Thursday, 22 December 2011

How can I remove bitumen (tar) from my leather seats

Following my earlier post about removing nicotine from leather furniture.I have now received an enquiry about removing bitumen (sometimes called tar).

I was demonstrating Heritage Woodcare at a show a while ago and someone told me about his experiences.Apparently he had not long bought a brand new Jaguar car with cream leather upholstery and was driving it through an area where the road had recently been resurfaced. Somehow a piece of grit covered in tar (bitumen) became trapped between his trousers and the car seat covering both in tar. He went on to say that although the trousers were ruined he had rescued the leather seat by wiping it over with Heritage Woodcare. I thanked him for the information and advised him to wash that particular seat with pure soap and then condition it with Heritage Leathercare.

So, to answer the query about removing bitumen from leather, wipe the leather with a cloth prepared with Heritage Woodcare (see earlier posts for instructions on how to prepare your cloth), having done that wash your leather with pure soap (Simple Soap, baby soap, soap flakes, Dreft, etc.), make sure your leather is totally dry, then condition with Heritage Leathercare

Heritage Woodcare and Heritage Leathercare are both available online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/index.php Heritage Woodcare can also be obtained from http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

How do I remove nicotine from my leather suite

I have had a request for some information on how to remove nicotine from a leather suite. I would suggest that the best way would be to wash it first.This is best done by using a clean cloth soaked in a pure soap solution (Simple soap, baby soap, soap flakes, Lux, etc.). Squeeze the cloth so that it is not over wet and wash in circular motions, refreshing the cloth when it gets dirty. Having washed your furniture ensure it is totally dry.

The next stage is to apply a quality polish i.e. Heritage Leathercare. Take your tub of Heritage Leathercare and wipe the sponge provided across the surface taking any excess off by wiping on the inside of your tub. Then wipe the sponge in circular motions on your furniture, ensuring it is not left greasy (if it is you have used too much and will need to buff up using a soft, dry cloth or a sheet of kitchen towel)

Heritage Leathercare cleans, polishes, and protects your furniture and will leave a water resistant finish. It is also colourless so can be used on any colour.

Heritage Leathercare can be obtained online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Friday, 2 December 2011

How do I keep warm? - Paston Crafts Handwarmers

Continuing my look at Paston Craft, I thought I would conclude this series by highlighting their Handwarmers in this post. A portable version of their Microwarm Heatwrap, 30 seconds in the microwave will give you a handful of heat you can take with you anywhere. Keep in your gloves or pocket to make the heat last longer! Full instructions are enclosed with each Handwarmer and Heatwrap.


Again I can recommend these from personal experience. I have used them on many occasions when attending outdoor events. I kept them in my trouser pockets which not only kept my hands warm but also my legs.


Available online, visit http://heritagepolish.com/shop/paston-crafts/cat_3.html

Thursday, 1 December 2011

How can I keep warm? - Paston Crafts Heat Reflecting (Retaining) / Self Heating Cushions

Continuing my look at the products made by Paston Crafts, I thought it would be useful to put their Heat Reflecting (Retaining)/Self Heating cushions under the spotlight.


They work by using the body's own heat and are especially suitable where there is no access to a microwave, e.g. wheelchair, car, coach, caravan, etc., and are great when attending outdoor events such as sporting events, music shows, etc.They can also be used at home. Multi-purpose you can sit on them, use them as a back rest or neck rest, etc., They can also be put under coats or jumpers when going out in cold weather.


Another great use is for your pets. Dogs and cats love them when they are put in their beds, under a blanket as they also benefit from their heat retaining properties.


They are available online, visit http://heritagepolish.com/shop/paston-crafts/cat_3.html

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

How do I keep warm and get relief from pain? Paston Crafts, Microwarm Heatwraps

Sometimes caring for yourself goes more than skin deep and. with the weather turning colder The Paston Crafts range takes care of those deeper aches - we stock their full range of heatwraps and warmers stuffed with wheat and aromatic herbs, as well as their relaxing eye masks and herbal cushions.


Microwarm heatwraps
Containing wheat, and available in lavender, herbal mix or unfragranced, our heatwraps can be used hot or cold for the relief of pain. Simply pop into the microwave for up to two minutes (depends on wattage) or in the freezer for three hours and apply to the affected area for deep and soothing relief.


These I can really recommend from personal experience. As it says on the tin, they do work. I personnally have gained relief from pain, particularly backpain, by using these and have had many people extolling their virtues. I have also used them to keep myself warm when doing outdoor shows. Additionally I regularly take one to bed as my feet get very cold and stop me getting to sleep. They really are good!


They are available online, visit http://heritagepolish.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=2

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Drigate Products - Heritage Woodcare

In my last post I talked about Heritage Woodcare. I thought that as I have mentioned this wonderful polish quite a lot, I ought to tell you more about it - what it is, what it will do, how you use it, etc.

