A dirty chest of drawers, cleaning with Heritage Woodcare

Last week I was in Burnham On Sea and whilst there I travelled around during the day. I passed this second hand shop (is it now called pre-loved and am I showing my age? ) In this shop was this chest of drawers that I would love to have taken home with me but it just wasn’t possible in my car. The shape was really attractive but even better was the price. It was really cheap. It was also very dirty and I talked to the dealer who said he just didn’t have the time to clean it up so priced it cheap just to get it sold.

This reminded me of a post  I did a while back. I had received an email about a similar cheap oak chest of drawers that had been bought on that occasion from an antique shop. The email  said the reason they were so cheap was because it had come in a house clearance from someone who had been a heavy smoker so those drawers were not only  very dirty but also covered in nicotine. My correspondent had wanted to know if Heritage Woodcare would remove all the buildup of nicotine and grime.

As Heritage Woodcare works by removing all the buildup of silicons, wax, grease and grime and in the process also removing most white heat marks, ring marks and water marks I felt it should therefore, successfully remove all the buildup from the drawers including the nicotine and at the same time ought also make them smell a little sweeter.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use . You just use it in the usual way i.e. give your bottle a really good shake, pour some into a container, take any soft and clean cloth, soak it in the polish and squeeze and wring the cloth out till it is damp dry. Pour the remaining polish back into your bottle.You are now ready and all you do now is wipe, possibly more than once, following the direction of the grain . As previously stated, Heritage Woodcare removes all the build up of silicons, waxes , grease and grime and as the nicotine is in the buildup, that will be removed at the same time.

You can buy Heritage Woodcare very easily. It is available online, by post or by phone. Online visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk By post send your order and a cheque to DCK Services, The Technocentre, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT. By phone ring 07967 139636 during office hours.

Do also remember that if you are looking for a leathercare product that is effective, inexpensive and easy  to use, you can’t do better than check out www.heritageleathercare.co.uk 

Outdoor wooden furniture – how to look after it.

The weather is bright and sunny and there is nothing better than spending time outdoors. I particularly enjoy  eating meals on the patio but it is less pleasant if the furniture needs cleaning so just how do you set about cleaning outdoor wooden furniture?.Well, one of  the first questions to ask is what wood is the furniture made from and what colour is it? Also what finish does it have? Much modern garden furniture is made from teak. This is a hard wood with dense graining that makes it ideal for use outdoors. It does, however, weather to a silvery colour  and applying polish may damage this weathering  e.g. turn it black. There is at least two solutions if this is the case –  you will either have to leave it as it is and just wash it ensuring it is left totally dry or sand the weathering off  before applying polish.

If your teak garden furniture is new or relatively new and has not yet started to weather, then this is a good time to apply your Heritage.. Heritage Woodcare takes off most of the build of silicones, waxes, grease and grime. Regular use of Heritage will keep your furniture clean and in good condition and will also prevent weathering. Being oil based Heritage will also help to preserve your firniture 
 
There are many other woods used for making outdoor furniture in addition to teak A list and description can be found by visiting http://www.plowhearth.com/blogs/good-better-and-best-woods-for-outdoor-furniture.aspx#.U8MIfvldUXE These woods are grouped under thr heading of Hardwoods and are similar to teak having the same dense packed grain plus other qualities making them suitable for use outdoors.
 
Has your furniture been painted? If that is the case then a simple wipe down with your heritage will suffice. Heritage will clean and polish at the same time and there is no need to buff up.
Using Heritage is very easy. Simply shake your bottle thoroughly, pour some of the polish into a container, soak a clean cloth (such as a duster) in the polish, squeeze and wring it out till it is damp dry, return the surplus polish to your container and you are now ready. All you need do now is wipe and there is no need to buff up! Regular use of Heritage Woodcare will help to keep your furniture clean and being oil-based will help to look after it. 

Heritage Woodcare is available online. simply visit  www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/

Do also note that you can also get the sister product, Heritage Leathercare, online visit  www.heritageleathercare.co.uk

 

Wood Floors – Use Heritage Woodcare

Did you know that you can use your Heritage Woodcare on your wood floors?  Now in my recent posts I have told you a great deal about Heritage Woodcare, who makes it,  where it is manufactured, how to use it etc.and I have also given you some suggestions of what to use it on.I have also given you my contact details.So where else can you use it?

