How to restore an antique piece of furniture with professional products

OCTOBER 3, 2021


The restoration of ancient woods is a very vast and multifaceted area of intervention.
When you have to choose how to restore an antique furniture with professional products, it is important to have the peace of mind of having a complete range for every need
The professional who must evaluate the interventions necessary for a job in a workmanlike manner, you will find in Borma Wachs products the ideal choice for every step and for every desired result.
In our dedicated catalog you can find specific solutions for the restoration of antique furniture, of course divided by type of processing required.

How to restore an antique piece of furniture step by step

Our dedicated restoration catalog allows professionals to plan how to restore an antique furniture with professional products, offering a complete choice enriched online by many useful tools.

The restoration steps are organized logically, grouping the product categories in an easy-to-navigate way:

  • Paint strippers, detergents and dyes
  • Restoration
  • Beeswaxes
  • Oils and complements
  • Products for stone

Browsing through the online catalog it is possible to recognize the best products for restoration, opting for the solution that best suits the needs of the piece of furniture to be worked on.

Paint strippers, detergents and dyes for the Restoration

Borma Wachs paint strippers combine the quality and effectiveness of the product with its safety for the environment and for workers: free from chlorinated solvents (for further information: http://www.arpa.piemonte.it/approfondimenti/glossario/solventi-clorurati), allow to remove the paint without incurring risks for the environment and health that may derive from the use, storage and incorrect disposal of these specific pollutants.

The removal of the paint is normally followed by the cleaning / cleaning of the support. The restoration of antique furniture aims to restore the original beauty of an artifact: for this reason it is important that the signs of aging, including dust and dirt, are removed with professional products, in order to provide a perfect support for subsequent colors and finishes.

The wood coloring phase is an important moment of the restoration, which is why Borma Wachs has created a range of solutions compatible with the different objectives of the professional:

  • Professional whitener
  • Traditional Kassel earth powder (aqueous solution)
  • Water-based dyes
  • Alcohol dyes
  • Shellac
  • Non-toxic lubricant for shellac
  • Paint

The advice for use and the suggested accessories allow the professional to work quickly, with precision and satisfaction.

Restoration of furniture with beeswax, oils and accessories

The selection of fine ingredients characterizes the beeswax-based line for wood restoration.

The richness of beeswax, naturally non-toxic and fragrant, is exploited in pasta, breads and liquids, used alone or mixed with other valuable ingredients such as:

  • Natural resins
  • Carnauba wax
  • Natural oils

The different combinations enhance the peculiar characteristics of the woods, each giving particular protective, aesthetic, conservative and sanitizing effects. In this sense, the product sheets are particularly useful, since in addition to describing the particular results of each solution, they also list the specific certifications, for a careful choice according to needs.

Restoration oils from Borma Wachs allow you to add the detail that gives the right finishing touch to the workmanship. Protection, vividness, cleaning, lubrication, nourishment, water repellency, shine ... each oil gives the furniture the desired characteristics, for a state of the art finish.

Products for stone

When does the restoration of antique furniture end? For those who aspire to a truly complete job, the care of the stone floors and coatings can also become important.

In most cases, the environment that houses the fine antique furniture is itself of value, covered and decorated with special materials such as:

  • Marble
  • Travertine
  • Stone
  • Granite
  • Metals
  • Venetian plaster
  • Parquet
  • Florentine terracotta

Borma Wachs, in its 360 ° approach, also includes professional solutions to repair, clean and revive the fine interior coverings, in order to further enhance the splendor of a restored antique furniture.

Useful links for professionals

  • Il Restoration catalog: all professional products organized by thematic areas.
  • The Restoration section: includes all products with technical specifications and color cards, as well as accessories essential for restoration.
  • The reserved area dedicated to restoration, page Technologies: just sign up to access useful advice and laboratory tests for particular processes.
  • The Touch-up and Filler section: useful for small corrections, repairs and minor restorations.
  • The Gilding section: ideal for completing restorations with a premium and classic aesthetic finish.




Conformity EN 71.3 Toy safety - Part 3: Migration of certain items.
Eurofins danish laboratories have recognized the conformity of Borma Wachs oils to EN 71-III norm, relating to the migration of harmful heavy metals, guaranteeing the safety of the treatments in such a way that they can also be safe for use on childrens' toys.
Borma Wachs products are tested and approved by IBR, Intitut für Baubiologie Rosenheim. The performed analysis certify that our products are complying in terms of VOC content, biocides, heavy metals and radioactivity, guaranteeing full eco-compatibility with Green Building principles.
This product's safety is guaranteed more than just by EN 71-III certificate. Its safety for children is supported by DIN 53160/1-2 and DIN 68861/1 (Resistance to saliva and sweat; Resistance to cold liquids ) certificates as well. The product does not release harmful substances even when in contact with common alimentary liquids or mucuous membrane.
The product acts as fire retardant
Labeling of construction products
This label covers the French legislation relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and the impact they have on indoor air quality after the product is brought into the room.
Labeling refers to the pollutants emitted once the products are spread and dried.

The IBR Green Building Institute had tested some of our products and determined that they correspond to the highest standards of the aforementioned French VOC legislation.