.Heritage Woodcare is made in Dublin by Drigate Products (Mfg)Ltd. Drigate Products is a well established family company based on the outskirts of Dublin.They are commited to manufacturing and supplying the very best traditional cleaning and nurturing products to care for your personal and household possesions.Many of their products are based on Victorian craftsmans recipes containing old fashioned tried and tested ingredients but updated, using modern technology, to cope with 21st century developments. Heritage Woodcare is just one example of their approach to bringing the very best products to your attention.

Heritage Woodcare is a twentyfirst century polish based on a tried and tested recipe that is centuries old and was known only by the grand masters of the furniture crafts. The competition for perfection in the cleaning, polishing, and preservation of wooden furniture between these rival grandmasters can still be seen today when looking at many priceless antiques. In order, to get the desired results, these grandmasters would spend hours, sometimes days, working on a single item.Few people today have the time, or the patience, of these grandmasters, so after much research, and backed up by modern technology, this centuries old recipe has been updated to produce Heritage Woodcare. which gives the same outstanding results in a fraction of the time.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use and has a variety of uses. In my next blogs I will tell you more about it and also about its sister product, Heritage Leathercare. Both products can be bought online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop

Monday, 21 November 2011

How do I clean outdoor wooden furniture?

I was asked recently how to clean outdoor wooden furniture. The first questions to ask are what wood is the furniture made from and what colour is it. If your garden furniture is made from teak which has weathered to a silvery colour or any wood that has weathered to a nice colour then applying polish may damage the weathering e.g. turn it black. You will either have to leave it as it is and just wash it ensuring it is left totally dry or sand the weathering off.

Generally speaking in other situations we recommend using Heritage Woodcare. Heritage Woodcare takes off most of the build of silicones, waxes, greae and grime.

Using it is very easy. Simply shake your bottle thoroughly, pour some of the polish into a container, soak a clean cloth (such as a duster) in the polish, squeeze and wring it out till it is damp dry, return the surplus polish to your container and you are now ready. All you need do now is wipe and there is no need to buff up! Regular use of Heritage Woodcare will help to keep your furniture clean and being oil-based will help to look after it.

Heritage Woodcare is available online. simply visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Do I need to remove wax polish from my furniture?

Someone asked me if it is necessary to remove wax polish from furniture. The short answer to this is Yes. Continual and regular usage of wax polish will result in your furniture becoming clogged and dull. Whilst that in itself is not necessarily a problem, it does affect the ascetics (i.e. It doesn't look as nice)

There is, however, an easy solution. Heritage Woodcare removes all this buildup (silicones, waxes, grease and grime) and at the same time it will also remove most white-heat marks, ring marks and water marks. Using it is also very easy. Simply shake your bottle thoroughly, pour some of the polish into a container, soak a clean cloth (such as a duster) in the polish, squeeze and wring it out till it is damp dry, return the surplus polish to your container and you are now ready.

All you need do now is wipe, following the direction of the grain - there is no need to buff up! You may find your furniture becomes streaky. Don't worry, this is the polish doing it's job and indicating you will need more than one application. The removal of marks may also require more than one application. When using the polish on second or subsequent occasions, it is recommended that you wipe the whole surface to keep it even. Keeping your cloth in a screw top jar or sealed plastic bag in the short term will keep it damp and mean you may not need to prepare it again although this is not guaranteed.

Regular use of your Heritage Will keep your furniture looking good with the added advantage that there will be no more buildups!

Heritage Woodcare is available online. simply visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

How can I restore the colour to my Leather Suite

I have received a query from a reader asking me for help with restoring the colour to his suite.
Apparently his favourite chair is starting to lose it.s colour where it receives a lot of wear.As it happens I do stock a range of coloured balams suitable for just this problem.

To use these balsams, it is recommended the furniture is thoroughly cleaned first. I suggest it is washed using soapy water - Dreft, Simple soap, baby soap, soap flakes, etc. We don't recommend detergent based products. Having washed your furniture, make sure it is totally dry, and I mean dry.

Take your coloured balsam and apply sparingly in circular motions. Start with the problem areas and then go over the whole area to keep the colours even. You may need to buff the furniture up before sitting in it.

If this sounds like the answer to your problems, please contact me either by phone on 07967 139636 or email, jim@heritagepolish.com to check if I have your colour in stock.

Don't forget, Heritage Polishes (Woodcare and Leathercare) can be obtained online, visit www.heritagepolish,com

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Heritage / Celtic Woodcare



I have received a query about Heritage Woodcare, what it is, what it will do, how you use it, etc. I thought,therefore,, I needed to tell you about it



.Heritage Woodcare is made in Dublin by Drigate Products (Mfg)Ltd. Drigate Products is a 21 year old family company based on the outskirts of Dublin.They are commited to manufacturing and supplying the very best traditional cleaning and nurturing products to care for your personal and household possesions.Many of their products are based on Victorian craftsmans recipes containing old fashioned tried and tested ingredients but updated, using modern technology, to cope with 21st century developments.Heritage Woodcare is just one example of their approach to bringing the very very best products to your attention.



