© Reclaimed Farmhouse Tables
All great things begin at
the dinner table.
Contact: 0778 7766482 Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East
Families who eat together, stay together.
Pay particular attention to undercuts, etc. Allow to dry off for 10 minutes in household temperature and then buff to a lustrous finish using a soft, lint free cloth or a clean soft bristles brush. Afterwards you can use turpentine or hot soapy water to wash your brush.
Use a natural wax for the maintenance of furniture and most polished surfaces. Make sure the surface of the timber is clean then apply the wax with a soft rag. Buff off with another clean soft rag and you have done.
For table tops
On table tops, apply wax with the grain and then even off by wiping from end to end. Try to avoid leaving any stop and go marks. No circles. Finish off by buffing from end to end to avoiding stop and go marks. These will add to exhaustive buffing when the wax has dried.
Let the wax dry for 10-
Different wax colours
Neutral (clear in colour) can be used for general polishing on all timbers and will not darken timber, it just leaves a clear sheen.
Cedar (reddish brown in colour) for use on red coloured timbers (cedar, mahogany, etc) or to give white woods a hint of red/brown
Baltic (light -
Walnut (dark blackish brown in colour) for brown timbers, will give white wood a dirty brown colour. Use on mouldings, etc to give a dirty aged look.
If you are not sure what is right for you we are only too happy to discuss your requirements before you decide.
Looking after your table
Each finished table is a unique piece of art, reflecting the design of its period; some were hand built by artisan craftsmen and crafted to the highest levels. If you are lucky to take possession of one of these reclaimed tables, you are going to be the caretaker of it for while and with the duty to look after it properly before passing it on to the next caretaker.
If you have a thick build up of wax or oil, etc on the surface of your furniture this is best removed first before you apply any new wax covering. You can remove a buildup of old wax with a proprietary brand of wax and polish remover. Apply with a cheesecloth or #0000 grade steel wool. Try to avoid allowing the product to drip or run along edges or other surfaces. If this happens simply wipe dry as it happens, or clean this area as well.
Apply the proprietary brand of wax and polish remover in the direction of the wood
grain, allow to stand for a few minutes to loosen grime and old wax build up. Wipe
clean with soft cotton cloth. Allow 24 hours for the treated surface to dry completely
Typically oil finishes will water stain readily, as will just wax.
For architectural wood carving
Apply wax in moderation. If applying wax to decorative work then apply it with a soft bristled brush (use only uncoloured, natural bristle brushes as brushes with black or coloured bristles will transfer the colour on to the wood).