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Re: recommendation for product for wood furniture

Jonz, thanks for the advice and I have noted down the products you have recommended;

When it stops chucking it down for 5 minutes, I will go down to the sous sol, clamber over the car, the lawn mowers, the packages of bedding,  and everything else and get to the piece concerned and take a photo.

I wasn't the least concerned about the damage as such.  It is just on the end of one of the arm rests of the settee.  I examined all the other pieces and there were no other marks at all, not even scratch ones.  It's curious why it should be just the one "worn off" bit.  I was just going to polish it up and leave it as I shall certainly not be looking at it and being bugged by it.

But, you know what, since you have been telling me all the stuff you have, I am beginning to see the spot get wider and longer and more noticeable.........all your fault; lordy, keep experts and perfectionists away from me, please!

I thought beech or oak to begin with, finished off in light oak colour, but I can see from the bit where the colour has been removed, that it is most probably oak, got the right colour and grain.  I can perhaps get a confirmation from the manufacturer as the pieces are marked with a serial number.

More later and thanks againSmile [:)]

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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Re: recommendation for product for wood furniture

You are very welcome. I've been called an artist before, but always when I have a glass in my hand Beer [B], but a perfectionist?

That's a first Woot! [:-))]Confused [8-)]

A serial number??? Obviously one of Ikeas Woot! [:-))]

This is the stuff that I use. You can get it in smaller tins too. If you have a look at Amazon.fr there's loads of the different ones on there. I have no idea what they are like becuase I only need the one. It does our garden furniture too.

John.

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Thanks again, Jonz, now I know what to look for.  Haven't poked my nose out of doors as yet, it's the heaviest rain we have ever seen for yonks, coming off the gutters like spouts.  Knew we should have added gargoyles or even some hopper heads!

Will try ALBF's cire en pate as I have ordered that already and then I'll look at the finished result.  Hey, I'm not into perfectionism like some on here........duh!

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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OK, back to tell you what I have found and special thanks again to ALBF and, of course, to the knowledgeable Jonz.

Had a thorough look at the affected settee arm and found a light coloured polish (lacquer?) on the original wood.  First of all, rubbed down lightly and then used the hard wax oil recommended by Jonz.  After the bit dried (about 24 hours), the colour was a perfect match of the original.

Then, a small bit out of sight on the back with the Black Bison recommended by ALBF and, although, I have not yet buffed it, it looked super beautiful.  It's darkened the wood very slightly but given it a subtle "shine" though I really need a word that is a bit more subdued than "shine" but can't think what the word is.

Can't wait to spend a couple of hours doing the rest of the settee and looking at the overall effect.

There.........it's only right that I come back and report so that others might benefit (oops, all smileys gone into a black hole!)

 

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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Sheen.
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"sheen"! Of course!

It's not fair, now you have remembered more English than I have!  As ALBF keeps reminding me, I live in Dordogne heaven swarming with Brits so must go find some to practise English with.

Now if someone can explain to me how I get my smileys and frownies back, I shall be a happy bunny!

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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As the lifts say in 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' Mint

"Glad to be of service"

John.

Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else.
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