Heritage Woodcare is a twentyfirst century polish based on a tried and tested recipe that is centuries old and was known only by the grand masters of the furniture crafts. The competition for perfection in the cleaning, polishing, and preservation of wooden furniture between these rival grandmasters can still be seen today when looking at many priceless antiques. In order, to get the desired results, these grandmasters would spend hours, sometimes days, working on a single item.Few people today have the time, or the patience, of these grandmasters, so after much research, and backed up by modern technology, this centuries old recipe has been updated to produce Heritage Woodcare. which gives the same outstanding results in a fraction of the time.



Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use and has a variety of uses. In my next blogs I will tell you more about it and also about its sister product, Heritage Leathercare. Both products can be bought online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Green Angel Skincare

Did you know that Green Angel Skincare now has it's own website?
http://greenangelskincare.co.uk

Check it out. There is information on the site about all the different products plus you can also buy directly meaning you do not need to go elsewhere.

So have a look! www.greenangelskincare.co.uk

Monday, 31 October 2011

Can I use Heritage Leathercare on wood?

Did YOU know that you can use Heritage Leathercare on wood? Well, you can!

Being a beeswax based balsom, it is really good and leaves a brilliant shine. You do, however, need to buff it up!

I was called to have a look at some problems in a church. The church had recently undergone some restoration but some areas of wood (panelling and pews) appeared to be much lighter, almost to having lost their colour. I tried Heritage Woodcare which certainly removed grime and did put some colour in but not really enough. I then tried a coloured (brown) leather balsom but this did not really do much at all. My last attempt was with Heritage Leathercare. To my surprise this really did the trick. The colour was restored and the problem area was indistinguishable from the surrounding wood.

I also have some coffee tables with a leather insert. These are really easy to clean with Heritage Leathercare. I am able to use the one product on both the leather and the wood surrounds but, as I have said, I do need to buff the wood up.

You can buy Heritage leathercare online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Heritage (or Celtic) Leathercare - what is it?

Heritage Leathercare (sometimes known as Celtic Leathercare) - an Irish product with a difference! Have you tried it yet? Do you know how good it is ? - that it is probably the best? Do you know that it is very easy to use? Do you know you can use it on your leather furniture, leather car seats and interiors, leather clothing and footwear, etc. ?

In this post I will tell you something about it.Made in their Dublin facility by Drigate Products, Heritage Leathercare is a traditional 19th century leather balsam containing original, old fashioned ingredients including beeswax. These are well known in the trade for protecting and revitalising the leather used in leathercraft (and indeed the stitching). Many craftspeople and professionals will vouch for its tried and tested formula.

The results obtained with Heritage Leathercare are instantaneous and long lasting and, whilst newer leather products benefit from a shine and protection unsurpassed by modern polishes not containing our ingredients older, tired leather is left revitalised and more supple! Heritage Leathercare is generally regarded as one of the most economical on the market in this day and age.

You can obtain Heritage Leathercare online online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Friday, 28 October 2011

How do I clean and condition leather clothing (e.g. motor bike leathers) and footwear

In my recent posts I have been telling you about Heritage Leathercare (sometimes known as Celtic Leathercare) and its' various uses in response to queries posed I am now going to tell how to use it on clothing and footwear.

Heritage Leathercare is ideal for use on leather clothing (jackets, skirts, trousers, etc - including Motor Bike Leathers). It is also ideal for leather boots (riding boots, work boots, fashion boots etc) and shoes

As it is colourless Heritage Leathercare can be used on any colour although white or similar light colours, may need to be cleaned first. If cleaning is needed simply wipe over with a damp soapy cloth, paying special attention to areas where there is a buildup of marks. Then ensure your leather is totally dry and you are then ready. On darker colours your Heritage will clean as it polishes.

Take the sponge (provided) and wipe over the surface of your Heritage Leathercare, removing any surplus by wiping on the inside edge of your container. You then simply wipe over your leather in circular motions, ensuring your leather is not greasy (if it is then just buff up using a clean and dry soft cloth). Heritage Leathercare feeds, polishes,and protects your leather, leaving a water resistant finish.As stated your Heritage will clean and polish your leather boots and shoes at the same time, keeping them soft and water resistant It's ease of use makes it especially suitable for motor bike boots and knee length leather fashion boots.

Note: Heritage Leathercare is NOT recommended for use on suede, nubuck or nappa leathers.

