if you are looking for the beauty of your wood product to shine through use Ronseal Brushing Wax, its give the wood as lovely colour/sheen without covering the natual grain. Such an easy product to use!
I was not sure whether this brushing wax would work on my project of painting an old garden chair with chalk paint and then using Ronseal Brushing Wax over it. It worked a treat. I am really pleased with the result. It was to easy to use and very good finish,
Easy to work with and a lovely smell. Load the brush up quite well but don't overdo it and follow the grain of the wood.. Don't leave the wax to set, that makes hard work of buffing.Keep changing the cloth whilst buffing up, otherwise it just spreads the wax around. Even though it's not a solvent based product cleaning the brush takes time.Get rid of as much of the wax as possible back into the tin. Then use plenty of warm water from the tap and washing up liquid directly on to the bristles seem to be the way to go.The only thing I didn't like was if you have planed the edge of the door for any reason, and the wood is a slightly different shade, it won't colour it. Apart from that I thought it was great.
Ronseal brushing wax, was a quick, easy to use product. Simply brush it on and 20 minutes later buff it off with a dry cloth. There was no mess and my skirting boards looked great when I had applied two coats. I used 'natural' which left the skirting looking natural but with a nice sheen (not too shiny). Would definitely use this product again.
I'd used antique wax - hard, brownish stuff - in the past on old wood, which you apply with a cloth and then rub like crazy. With some trepidation, I used this on brand new bookshelves installed by a joiner, and was very pleased. Dead easy to apply, with a brush. But, yes, you do have to polish hard. Having said that, I now have a sander, and I think you can attach pads for buffing, which would have been v handy. The satiny feel of the wood in the end though was worth the effort - very pleasing.