Irish Furniture wax
Hand made in Kerry using traditional recipes
All Natural ... The Way It Should Be
We founded Irish Furniture Wax with one goal in mind:
Providing a high-quality, all natural Irish made furniture finishing wax.
Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning. By using traditional recipes gathered from 19th Century furniture makers which we refined to create the ultimate range of furniture finishing waxes.
Hand made in Co. Kerry, from sustainably sourced animal products.
Beeswax and Shellac wax are both bi products in which the insect produces and importantly does not harm the animal.
Our waxes are easy to use, build up fast and creates a beautifully even deep lustre. The sweet natural aroma from our waxes is another key selling point, and adds to the overall enjoyable experience associated while using our products.
Excellent for both antique furniture and 'new' furniture, our waxes will not react with any previous polishes and will only serve to enhance and protect your beloved pieces, giving them a new lease of life and a fresh natural scent.
Beeswax is a waxy substance produced by honeybees and is the building blocks of their hives. When honey is harvested, raw beeswax must first be scraped off the beehive. This beeswax once refined & cleaned can then be used in many forms including as a key ingredient in our furniture wax.
Shellac comes from the natural secretions of the female lac insect. The wax is a bi product from the creation of French polish and its refinement processes.
A lot of furniture waxes available contain Carnauba wax which comes from the leaves of palm trees grown specifically in Brasil. In general we are against the use of carnauba wax due to various ecological knock-on effects that harvesting the wax has on the environment. It is also notoriously hard and difficult to apply evenly.
We currently offer three types of furniture wax:
As the name implies, a softer more usable wax.
- Our best smelling wax.
- For the interior of drawers etc.
- Will saturate bare wood best.
- Longer ‘open’ or drying time.
- Great for intricate pieces as it is easy to apply into corners.
By far our most versatile wax.
- Easiest to use with quick instant results.
- For antique furniture and re touching pieces.
- Suits all types of already finished furniture, from antiques to new furniture.
- Perfect for bare wood to build up coverage fast and create a beautiful shine.
Our strongest wax formula.
- For hard wearing surfaces and floors (both new wood and varnished surfaces).
- Requires a good amount of buffing once dry.
How do I apply the wax?
A little goes a long way.
Apply sparingly to the area by means of a soft cloth, work into the area evenly. A soft brush may also be used to reach corners or harder to reach areas.
Allow the wax to touch dry and with a clean cloth or brush, buff the surface to the required shine - its that easy!
Allow to fully dry and apply as before if necessary.
Remember the more you apply, the more you have to buff to a shine.
What are the shipping costs?
We offer a flat rate of €4 An Post shipping throughout Ireland, with free shipping offered on a quantity of 4 or more items ordered.
We also offer a free in store pick up option.
For UK, European and worldwide shipping. Please get in contact with us by email before your order and we will offer you a range of shipping options.
What is the Returns Policy?
If you are not 100% happy with our products, please get in contact with us by email where we will do our very best to resolve your issues.
Watch this page as we continue to develop our range of waxes further & add related products
Coming soon ... Insect repelling cedar wax
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Fell in love with the smell straight away! lovely product and packaging"
"The medium wax transformed my furniture, very easy to use"
"Always happy to support local handmade products"