You can obtain Heritage Leathercare online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Heritage Leathercare ?

Recently I have been telling you about Heritage Leathercare (sometimes known as Celtic Leathercare) in response to requests for help in looking after leather. I have told you how good it is on your leather suites and how to clean and polish leather football boots. In this post I will tell you something about this great product.

Made in their Dublin facility by Drigate Products, Heritage Leathercare is a traditional 19th century leather balsam containing original, old fashioned ingredients including beeswax. These are well known in the trade for protecting and revitalising the leather used in leathercraft (and indeed the stitching). Many craftspeople and professionals will vouch for its tried and tested formula.The results obtained with Heritage Leathercare are instantaneous and long lasting. Whilst newer leather products benefit from a shine and protection unsurpassed by modern polishes not containing our ingredients older, tired leather is left revitalised and more supple.Heritage Leathercare is generally regarded as one of the most economical on the market in this day and age.

You can obtain Heritage Leathercare online online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Friday, 14 October 2011

How do I clean and polish leather furniture

Since my last post regarding how to clean and polish football boots I have had several requests for information on cleaning and polishing leather furniture. Again it is not a complicated process.

If your leather furniture is a very light colour and is dirty, you may need to clean it. This is best done by washing with pure soap (Simple soap, baby soap, soap flakes, Lux, etc.) and then ensuring it is totally dry.

Having washed and dried your furniture where necessary, and on darker colours you are now ready. Take your tub of Heritage Leathercare and wipe your sponge (provided) across the surface taking any excess off by wiping on the inside of your tub. Wipe your sponge in circular motions on your furniture, ensuring it is not greasy (if it is you have used too much and will need to buff up using a soft, dry cloth or a sheet of kitchen towel)

Heritage Leathercare cleans, polishes, and protects your furniture and will leave a water resistant finish. It is also colourless so can be used on any colour.

Heritage Leathercare can be obtained online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Friday, 7 October 2011

How do I clean and polish leather football boots

We are now at the beginning of the football season and someone has asked me about cleaning football boots. Using Heritage Leathercare, this is a quite straight forward job!

The first thing you need do is to make sure the boots are dry. Don't, however, attempt to dry them using heat. The best way is to stuff the boots with newspaper and let them dry naturally. When the boots are dry , remove all mud, but do not use sharp knives to do this - you don't want to put nicks, cuts, etc on your leather. Having removed the mud, brush the boots to remove the last vestiges. You are now ready to polish.

Using the sponge provided, or a soft cloth, apply your Heritage Leathercare all over the boots, including the laces. Use circular motions and use your Heritage very sparingly, your boots should not be greasy, if they are you have used too much polish and will need to buff up using a soft cloth.

You are now finished and your boots are ready for use.

Heritage Leathercare can be bought online, visit http://www.heritagepolish/.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

How can I clean everything in the kitchen and my car with minimal effort?

I regularly get asked how to clean kitchens, cars, etc with the minimum of effort? Did you know that Heritage Woodcare is also excellent at cleaning white kitchen goods, car bodywork and similar finishes?

Prepare your cloth in the usual way i.e. give your bottle a really good shake, pour some polish into a container, take any clean, soft and dry cloth, soak it in the polish, squeeze and wring your cloth out till it is damp dry, then pour any remaining polish back into your bottle and you are now ready.

Using your Heritage Woodcare is very easy as all you do is wipe and, in your kitchen, you will find you only need the one product! On your wood, wipe in the direction of the grain for best results, and, there is no need to buff up!If it goes streaky there is no need to worry, it just indicates that more than one application is needed. Continue to use the same cloth (if it is dry just soak in your heritage again and go through the usual preparations and if it is dirty, change your cloth) on your washing machine, dishwasher, etc.Heritage Woodcare is oil based so, in addition to cleaning your white goods, it leaves a protective finish.

For your car, wash in the usual way to remove grit, etc. that will scratch your bodywork, dry the car off (using a Super Shammy - contact us for details!) prepare your cloth as above and just wipe in circular motions ensuring you polish all the bodywork. The real benefit of using Heritage is that there is no need to buff up!

You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Saturday, 2 July 2011

How do I remove a buildup of nicotine from my wooden furniture?

In my last post I told you about removing bitumen (tar) from wood flooring. On a related subject, I have received a few enquiries about removing nicotine, particularly from furniture.

Some time ago I posted about a cheap oak chest of drawers bought from an antique shop. In this post I said, the reason it was so cheap was because it came in a house clearance from someone who had been a heavy smoker. The drawers were very dirty and covered in nicotine.I had been asked if Heritage Woodcare would remove all this buildup of nicotine and grime.