 Well, it is absolutely fabulous on wood floors – both natural woods and laminates. I do have personal experience of using it on wood floors as in my home the hall and lounge do have oak parquet floors,(I know they are oak because an area needed making good after I took a wall down so I took a tile to a wood merchant  and was told it was oak) These floors were covered in carpet when we moved in. I took the carpet up  intending to replace it only to reveal this wonderful parquet floor. It took a great deal of cleaning and to complete the job I used green scotchbrite scouring pads soaked in Heritage Woodcare to scrub the floor. In the process of scrubbing the floor I noticed that the black marks caused by bitumen oozing up between the tiles were also removed.
 
After scrubbing, the floor required some restoration as some of the tiles were missing (that is how I discovered it was oak!) but now all I do is mop the floor using Heritage Woodcare about once every six weeks and sweeping in between .I have said Heritage Woodcare is easy to use!
Also don’t forget to use your Heritage on your wood furniture. As I say, it is easy to use and will clean and polish your furniture at the same time and, unlike wax polishes, it will not leave any buildup no matter how often you use it. Indeed, Heritage Woodcare removes the buildup caused by silicones, waxes, grease and grime.
 You can buy Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop orwww.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page. .You can also buy Heritage Leathercare online, visit www.heritageleathercare.co.uk/buy-leathercare

Heritage Woodcare, a tried and tested product

In all my posts I have been telling you  about Heritage Woodcare, what is it and what makes it so good? and as I haven’t posted for some time I thought I would expand on this.

Heritage Woodcare is manufactured by  a  family owned company – Drigate Products – based in Dublin.  Their philosophy is to manufacture and supply the very best in traditional cleaning and nurturing products that will really look after your home and, in particular, your  wood and leather goods Heritage Woodcare and its’ sister product  Heritage Leathercare are both based on Victorian craftsman’s recipes containing old fashioned tried and tested ingredients.They have, however, with the help of modern technology been updated, to enable them to cope with 21st century developments. Heritage Woodcare is an example of their approach to bringing the very best products to your attention and thus to market..

Heritage Woodcare then, is an updated product based as I have said on a recipe that is decades old and so is tried and tested over this time.It is a recipe that was known only by the grand masters of the furniture crafts. The competition for perfection in the cleaning, polishing, and preservation of wood furniture between these rival grandmasters can still be seen today when looking at many priceless antiques. 

In order, to get the desired result these grandmasters would spend a great deal of time working on just one  item, time (and the patience) that few people have today. So after much research, and backed up by modern technology, this centuries old recipe has been updated to produce Heritage Woodcare. which gives the same outstanding results in a fraction of the time. Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use and can be used on many different products in addition to wood

 Using Heritage Woodcare is very easy. First take your bottle and give it a really good shake. If you look closely at your bottle you will see that it contains two liquids – a clear one and a white one. and you need to mix these liquids together which is why you need to shake it well. Having shaken your Heritage, pour some into a container. Then take a clean absorbant cloth (I use dusters but you can use any cloth as long as it will absorb the polish – many people use old tee shirts or underwear) Soak it in the polish and then ring it out till it is damp dry. What remains in the container can then be carefully poured back into your bottle and don’t forget to screw the cap down securely. There is nothing worse than shaking your bottle only to find the cap is loose as I have found to my cost more than once! Don’t worry if the polish has taken on some of the colour of your cloth, it won’t affect how it works
.
All you need do now is wipe, following the direction of the grain. Don’t panic if the surface of your furniture goes streaky, this is merely the polish doing it’s job and indicating that more than one application is needed. in addition to the buildup of silicones , waxes, grease and grime Heritage Woodcare will also take off most white heat marks, ring marks and water marks but, again, more than one application may be needed. And that, as they say, is that. You don’t need to buff up and Heritage Woodcare does not vause any buildup so you can use it as often as you want
 
You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk and click on ‘Buy Woodcare’

Marks – heat marks, water marks, ring marks. How to remove them!

n my last post I told you a little about Heritage Woodcare -what it is, what makes it so special  and also how to use it.

