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Beeswax polish – how to apply it to your furniture correctly

Solid hardwood furniture such as oak, teak, sheesham or mango should receive regular treatment with a quality finishing product at least three to four times a year to keep the wood in top condition. Unfinished wood can easily crack or split and is prone to staining from moisture or spills. We recommend beeswax polish. Try […]

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Beeswax – a short history

We are often asked where wax comes from? Well, there are many types of waxes. Beeswax has been around for a while. There are many mentions of beeswax in historic writing such as the myth where Icarus son of Daedalus put on wings of wax and as he flew too close to the sun, it […]

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Restoring antique furniture – a primer

Antique furniture can carry significant value for its owner. The television show ‘Antiques Roadshow’ has taught us that seemingly worthless pieces of furniture can actually hold much more than just memories. It has also taught us that a bad refurnishing or restoration job can diminish its value. With the exception of century-old pieces, for which […]

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Best tips to look after your expensive wood furniture

There is no doubt that the best way to look after your furniture is cherishing it. Solid wood furniture can be very expensive, so we have to make sure that we take good care of it, enhance its beauty and make it last a lifetime. Looking after your furniture properly and preventing any harm is the […]

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Caring for antique wooden furniture

Antiques are valuable investments that should be treated with care. While amateur collectors spend a great deal of time researching particular names, pieces and designs, learning about preventative measures is equally important. There are so many types of antiques, a different method of care is best-suited to each, allowing owners to maintain as much value […]

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Hardwood floor cleaning – the basics

Hardwood floors have always been a favourite choice among homeowners for many years and its appeal hasn’t diminished at all. It can be very classy whether inside the home or office. Despite the expense involved in installing this type of flooring, it has the significant durability and overall look to offset the costs when done […]

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User Story – How to clean glass shower doors

We recently received the following lovely letter from Mrs Nancy Smith in Napier . . . Dear Sir/Madam, On reading the information on the bottle of CO Polishing Oil, it states cleans mirrors and glass amongst others. Well, I discovered that by rubbing the polishing oil onto the inside of the shower panes and lightly […]

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User Story – CO Polishing Oil saves the day

“I have been meaning for years to write and tell you what a fantastic product your Original Polishing Oil is. I first came across it when we had an accident with a vase of flowers that our cat tipped over while we were out at work. The water dripped onto our wooden floor drying to […]

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