As Heritage Woodcare works by removing all the buildup of silicons, waxes, grease and grime and in the process also removing most white heat, ring and water marks I felt it would therefore, successfully remove all the buildup from the drawers including the nicotine and, at the same time, should make them smell a little fresher.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use . Give your bottle a really good shake, pour some into a container, take any soft and clean cloth, soak it in the polish and squeeze and wring the cloth out till it is damp dry. Pour the remaining polish back into your bottle.You are now ready and all you do now is wipe, possibly more than once, following the direction of the grain . As previously stated, Heritage Woodcare removes all the build up of silicons, waxes , grease and grime and as the nicotine is in the buildup, that will be removed at the same time.

Heritage Woodcare can be obtained online, simply visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

How do I remove bitumen (tar) from my wood flooring?

My inbox has been stuffed with queries about removing bitumen (tar), particularly from wood floors, recently, so I thought my post dealing with that problem could well be repeated. Bitumen (or tar as it is sometimes known) is used as an adhesive to stick wood flooring, particularly parquet and similar types of wood flooring.

Over time the bitumen seeps up between the joints leaving black marks on the floor.I had this problem on my own floors.My wife and I decided to replace the carpet from the hall and stairs To make the job easier and cheaper I took up the existing carpet myself only to find a parquet floor underneath. I could also see the floor continued into the lounge. After much persuasion my wife agreed to not replacing the carpet on the understanding that I cleaned the floor and did all the maintenance!

The floor that was revealed was very dirty and appeared to have a lot of black marks, (which I subsequently found to be bitumen) between the wood tiles. After several attempts at sweeping the floor I managed to pick up all the dust. I then got down on my hands and knees (I could in those days!) and used Scotchbrite (a non scratch scourer) soaked in Heritage Woodcare and "scrubbed" the whole floor. I finished up with a floor that looked really clean and had a slight sheen, I was also pleased to note that all the bitumen that had seeped up between the joints had been removed Now every time I sweep the floor it also restores the sheen and wiping over with my Heritage Woodcare once per month is all that is required to keep my floor looking really good

Heritage woodcare can be bought online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/

Friday, 17 June 2011

How do I clean and polish my outdoor wooden furniture?

Now we are approaching the outdoor season, it has prompted some enquiries about looking after outdoor wooden furniture. This furniture is usually made from teak or mahagony, more often teak. Both woods respond well to Heritage Woodcare. Teak does however have a tendecy to weather i.e. it goes a pleasant silvery colour. Where this has happened, do NOT apply anything to your furniture without sanding it first, otherwise the finish will go black.

To use Heritage Woodcare there is no need to clean your furniture as your Heritage will do that. You will first need to thoroughly shake your bottle, Pour some into a container, take any soft, clean and dry cloth, soak it in your polish and then squeeze and wring your cloth out till it is damp dry. Pour any surplus polish back into your bottle. You are now ready!

All you need to do now is to wipe your furniture following the direction of the grain. Heritage Woodcare will clean and polish in one go, and you will find that there is no need to buff up so your Heritage saves you time and effort whilst leaving a great finish.

Heritage Woodcare can be obtained online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/

Friday, 20 May 2011

My Heritage Woodcare is discoloured / Can I use Heritage on outdoor teak furniture?

I have had a couple of interesting questions posed to me recently. The first one came from a customer whose Heritage Woodcare appears to be discoloured. She wanted to know if this was OK. When using coloured cloths, the colour will often bleed into the polish. This is especially so when using yellow dusters. It is not harmful and doesn't affect the functioning of the polish. Do not, however, pour dirty polish back into your container as it will contaminate the rest of the polish. Don't throw your polish away though, keep it for use on floors, etc,

The second question came from a customer who wanted to know about using the polish on outdoor teak furniture. Teak needs regular oiling to keep it in tiptop condition. As Heritage is oil based it is, therefore, recommended for use on teak. However, do not use it on Teak that has weathered and gone silvery as your teak will go black. If your teak has weathered, it is recommended that the surface be sanded first to remove the silvery finish before applying your Heritage.

Heritage Woodcare can be purchased online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Will Heritage Woodcare remove the buildup of wax polish from my mahogony furniture?

I received a phone call from a customer this morning who has a lot of mahogony furniture that has a buildup of wax polish and has gone dull.A friend recommended Heritage Woodcare to restore the finish and bring the furnirure back to life. Indeed, this is a situation tailor made for Heritage.

Give your bottle a thorough shake, pour some polish into a container, soak any sort of soft, dry and clean cloth in the polish, squeeze and ring your cloth out till it is damp dry and pour any surplus polish back into your bottle. You are now ready.

Using Heritage Woodcare is very easy. All you do is wipe, following the grain of the wood. There is a possibility your furniture may go streaky. Don't worry, this is simply the polish doing its' work and means more than one application is required. Having wiped your furniture, there is no need to buff up.

