Maintaining a Finish
Despite a wide range of products, a simple waxing is best
Synopsis: There are thousands of furniture care products on the market, from wood cleaners, to dusting sprays, to oils, to waxes. And perhaps more than other group, woodworkers can be vulnerable to the advertising hype that says these products are what you need to keep your beautiful furniture looking beautiful. Finishing expert Teri Masaschi cuts through all the hype—for that’s just what it is—and tells you exactly what products will maintain the finish you worked so hard to achieve. The answer is simple: Keep it simple.
The number of furniture-care products on the market is staggering: There are liquid waxes and polishes, spray polishes, oils with color in them, dust removers with scents in them, and dozens of paste waxes. Everyone has seen, read, or heard the advertisements for these products: The wood in your house must be fed; it is drying out, and it must be…