I want to use this post to look at marks like heat marks, ring marks and water marks. Now some people regard those marks as the history of the furniture and aren’t really bothered about them whilst other people feel those type of marks disfigure their furniture and want to remove them. In this case as long as there is there is no damage to the furniture (e.g. a water mark that has damaged the finish allowing the water to get into the grain)  then removing those marks shouldn’t create too much of a problem. If there is damage then that will have to be repaired before removing the marks..Your Heritage Woodcare should remove most of these marks as they are usually in the buildup and as Heritage Woodcare removes this buildup it will therefore take off most of these marks. However it is not instanteous and will probably need several applications

Use your Heritage in the usual way, (give your bottle a thorough shake, pour some into a container, take any soft and clean cloth and soak it in the polish, squeeze and wring it out till it is damp dry, pour any remaining polish back into your bottle (not forgetting to put the top back on properly)  and just wipe, following the direction of the grain).You should start to see a difference as the buildup is removed – if there is a heavy buildup, the surface of the furniture may start to go streaky but this is quite normal and indicates that  your furniture needs more than one application. Carry on using your heritage until all the marks and streaks have been removed.

Using your Heritage regularly is recommended as, unlike wax polishes, it does not cause any buildup.

You can buy Heritage woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page Don’t forget you can also order by post. Send your requirement with the delivery address and payment to DCK Services, The Technocentre, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT

Remember, for the best leather treatment visit www.heritageleathercare.co.uk

Continuing from the beginning

Continuing from my post when I told you about the basics of Heritage Woodcare I thought I would use this post to expand on what I said..Heritage Woodcare is supplied in three sizes – 500 ml, 1litre and 2 litres Whilst mentioning sizes it is perhaps worthwhie pointing out again that whilst I can send out all sizes within the UK, international postal restrictions prevent me sending more than 500mls outside the UK

You have read the blurb but why should you buy it, what does it do?  Heritage Woodcare takes off all the build-up of sillicones, waxes, grease and grime, taking your wood back to it’s original finish. It will also take off most ring marks, heat marks and water marks although they may take more than one application. Whist it is /primarily meant for wood (furniture, flooring, panelling etc.) you will find your Heritage has many other uses such as in your kitchen, polishing your car, etc.  but I will tell you more about them as well as it’s traditional uses in future posts.

Right, you have ordered your Heritage Woodcare and received it Incidentally you may have received a bottle branded ”Celtic’ Don’t worry. this is exactly the same product as ‘Heritage’ but is supplied to countries where the ‘Heritage’ brand can’t be used and if the manufacturer has been using the ‘Celtic’ when I order then that is what I receive! .How do you use it? 

Using Heritage Woodcare is very easy. First take your bottle and give it a really good shake. If you look closely at your bottle you will see that it contains two liquids – a clear one and a white one. and you need to mix these liquids together which is why you need to shake it well. Having shaken your Heritage, pour some into a container. Then take a clean absorbant cloth (I use dusters but you can use any cloth as long as it will absorb the polish – many people use old tee shirts or underwear) Soak it in the polish and then ring it out till it is damp dry. What remains in the container can then be carefully poured back into your bottle and don’t forget to screw the cap down securely. There is nothing worse than shaking your bottle only to find the cap is loose as I have found to my cost more than once! Don’t worry if the polish has taken on some of the colour of your cloth, it won’t affect how it works.

You are now ready. All you need do now is wipe, following the direction of the grain. Don’t panic if the surface of your furniture goes streaky, this is merely the polish doing it’s job and indicating that more than one application is needed. in addition to the buildup of silicones , waxes, grease and grime Heritage Woodcare will also take off most white heat marks, ring marks and water marks but, again, more than one application may be needed. And that, as they say, is that. You don’t need to buff up and Heritage Woodcare does not vause any buildup so you can use it as often as you want
 
You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk and click on ‘Buy Woodcare’

 

Don’t throw away your damaged patio furniture

Came across this article today. It talks about revamping damaged patio furniture rather than throwing it out to finish up in landfill. I found it very informative.  http://www.metro.us/newyork/lifestyle/home/2014/05/27/revamp-patio-furniture-tips/  So don’t throw your old and damaged patio furniture, revamp it instead.

A while ago I posted about cleaning your patio furniture, read it at http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/using-heritage-on-outdoor-wood-furniture/  so if your tables and chairs just need cleaning, try Heritage Woodcare.  You can buy your Heritage online, visit  http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/

From the beginning, what is Heritage Woodcare?