Heritage Woodcare (also known as Celtic Woodcare) can be obtained online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

New website for www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk

Have you seen the new website for Heritage Woodcare. Just visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk It is great and also has the video showing you how to use it embedded. Do visit the site and be amazed!

Don't forget you can buy Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page

Sunday, 1 May 2011

How do I use Heritage Woodcare? instructions and video

In my last blog I introduced you to Heritage Woodcare and told you I will tell you more about it. As I said, it is very easy to use, You simply shake your bottle thoroughly (and I mean thoroughly), pour some into a container, soak any sort of soft, clean cloth (dusters, old tea towels, etc.) in the polish, sqeeze and wring your cloth such that your surplus polish goes back into your container, empty your container back into your bottle and you are now ready and. as I said, Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use as all you do is wipe!

For a video on how to use it, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoiDpioUy50

Heritage Woodcare can be bought online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-woodcare/cat_2.html

Friday, 29 April 2011

Heritage Woodare (aka Cetic Woodcare)

It has been some time since I last blogged and during my absence I have received a query about Heritage Woodcare, what it is, what it will do, how you use it, etc. I thought,then, to celebrate my return , I will tell you about Heritage Woodcare.





Heritage Woodcare is made in Dublin by Drigate Products (Mfg)Ltd. Drigate Products is a 21 year old family company based on the outskirts of Dublin.They are commited to manufacturing and supplying the very best traditional cleaning and nurturing products to care for your personal and household possesions.


Many of their products are based on Victorian craftsmans recipes containing old fashioned tried and tested ingredients but updated, using modern technology, to cope with 21st century developments.Heritage Woodcare is just one example of their approach to bringing the very very best products to your attention.


Heritage Woodcare is a twentyfirst century polish based on a tried and tested recipe that is centuries old and was known only by the grand masters of the furniture crafts. The competition for perfection in the cleaning, polishing, and preservation of wooden furniture between these rival grandmasters can still be seen today when looking at many priceless antiques. In order, to get the desired results, these grandmasters would spend hours, sometimes days, working on a single item.


Few people today have the time, or the patience, of these grandmasters, so after much research, and backed up by modern technology, this centuries old recipe has been updated to produce Heritage Woodcare. which gives the same outstanding results in a fraction of the time.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use and has a variety of uses. In my next blogs I will tell you more about it and also about its sister product, Heritage Leathercare. Both products can be bought online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

How to keep Leather Clothing And Footwear Clean and polished

recently I have been telling you about Heritage Leathercare and its' various uses and I am now going to tell how to use it on clothing and footwear.Heritage Leathercare is ideal for use on leather clothing (jackets, skirts, trousers, etc) particularly Motor Bike Leathers. It is also ideal for leather boots (riding boots, work boots, etc) and shoes As it is colourless Heritage Leathercare can be used on any colour although white or similar light colours, may need to be cleaned first. Simply wipe over with a soapy cloth, paying special attention to areas where there is a buildup of marks. Ensure your leather is totally dry and you are then ready. On darker colours your Heritage will clean as it polishes. Take your sponge (provided) and wipe over the surface of your Heritage Leathercare, removing any surplus by wiping on the inside edge of your container. You then simply wipe over your leather in circular motions, ensuring your leather is not greasy (if it is then just buff up using a clean and dry soft cloth). Heritage Leathercare feeds, polishes,and protects your leather, leaving a water resistant finish.As stated your Heritage will clean and polish your leather boots and shoes at the same time, keeping them soft and water resistant It's ease of use makes it especially suitable for motor bike boots and knee length leather fashion boots.Note: Heritage Leathercare is NOT recommended for use on suede, nubuck or nappa leathers. You can obtain Heritage Leathercare online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Thursday, 31 March 2011

How do I keep my leather suite looking good?

Since I last posted I received a phone call from a couple who wanted help with caring for their leather suite. They asked me about Heritage Leathercare and was it suitable, mentioning in passing that their suite was new and they were looking for help to keep it looking like new. Heritage Leathercare (also known as Celtic Leathercare) feeds, polishes and protects leather and leaves a water resistant finish It is also colourless so can be used on any colour. Another advantage of Heritage is that it will also clean most colours although white and similar pale colours may, need washing first. To do this, wash with pure soap (Simple Soap,Dreft, soap flakes, etc.) and dry thoroughly making sure your leather is totally dry before applying your Heritage. Heritage Leathercare is very easy to use.Using the sponge provided, wipe it across the surface of the polish and remove any excess by wiping across the inside edge of the tub. Then apply to your leather by wiping very sparingly, in circular motions. On completion, your leather should not be greasy to the touch. If it is greasy, buff it up using a clean, dry and soft cloth.To keep your leather furniture in a supple condition and looking good it is recommended that you apply your Heritage Leathercare 3 or 4 times per year as a minimum. Heritage Leathercare can be obtained online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Have you tried Heritage Leathercare? Part 2

In my last post I introduced you to Heritage Leathercare. This is a great product that is so easy to use!

