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Let’s talk about glaze

Anthony Mills

Let’s talk about glaze

  Botanics translucent glaze is not only a protective sealer, it looks fabulous on a finished furniture piece when applied correctly. This is one of my personal go to products if I am wanting an authentic, high end finish on a furniture piece. Imagine a beautiful furniture piece with beautiful carvings, at times if you were to use a dark antiquing wax you could end up with residue build up and your result could look dirty and grungy. On a beautiful piece this could be a very unfortunate look. Translucent glaze will give you full control of where and how...


A little info about our waxes.

Anthony Mills

A little info about our waxes.

Here at L'ESSENTIEL we have many choices when it comes to waxes; Solid beeswax polishes, Soapstone wax, Liquid wax and Hemp Infusion wax Let’s look at the differences: Beeswax polish (clear and coloured) Our original beeswax polish contains more carnauba wax than beeswax. It is solvent free (we use plant oils instead of drying agents or solvents). Our beeswax polish is easy to apply and use. When using a solvent free polish like this over paint, it is best reserved for use on milk paint, chalk paint and any other porous paints or timbers. This wax needs something to grab...


Let's talk about Ultimate finish mineral paint

Anthony Mills

Let's talk about Ultimate finish mineral paint

What makes Ultimate finish mineral paint a little different from what already exists in the furniture painting world, you may ask. Firstly Ultimate finish mineral paint has been designed with the Australian climate in mind. Application is easy as it is designed to cope with our hot summer and cooler months without becoming tacky or tricky to apply. Ultimate finish is an eco-safe acrylic that has an inbuilt sealer/wax. It does self-prime and has incredible adhesion. The binder in Ultimate finish is so strong the product won't move once painted on your surface(using our directions). I can only describe the...