Hampshire Sheen: A Discerning, Protective Finish for Your Wood

20150916_133350Hampshire Sheen produces a glorious warm lustre that envelopes turned wood in a quietly discerning and quintessentially English way.

Looking to Order Hampshire Sheen? Please visit one of the UK or US retailers.

Proj11_img00000016The Hampshire Sheen product range is a blend of danish oil for adding a warm glow to the wood, carnauba wax for a tough finish and microcrystalline wax for additional protection. Each pot of Hampshire Sheen in the UK and Europe is blended by creator Martin’s own hand, poured individually and allowed to cool slowly.

There are currently three variations of the product:


Hampshire Sheen Original

The original recipe for Hampshire Sheen brings a warm and protective glow to your pieces. The danish oil warms the wood, whilst the carnauba and microcrystalline waxes add a lustre to wood whilst making it splash and fingerprint resistant. Easy to apply, Original will make a great addition to your collection of preferred finishes.

Original Hampshire Sheen is available in 125ml, 250ml and 500ml lever lid pots.

Hi-GlossHampshire Sheen High Gloss

As the name suggests, the High Gloss variation brings a higher shine to your work than Original. It is just as tough, but with an additional ‘Pow’ of shine that suits some lathe projects. With a higher quantity of carnauba and microcrystalline waxes, this version is stiffer than Original but is just as easy to apply.

High Gloss is available in 125ml, 250ml and 500ml lever lid pots.

TiWaxHampshire Sheen Ti Wax

Ti Wax is a variation of a traditional liming wax but contains Titanium Dioxide for ultra bright highlights to open grained woods such as Oak and Ash. After turning and sanding, and perhaps colouring, clean the grain with a brass brush (and sanding sealer if you wish) and rub Ti Wax into the grain of the wood. Wait for it to dry a little, then buff off leaving the surface with a glorious shine and white grain patterns. There is no need to apply a second coat of wax over the top. The carnauba and microcrystalline waxes are tough and hard wearing. In testing, no amount of hard rubbing with finger tips or cloth could remove the finish easily.

High Gloss is currently available in 250ml lever lid pots only.

MicroHampshire Sheen Microcrystalline Wax

Available  from 1st August 2016, our quick drying and producing a gloss finish, Microcrystalline Wax is an ideal protective finish for many different projects and has many uses besides wood.

Both Fingerprint and water resistant, Microcrystalline Wax is a hard wearing overcoat to wax and other finishes for an extra level of gloss and protection.

Just a little of the product  goes a very long way, so use it sparingly!

Microcrystalline is available in 125ml lever lid pots.

US and Canada

Currently Hampshire Sheen Original is available in the US and Canada. High Gloss and Ti Wax will be available very soon. Also, their sizes and pot styles may vary to those available in the UK.