Heritage Leathercare feeds, polishes, protects leather leaving a water resistant finish and will also clean most colours. It is ideal for use on leather furniture, leather car seats and interiors, leather clothing (jackets, skirts, etc.), leather footwear (including leather fashion boots and football boots), leather cases (brief cases and suitcases) and handbags, etc., and being colouless, can be used on any colour. We DON'T recommend its use on suede, nubuck or nappa leathers.

Heritage Leathercare will clean most colours but for use on white and similar pale colours we do suggest washing first. This is best done with pure soap (baby soap, Simple Soap, soap flakes, Dreft, etc.) Use a clean, colourfast cloth that has been soaked in your soapy solution and squeezed out so it is not dripping wet. Wipe over your leather to remove grease and grime and then wipe off the soapy solution using a clean cloth . Make sure your leather is totally dry before using your Heritage Leathercare. As already stated, washing is only needed on white and similar pale colours

Using the sponge provided, wipe over the surface of your Heritage and remove any surplus by scaping your sponge on the inside edge of your tub. All you need do now is wipe in cicular motions making sure your leather is not left greasy. If it is. buff up using a soft, clean cloth, otherwise you do not need to do so. And that is it, job done!

You can buy Heritage Leathercare online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Have you tried Heritage Leathercare ?

Have you tried Heritage Leathercare (sometimes known as Celtic Leathercare)? Do you know how good it is ? Do you know that it is very easy to use? Do you know you can use it on your leather furniture, leather car seats and interiors, leather clothing and footwear, etc. ?

In this post I will tell you something about it.Made in their Dublin facility by Drigate Products, Heritage Leathercare is a traditional 19th century leather balsam containing original, old fashioned ingredients including beeswax. These are well known in the trade for protecting and revitalising the leather used in leathercraft (and indeed the stitching). Many craftspeople and professionals will vouch for its tried and tested formula.

The results obtained with Heritage Leathercare are instantaneous and long lasting. Whilst newer leather products benefit from a shine and protection unsurpassed by modern polishes not containing our ingredients older, tired leather is left revitalised and more supple.

Heritage Leathercare is generally regarded as one of the most economical on the market in this day and age.

You can obtain Heritage Leathercare online online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/heritage-leathercare/cat_4.html

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Can I clean all the different finishes in my kitchen with the same product?

Another query I had concerned the use of Heritage Woodcare (sometimes known as Celtic Woodcare) in the kitchen.

I have told you how it is ideal for use on your furniture,how it cleans ( including the removal of grease and grime, nicotine buildup, ring marks, etc.) and polishes at the same time. Well, in your kitchen it will remove all that same buildup - the grease, the grime, the ring and water marks, etc.

Every time we cook we are releasing water and grease into the atmosphere. This then settles on work surfaces, cupboards, cooker hoods, even the floor. Regular washing of the floor keeps it clean and grease free, thus safe to walk on. Heritage Woodcare will do a similar job on your work surfaces and cupboards and will also remove most of the water marks that will gather round your cooker, sink, kettle, etc. Use your Heritage to clean your work surfaces, cupboard doors, etc. It also gives excellent results on your washing machine and dishwasher!

Use it in the usual way, (see my previous post). You can also use it on your cooker hoods to remove the dried on grease. When preparing your cloth and having squeezed it out out, do not then ring it out but leave it reasonably damp, wipe over the cooker hood last thing at night. Do this for about a week and the oils in your Heritage will gradually penetrate the dried on grease meaning you will eventually just wipe it off.

You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

How do I remove years of neglect (buildup of grease, grime and nicotine) from my bedroom furniture

I'm back after a family crisis!

During my absence, I received an email from a reader who was having some problems sorting out some bedroom furniture she has recently aquired. Aparently, using one of the freecycle websites, she was given a bedroom suite (drawers, dresser and wardrobe) for her daughter who is just setting up home. She was told that the furniture was in a bit of a state and would need cleaning but wasn't quite prepared for how much work would be needed. She went online for some advice and came across this blog and has emailed me for some advice.

From her description of the condition of the furniture it just needed a thor0ugh clean as, apart from being dirty, there didn't appear to be much wrong. The dirt appeared to be years of neglect - dust, grease and nicotine. I advised her that Heritge Woodcare should do the job but may need more than one application.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use. Give your bottle a thorough shake, pour some into a container, take any soft, clean cloth and soak in the polish, squeeze and wring the cloth out till it is damp dry and pour the excess polish back into your bottle. You are now ready.

All you do now is wipe, following the grain. Should the result be streaky or patchy, more than one application will be needed, otherwise the job is done and there is no need to buff up.

