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Wax for a wooden table

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MrsPaddington Tue 11-Feb-14 17:15:56

We have inherited a wooden table which needs re waxing.

Any ideas?
I've seen an Annie Sloane Soft wax which looks pretty good for £8.85.

I know nothing about this kind of thing but I need to get this table water proofed!

MrsPaddington Tue 11-Feb-14 17:16:14

It's a kitchen table if that makes any difference?

SewCrafty Tue 11-Feb-14 22:23:44

I've always used Antiquax which has a clear matt cover. My mum always used Briwax. Is it pine? Or Oak? If the latter I've used an oil instead.

amazonianwoman Tue 11-Feb-14 22:27:32

Briwax is great on furniture but it isn't waterproof - water marks will show up easily.

Osmo do some excellent oils & waxes which are much better for tables - have a look at the website.

Varnish will provide better waterproofing but I've never used a matt one before (I don't like shiny or satin finishes!)

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