Clapham's Beeswax Polish

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This is a museum-quality polish based on an old family recipe from England. It is easy to use and gives a delightful shine on wood, stone and marble. Apply a little with a cotton cloth. Use the polish sparingly; apply it very thinly over the surface. Wait for about 5 minutes, and buff lightly with a pad of cotton cloth to bring out the shine. An old bed sheet works best. If the wood is dry, try a second application. Or if it is really dry, try a third one. Re-apply from time to time.

Ingredients: It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and deodorized mineral spirit solvent. Deodorized mineral spirit solvent is used because it contains no aromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogens.

This wax is very popular in the film making industry. Painters love it. They have found that they can add all kinds of pigments and fillers to the polish, for an extraordinary range of applications. They added a metallic powder to finish the casino safe in A Thousand Miles To Graceland. It was made of plywood, but you'd never know. Battlestar Galactica used the polish in a broad range of applications, from space fighter aircraft, to the sorry-looking crew accommodations on a derelict space freighter. The largest single application was in Snow Falling On Cedars, which featured a full-sized, wood-panelled court house. It took 40 pails of polish, and looked like a million bucks. On a technical note, painters also like the polish because it only takes a few moments to dull down glare in the lens of the camera during filming. Here's a video from the makers on how to use the beeswax polish: