Butcher Block Oil

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Apr 182016
 

Howards Cutting Board Oil

Butcher Block & Salad Bowl Oil

An excellent Protective Maintenance Oil for
Wood Cutting Boards, Chopping Blocks & Salad Bowls

• Approved for contact with food
• Environmentally-friendly, non-toxic
• No dyes, perfumes or nut oils that could cause allergic reactions
• Penetrates into the wood
• Protects against drying, cracking and water damage

More Info: Care of cutting boards and natural wood bowls

Jun 222012
 

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Rockhard™ Table Top Urethane Varnish

Maximum resistance to:
• Water  • Alcohol
• Food stains  • Chemicals  • Detergents
Features:
• Hard film abrasion & mar resistant
New SATIN Sheen
• Flows well off the brush and levels to a smooth, beautiful, long-lasting finish
In our testing, the Rockhard™ Varnish  handled nicely with the natural bristled LILY Varnish/ Shellac brushes.

The new Rockhard™ Table Top (urethane fortified) Varnish was formulated to provide a hard finish that will deliver maximum resistance to water, alcohol, food stains, chemicals, detergents, and other damaging liquids. This abrasion resistant finish is ideal for use on table tops as the name Rockhard proclaims. Its toughness also makes it ideal for use on wooden chairs, benches, desks, dressers, chests of drawers, vanities, bookcases, and many more.

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Mar 032012
 

H. BEHLEN Finishing
Finishing Products Label Text

Label information from the product packages in a
Type Size You Can Read

If you wear reading glasses (I do) the type face on some small labels
is so tiny
a magnifying glass becomes necessary.
Even worse, sometimes a stain drip or sticky fingerprint obscures
the application information, drying times, or other important label text
& some information is too extensive to fit on the product label.

These frustrations gave birth to our  BEHLEN Label Text & Data Pages

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Antiquax Furniture Wax

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Jan 062012
 

Wax Care & Protection for wood finishes

BROWN Wax Now available in a 250ml Tin
information  &  pricing

One of our favored waxes for wood furniture is a classic
Beeswax and Carnauba formula. Antiquax from England,
a traditional ‘Paste Wax Polish’, is an excellent example.

Early furniture finishes, applied by hand or pad, were expensive to complete.
Paste wax was found the best means to maintain finish integrity and provide long-term protection.

The English know that the best protection for wood finishes is a maintained layer of “wax polish” that will absorb abrasions, repel dust and protect against humidity.
A good Furniture wax (applied sparingly) is easy to apply and buffs to a warm glow with ease.

Antiquax Fine Furniture Wax Polish was originally formulated in the early 1900’s, by master woodworker Mr. Elliott of London for protection of his furniture finishes. In 1922 he approached Partridge Fine Arts, an antiques gallery in New Bond Street, London and asked them to sell it for him. The Original Antiquax Paste Wax Polish formula is manufactured today in Manchester, England. Antiquax is used by, museums, fine furniture collectors, estates, and furniture crafters around the globe.

Antiquax Wax should NOT be used on floors.
The formulation, ideal for furniture finish protection,
is too slippery to be safe as a floor wax. For floors, use a Non-Slip Floor Wax.

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Waxing Furniture

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Jan 012012
 

Waxing Furniture & Fine Wood Finishes

Apply Sparingly – a little wax goes a long way!

For all wax polishing, wait until all the solvent evaporates prior to buffing.
Paste Waxes differ in composition; some blends require longer times for the solvent,
that makes for the ease of wax application, to evaporate.

It is important to apply all paste waxes sparingly, in a THIN EVEN coat.
This will assure even drying and yield an even sheen result when buffing
(a thicker area of wax will dry slower, and those areas will not buff
to as high a sheen).

If you buff too soon, the buffing is just pushing soft (uncured) wax around.
I usually wait (to allow the solvent to evaporate) on furniture makers waxes for an hour & up to 4 hours before buffing.
Use a Soft 100% cotton cloth (free of any seams or stitching) for buffing.
Old worn out 100% cotton t-shirts, linens, diapers and well used and laundered terry cloth will work well.
The softer the buffing cloth, the higher the resulting sheen.

On older pieces of furniture, and other wood surfaces, it is important to clean the item first of any dirt, oils or accumulated grime.
Residual oils, grime and some aerosol care products left on the surface can prevent the wax from drying properly and can lead to a splotchy uneven result.
Maintain and protect the waxed surface with another thin coat of wax as needed.

A good wax layer is the best protection from moisture, dirt and abrasion.
Avoid the use of all maintenance oils & silicone containing aerosols.

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Dec 192011
 

H BEHLENPore-O-Pac  – Paste Wood Filler

To achieve a perfectly smooth Gloss finish (Piano Finish), filling the pores  in open grained woods is required. One customer described this finish as looking like a Mirror, or as smooth as a freshly frozen skating rink.

While other procedures and methods have been practiced, a Paste Wood Filler specifically designed for the process will give the most predictable result.  Pore-O-Pac will efficiently fill pores to provide a SMOOTH, FLAT ground on which to build a sealer coat and several gloss finish coats required for a classic filled, mirror smooth, Piano Finish.

See the can label instructions & application notes.
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