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wax finish problem

Posted by Henry in MI on March 30th, 2003 08:45 PM
In reply to Cherry Wood Finishing Problem by Suzanne on March 30th, 2003 07:41 PM [Go to top of thread]

Suzanne, in reality, your finish is probably nothing more than the wax and a solvent in the lemon oil. The wax CAN have good protection against water but not much against abrasion. Other waxes are better but you probably do have a reasonable start. I suggest that you apply a paste wax finish with Johnson's Wax every so often. With the amount of use your table gets, it may be necessary to do this one a week for a couple of weeks, and then maybe once a month. Other products like Pledge will have silicones in them that will create worse problems.

At this point, it will not be possible to apply a film finish and stand much chance of it lasting. Sorry.

Henry in MI

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