Our rubbing & polishing products are designed to optimize finishing results on all film-forming finishes.
BEHLEN PUMICE STONE - Pumice Stone is the coarsest compound to start with. Typically, the surface is sanded with 600 grit wet/dry paper, and then rubbed with 4F (medium/fine). This removes most surface irregularities. Use with Paraffin Oil below. 4F Pumice is also used in French Polishing. 1 LB. CONTAINER.
BEHLEN ROTTENSTONE - Rottenstone is used after 4F Pumice Stone to rub up to the desired gloss. 1 LB. CONTAINER.
BEHLEN PARAFFIN OIL - Use to make pastes with the Rottenstone and Pumice Stone above. Also used with Abralon, steel wools and other products to achieve a very consistent rub pattern. Use with 0000 steel wool to rub-out minor surface imperfections, water rings, and restore damaged finishes. PINT BOTTLE.
WOOL-LUBE - Use to achieve a very consistent, hand-rubbed
satin effect. Use with #0000 steel wool
or 3M Synthetic Steel Wool as the final rub-out on lacquers, shellac and rubbing
varnishes. Also rubs-out minor surface
imperfections and restores damaged finishes.
MENZERNARUBBING AND POLISHING COMPOUNDS -- Menzerna of Germany has been making polishing compounds since 1888. Considered among the finest products available, they are used by Steinway and Baldwin for their impeccable piano finishes as well as demanding guitar companies like Fender, Martin and Taylor.
We now stock the same products used by these fine companies. 2L Pre-Polish Compound (#1) is for initial compounding, where you remove the scratches left by wet or dry sandpapers (it will remove 800 grit scratches on up). This is followed by 16 Fine Polishing Compound (#2). This will leave a mirror surface. For that deep-dish gloss, follow this up with the PO91E Intensive Polish (#3).
All products can be applied by hand with a soft cloth or buffer, after the initial flattening and leveling of the finish is done with sandpaper. The finish should be sanded to at least 800 grit before applying the 2L. Supplied in paste form, the products can be made to work easier by spritzing with a bit of water during use.
PASTE PRE-POLISH COMPOUND #1
SURBUF TM POLISHING PADS - These round pads are designed for use on random orbit sanders with a hook-and-loop style pad. Simply place the pad on your sander, apply a small amount of polishing compound or wax to the center of the pad, then work the compound with the sander. These tough, durable pads can be easily cleaned with soap and water or mineral spirits and re-used. They feature a patented fiber that resists snagging and bending common to wool bonnet type pads. Sold in packs of two pads, it's recommended that a separate pad be used for each compound. Use the 5-1/2" for 5" sanders and the 6" for 6" sanders
SURBUF POLISHING PADS
SURBUF TM HANDHELD PADS - These 3" X 5" hand-held applicator and buffing pads provide an inexpensive solution to a variety of surface application and cleaning needs. Use them not only to polish, but apply oil based stains and gel varnishes. These pads are great to use with various polishing compounds and pastes as well as pumice and rottenstone. Great for finessing small and hard to reach areas.
SURBUF HANDHELD PADS
ANTIQUAX PASTE WAX - Made in England, this is the best wax we've used since we opened our finishing shop years ago. Used by restorers and conservators alike, this easy to use wax is perfect for keeping antiques in top shape and waxing new surfaces. Also great to use on marble and leather. NATURAL 500 ML TIN, BROWN 100ML TIN
While supplies last in these sizes at this pricing.
NEW - ANTIQUAX PASTE WAX NEW SIZES - These new cans feature a friction type lid that seals better. Also a little larger size that customers have been asking for. Also for the shops, we now carry the Brown (Antique restorers love the Brown wax) in large 5 liter cans. NATURAL , BROWN 250ML CAN, BROWN ONLY 5 LITER CAN.
LIBERON PREMIUM STEEL WOOL As featured in Fine Woodworking #159! Made in England, this is the best steel wool we've tested and used. It's made with virtually no oil and is incredibly shred resistant. High tech manufacturing make this the top choice for cutting back (use 00), or rubbing out the final finish (use 0000). Produces those classic hand rubbed finishes.
For a primer on rubbing out finishes click here
GRADES 0000 (100, 250, 1000 gram roll) 00 (250 gram roll)