 

It has been some time since I last posted so I thought I ought to start from the beginning again. So just what is Heritage Woodcare and what makes it so special? 
Made in Dublin by Drigate Products (Mfg)Ltd, a  family owned company . who  have a commitment to manufacturing and supplying the very best in traditional cleaning and nurturing products that look after your wood and leather goods, Heritage Woodcare (and its’ sister product  Heritage Leathercare} are based on Victorian craftsman’s recipes and contain old fashioned tried and tested ingredients.They have, however, been updated, using modern technology, to enable them to cope with 21st century developments. Heritage Woodcare is an example of their approach to bringing the very best products to your attention.
Heritage Woodcare is, then, a twentyfirst century product based as I have said on a tried and tested recipe that is decades old and was known only by the grand masters of the furniture crafts. The competition for perfection in the cleaning, polishing, and preservation of wooden furniture between these rival grandmasters can still be seen today when looking at many priceless antiques. In order, to get the desired results, these grandmasters would spend hours, sometimes days, working on a single  item .Few people today have the time, or the patience, of these grandmasters, so after much research, and backed up by modern technology, this centuries old recipe has been updated to produce Heritage Woodcare. which gives the same outstanding results in a fraction of the time. Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use and can be used on many different products in addition to wood
Using Heritage Woodcare is very easy. First take your bottle and give it a really good shake. If you look closely at your bottle you will see that it contains two liquids – a clear one and a white one. and you need to mix these liquids together which is why you need to shake it well. Having shaken your Heritage, pour some into a container. Then take a clean absorbant cloth (I use dusters but you can use any cloth as long as it will absorb the polish – many people use old tee shirts or underwear) Soak it in the polish and then ring it out till it is damp dry. What remains in the container can then be carefully poured back into your bottle and don’t forget to screw the cap down securely. There is nothing worse than shaking your bottle only to find the cap is loose as I have found to my cost more than once! Don’t worry if the polish has taken on some of the colour of your cloth, it won’t affect how it works.
You are now ready. All you need do now is wipe, following the direction of the grain. Don’t panic if the surface of your furniture goes streaky, this is merely the polish doing it’s job and indicating that more than one application is needed. in addition to the buildup of silicones , waxes, grease and grime Heritage Woodcare will also take off most white heat marks, ring marks and water marks but, again, more than one application may be needed. And that, as they say, is that. You don’t need to buff up and Heritage Woodcare does not vause any buildup so you can use it as often as you want
 
 You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk and click on ‘Buy Woodcare’ You can also buy Heritage Leathercare online. For more infornation and to visit the online shop go to www.heritageleathercare.co.uk

Changes – what I do to keep my costs down.

Recently there has been a number of changes that have had an impact on my business. Possibly  the changes that have  caused me the most difficulty have been imposed by Royal Mail. The first change to mention is charges and due to the increase in postage I have made two responses to avoid passing these increases on. I now use second class post for 500ml Woodcare and 250/500 ml Leathercare. For all other sizes I now use a courier – Hermes. This means deliveries can now take up to 3-5 working days after posting.

The second change is that I can no longer post more than 500 mls Woodcare outside the UK For that matter Royal Mail will now  only accept up to 500 mls. to post within the UK but I had already accommodated that change by using Hermes

All parcels sent by post and Hermes are double wrapped in bubble wrap and then double bagged. Hermes deliveries are also double boxed which gives extra security during transit 

So what else do I do to keep down costs?   I have told you that all my parcels are double wrapped in bubble wrap and then double bagged. This is partly as protection but also to comply with postal terms and conditions.  What I didn’t say is that all my bubble wrap and most of my bags come from local supermarkets. This helps them as they do not have to pay to have this waste taken away and helps me as it is comes free. Also all the cardboard I use also comes from the same source and has the same advantages. So, apart from my time, my materials come free which means I keep my costs and my prices  as low as I can

So remember that when you  place your order  (for Heritage Woodcare from  http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/ and  for Heritage   Leathercare from  http://www.heritageleathercare.co.uk/buy-leathercare/ ) I have kept my prices as low as I can.

Furniture from reclaimed wood.

Here is another story about using reclaimed wood to make furniture among other things. Here is a link http://www.leadertelegram.com/features/home_garden/article_9ccedb3c-0e0a-553d-b44d-d2679339e227.html  Do remember, though, whilst reclaimed wood is environmentally good and the furniture is sound, these items still need looking after and nothing does this better or easier than Heritage Woodcare. Find out more about this fantastic product by visiting www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk

Go to Top