I’m trying to figure out an easy way to take care of my projects. More specifically for customers who buy my products may want to know how to take care of the product once they have it. I make small boxes and furniture, like night stands, coffee tables, etc…,
I do not make cutting boards or food related products.
I finish my products using traditional methods using oils, such as Boiled linseed oil, tung oil, and more recently Hemp oil.
And iv’e thought about actually making a beeswax recipe, such as the beeswax/linseed/turpentine mixture, or the beeswax/mineral oil mixture. Placing it in small wide mouth 1/2 pint canning jars and selling it in conjunction with my projects. Being food safe is not my primary concern as far as the beeswax goes.
I have not made, or have any experience in beeswax polishes like these.
If my finish is not glossy, and is a nice satin finish, would these beeswax recipes be a good choice?
Would the beeswax polish add a gloss sheen to the project ?
How often would the customer apply the beeswax mixture to maintain general upkeep of the product ?
How long is the shelf life on these mixtures?
Any other advice on what i can tell the customer to use to protect their furniture?
Which mixture would be better in terms of just general care vs adding any type of gloss sheen?
Is there another cheap way of maintaining the furniture, instead of beeswax?