Each piece of furniture is finished with the greatest care using techniques that have been employed for two hundred years. Natural lacquer, French enamel and beeswax are used to create an incredible shine. The aging and the variations of the shine and textures are part of an exceptional and unique way of hand finishing.
Lacquers, varnishes, shellacs, polyurethane/polyester finishes and painted surfaces can be protected with waxes or polishes. Select the wax or polish according to the level of gloss or sheen you desire. Do not mix products as a dull film may result.
A beautiful high gloss is achieved with consecutive applications of paste wax with a lot of buffing. Paste wax is recommended, and offers the best protection for fine wood with a hard finish. Beeswax is a softer, more nourishing wax, and carnauba, a tougher, harder wax.
Satin-gloss and low-gloss finishes are best achieved and maintained by the use of cream waxes or liquid cleaning polishes which do not contain silicones. French Heritage does not recommend the use of products containing silicone as they build up on the surface and are hard to remove.