Because we leave our furniture to look as natural as possible it means that from time to time is needs a little TLC. Depending on how often it is used, most Myakka furniture needs waxing every 6 months to maintain the deep lustre of the wood and to feed the timber. The spring clean is the perfect time to treat your furniture to a wax, below are some easy steps to follow to ensure your furniture looks its best.
We recommend you use Mylands Wax which is a traditional natural bees wax polish that will feed the food and give is a lovely lustre. If you have any of our Sheesham or Mango wood furniture (Mallani, Hathi, Chandra, Thakat, Orissa) we recommend you use Mylands Antique mahogany wax which has a slight colour to it which keeps the colour of the furniture rich. If you have Monkey Pod and Acacia Wood furniture (Surin and Khimsar) we recommend using Mylands Wax without the colour in which will feed the wood but not affect the colour.
To get the best finish from your wax follow these easy steps
- Apply the wax with a soft cloth in a circular motion
- Make sure that there is enough wax on the wood but not too much that it leaves streaks – this is really important
- Leave the wax for 20 to 30 minutes so it hardens off
- Finally buff off - first with a shoe brush going with the grain and then with a soft cloth again going with the grain
To get into hard to reach places like in the elephant carvings – use an inch thick disposable paint brush and cut the bristle length down by about a third, this makes the bristle stiffer and easier to use. Then you can apply the wax into hard to reach places with the cut off brush.
We don’t recommend you use too many silicone based spray polishes as these can block the wood and stop it from breathing. However spray polishes can be used infrequently to remove dust from the surface of your furniture. Simply spray onto a soft cloth first and then use to remove dust, do not spray onto the furniture itself.
Because Myakka furniture isn’t sealed, simply waxed, it is a common problem for the surface of the furniture to get damaged by hot and wet things such as a mug of tea. We recommend you always use coasters but if accidents do happen, it isn’t the end of the world – they are simple to remove. We have a video showing how to remove ring marks, to watch simply click here.
Our friendly Customer Service Team have all the information you need if you have any questions about looking after your furniture so please do give them a call if you have any questions on 0845 460 3122 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.