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Blog entry by majeagle1 posted 1225 days ago 1460 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just curious…..there are so many opinions out there regarding how to care for your project when it is finished in Danish Oil and then Waxed….

More wax? Furniture Polish? Cleaner then Wax?

What do you guys and gals out there use and why?

I usually just re-wax with more of the same that I normally use, but not everyone has that available…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 1225 days ago

I haven’t been using DO long enough to have to touch-up.. but everything I’ve seen says more wax. Obviously, you can’t lay down more oil over the wax, so you’d have to get the wax off to do that.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 1224 days ago

I’m in the same boat as Dan. My stuff really hasn’t been around long enough to see what I really need to do to keep things pristine. Now my favorite go to when it comes to the wax is Renaissance Wax. I did a ton of reading up and from what all I read it holds up very well. Its a little more of a pain to work with, but I like to think long term for my work. Crossing fingers I picked the right path…lol

Im really interested in hearing what others have to say though… Good question Gene….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 1224 days ago

Whatever you do don’t use furniture polish, especially the spray on stuff, its full of all sorts of crud. Either wax if there is little ingrained dirt/dust or, if there is, cut back with Methylated Spirits (denatured alcohol) and re-oil and wax.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 1224 days ago

Yes, that spray on crap is evil!! Wax on wax or cut back if dirty as Martyn said. Doesn’t have to be the same brand of wax, as long as it is more or less the same kind.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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