Preserving & Cleaning

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Finished this piece and I’m happy with out come, to seal it or not I usually just use my old boot polish brush.. the finish brush but I’m thinking of other methods… what’s best?
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What's best is that if you're going to seal anything you must ensure it's thoroughly dry beforehand or you're sealing in moisture and it will rot from the inside out :shock: Having said that, that might take years and maybe isn't so important a factor when it comes to our everyday finds.

What are you using by way of a "sealant"? Paraloid B-72 is the sealant of choice for the professionals but personally I've got on just fine with Renaissance Wax for anything I want to give a slight sheen to.
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I just usually use boot polish brush my self… I’ve not tried anything else … I’ll have a look at other stuff mentioned thank you
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Just a good brush to polish it is probably the best approach in my view. Adding waxes can cause long term problems, as already said.

Lovely cleaning job. It really has come out beautifully :Star:
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