoods like Pine. Originally, a Limewash was used as a liquid form whereas today it is produced using a far less messy and easy to use Liming Wax / Paste.

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Remove Cup Ring Marks

How to Remove Cup Ring Marks from Furniture

Below is a guide on how to remove cup ring marks from your furniture using traditional techniques. There are several methods you can use but these are the most effective. Cup ring marks are usually caused by spillages or damp areas under cups and vases. This causes the water or dampness to get trapped under the polished surface leaving a white haze. Cup ring marks can look very unsightly and can de-value antique furniture drastically so it is essential they are removed as quickly as possible.

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How to Strip Wood

How to strip wood

On this article, we are going to teach you how to strip wood professionally on furniture, ready for re-finishing. Firstly, you should always assess the condition of the wood on your furniture as to whether it requires fully stripping or if it will revive using our Priory Polishes Polish Reviver. We would always recommend to retain the original patina whenever possible and our Polish Reveiver is designed to do this. Stripping off old varnish and polish is an important part of the preparation process, before re-finishing, as it involves a lot of care and attention to detail. The better the preparation will result in a better finish.

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How to Ebonise Wood

How to Ebonise Wood

Ebonizing wood furniture was very popular in the late 19th Century especially during the Arts and Crafts Movement. The process to Ebonise wood was a technique used by French polishers to produce a very dark or black finish to resemble the very dark and expensive timber Ebony. Ebonizing furniture actually originated in much earlier times, seen as far back as the 16th century in Jacobean furniture.

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How to treat woodworm on furniture

How to treat woodworm on furniture

Woodworm are very small beetles that bore into your wood and if left for a long length of time can eat away at your furniture and weaken the construction. Woodworm actually starts as a larvae but once they fully mature, they turn into adult beetles that can fly and spread to other wood within your home. The adult woodworm will produce larger holes and can eat away faster. They mainly only eat softwoods such as pine, as hardwoods are too strong for them. They can eat some hard woods when the timber is damp and softer.

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