Hampshire Sheen Wood Finishes

Here are all of the products in the current range of Hampshire Sheen finishes. To find your nearest stockist, click HERE.

Hampshire Sheen Food & Toy Safe Finishing Wax

Our new manufacturing company is making the much loved Gloss Finishing Wax for us now to the exact same recipe as turners around the world have been loving for nearly five years. With their decades of chemical experience, we can now say that this wax meets food contact and toy safety regulations in the UK, EU, USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia.
Using high quantities of carnauba and microcrystalline waxes, this product is an extremely hard wearing finish, outlasting a beeswax based finish many times over.
By applying in light coats, your finish can be brought from a lustre, right the way up to a bright gloss with a warm and tactile ‘Pow’
Gloss Finishing Wax is available in 130g lever lid pots.

Hampshire Sheen Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline Wax is a perfect overcoat to almost every finish under the sun.
Both Fingerprint and water resistant, our wax is a natural feeling product and comparable to the market leader of microcrystalline waxes and is both food contact and toy safe.
Not only is this an ideal protective finish for your woodwork, it can also be used to project metals, leather and other media. Just a little of the product  goes a very long way, so use it sparingly!
Did you know? There are loads and loads of different types of microcrystalline waxes, and not all of them are suitable for use on wood.

Hampshire Sheen Clear Gloss Lacquer

Our brand new clear gloss Spray Lacquer has been formulated to be strong and flexible. It can be used for both internal and external projects, and is best used on decorative items. Fast drying and high gloss; Use on metal and other media; Weather resistant, light proof and UV resistant; Scratch and impact resistant; Excellent surface hardness and good elasticity. Perfect for wood projects; Can be mechanically buffed. Each 500ml can comes with two nozzles – one with a flat spray pattern, and the other has a round spray pattern.

Hampshire Sheen CarnaCrystalline Wax Stick

This is a unique turners stick featuring both Carnauba and Microcrystalline waxes to produce an ultra glossy and hard wearing decorative finish, particularly to spindle work.
It goes on smoothly (it applies more nicely than a carnauba only stick), buffs wonderfully and lasts for ages.
The CarnaCrystalline stick is approx 31g.

Hampshire Sheen Pen Turners Overcoat Wax Stick

The latest product has been produced mainly for pen turners who enjoy the benefits of a microcrystalline wax on their turned pens, be them wood or otherwise. It applies over any finish the turner favours to give a fingerprint resistant, glossy shine. It goes on smoothly, buffs wonderfully and lasts for ages.
The Turners Overcoat stick is approx 31g.

Hampshire Sheen Toy and Food Safe Danish Oil

The Danish Oil we produce and meets UK and EU regulations for food and toy safety when fully cured. It is thinner, more penetrating and less smelly that other Danish Oils as our product contains only pure Tung Oil and no artificial varnish, resins or other vegetable oils.
The solvent used in used to aid drying is dearomatised white spirit, which is less irritating to skin and lower in odour than traditional white spirit. It is completely biodegradable.
– Easy to apply; – Over 50% Tung Oil; – Food and Toy Safe when dry; – Odourless when dry; – Nourishing, deeply penetrating and protecting; – Will not chip, flake or peel; – Naturally water resistant. – Supplied in 500ml lacquered tin cone bottles and double sealed.

Hampshire Sheen Pre-Thinned Cellulose Sanding Sealer

Hampshire Sheen developer Martin tried lots of different sanding sealers and has discovered this cellulose sealer and thinners mix to be our most suitable for both standard work, and for work with added colour or texture.
Brilliant for Use Over Coloured Woods.
This is our preferred sealer for use over the Intrinsic Colour Collection, or other water based wood stains. Note that is common for a little of the added colour to be removed from the surface when using this product. See the Intrinsic Colour Collection for specific usage advice.
For best results, we recommend the use of the range of Hampshire Sheen finishing products. Hampshire Sheen Cellulose Sanding Sealer is also suitable for use with lacquers, varnishes, sprays, paste waxes and other finishing products. Available in 500ml cone top bottles.

Hampshire Sheen Original – Discontinued

The original recipe for Hampshire Sheen brings a protective glow to your pieces. The product warms the looks of 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. For use on decorative wood only.
Sadly, to make way for the foodsafe range, the Original product is no longer available. When it runs out in our retail stores, it will be gone. Sorry.

Hampshire Sheen Embellishing Waxes

These embellishing waxes add that something extra to open grained woods such as Oak and Ash or tight grained woods with added texture. Currently, there are eight to choose from: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Black, White, Electric Blue, Green and Purple.
To use, sand the piece does to 400 grit, clean the grain with a brass brush or denatured alcohol, add some colour if you want to, and a single coat of Hampshire Sheen Cellulose Sanding Sealer, then rub your wax of choice deeply into the grain of the wood. Wait for it to dry for a minute or two, then buff off leaving the surface with a good shine and white or black grain patterns.
You can then lightly overcoat it with Hampshire Sheen Microcrystalline Wax for an even brighter, tougher finish. 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. For use on decorative wood only.

Intrinsic Colour and Embellishing Wax Cheat Sheet

We want to ensure you make the most of your Hampshire Sheen products and create amazing work!
Sometimes, it can be difficult to decide which colours will work well together, and we’d like to help with that! This free downloadable cheat sheet gives you an easy reference guide as to which of the colours in the Intrinsic Colour Collection blends well together, and how they in turn can be used to great effect with the range of Embellishing Waxes. Print it off and keep it in your workshop for a handy guide. It is a guide only, and you may find your own gorgeous combinations! To use it, just cross refer your colour row from the left with your other colour(s) in the columns. Use the key below as a guide.

Click here to download your Intrinsic Colour and Wax Cheat Sheet (961kb)