Heritage Woodcare is available online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

How do I clean my kitchen with the minimum of effort.

How do I clean my kitchen with the minimum of effort? This was a question posed to me by a correspondent a short while ago. Did you know that Heritage Woodcare is excellent at cleaning white kitchen goods, car bodywork and similar finishes? My correspondent wasn't aware that her Heritage Woodcare was so versatile even though she has used it for many years!

In your kitchen, there is no need to change products and cloths for all the different surfaces. Just use your Heritage. Prepare your cloth in the usual way i.e. give your bottle a really good shake, pour some polish into a container, take any clean, soft and dry cloth, soak it in the polish, squeeze and wring your cloth out till it is damp dry, then pour any remaining polish back into your bottle and you are now ready.

Using your Heritage Woodcare is very easy as all you do is wipe! On your wood, wipe in the direction of the grain for best results, and, there is no need to buff up!If it goes streaky there is no need to worry, it just indicates that more than one application is needed. Continue to use the same cloth (if it is not dry or too dirty) on your washing machine, dishwasher, etc.Heritage Woodcare is oil based so, in addition to cleaning your white goods, it leaves a protective finish.

For your car, wash in the usual way to remove grit, etc. that will scratch your bodywork, dry the car off (using a Super Shammy - contact us for details!) prepare your cloth as above and just wipe in circular motions ensuring you polish all the bodywork. The real benefit of using Heritage is that there is no need to buff up!

You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Saturday, 5 February 2011

How can I remove nicotine from wood furniture?

Following my recent post about removing bitumen from wood floors I have now had an enquiry about removing nicotine from furniture.


Some time ago I posted about a cheap oak chest of drawers bought from an antique shop. In this post I said, the reason it was so cheap was because it came in a house clearance from someone who had been a heavy smoker. The drawers were very dirty and covered in nicotine.I had been asked if Heritage Woodcare would remove all this buildup of nicotine and grime.




As Heritage Woodcare works by removing all the buildup of silicons, waxes, grease and grime and in the process also removing most white heat, ring and water marks I felt it would therefore, successfully remove all the buildup from the drawers including the nicotine and, at the same time, should make them smell a little fresher.


Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use . Give your bottle a really good shake, pour some into a container, take any soft and clean cloth, soak it in the polish and squeeze and wring the cloth out till it is damp dry. Pour the remaining polish back into your bottle.You are now ready and all you do now is wipe, possibly more than once, following the direction of the grain . As previously stated, Heritage Woodcare removes all the build up of silicons, waxes , grease and grime and as the nicotine is in the buildup, that will be removed at the same time.


Heritage Woodcare is available online, visit www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Friday, 4 February 2011

How can I clean tar (bitumen) from my leather car seats

Following earlier posts about removing bitumen from wood flooring.I have now had enquiries about removing it from leather.

I was demonstrating Heritage Woodcare at a show a while ago and someone told me about his experiences.Apparently he had not long bought a brand new Jaguar car with cream leather upholstery and was driving it through an area where the road had recently been resurfaced. Somehow a piece of grit covered in tar (bitumen) became trapped between his trousers and the car seat covering both in tar. He went on to say that although the trousers were ruined he had rescued the leather seat by wiping it over with Heritage Woodcare.I thanked him for the information and advised him to wash that particular seat with pure soap and then condition it with Heritage Leathercare.

So, to answer the query about removing bitumen from leather, wipe the leather with a cloth prepared with Heritage Woodcare (see my previous post for instructions on how to prepare your cloth), having done that wash your leather with pure soap (Simple Soap, baby soap, soap flakes, Dreft, etc.), make sure your leather is totally dry, then condition with Heritage Leathercare

Heritage Woodcare and Heritage Leathercare are both available online, visit www.heritagepolish.com/shop/index.php Heritage Woodcare can also be obtained from http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

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Sunday, 30 January 2011

How do I remove bitumen from my parquet floor?

Following my article of 17th November I am still receiving enquiries about removing bitumen, particularly from wood parquet floors. Bitumen (or tar as it is sometimes known) is used as an adhesive to stick wood flooring, particularly parquet and similar types of wood flooring.

Over time the bitumen seeps up between the joints leaving black marks on the floor.I had this problem on my own floors.My wife and I decided to replace the carpet from the hall and stairs To make the job easier and cheaper I took up the existing carpet myself only to find a parquet floor underneath. I could also see the floor continued into the lounge. After much persuasion my wife agreed to not replacing the carpet on the understanding that I cleaned the floor and did all the maintenance!

The floor that was revealed was very dirty and appeared to have a lot of black marks, (which I subsequently found to be bitumen) between the wood tiles. After several attempts at sweeping the floor I managed to pick up all the dust. I then got down on my hands and knees (I could in those days!) and used Scotchbrite (a non scratch scourer) soaked in Heritage Woodcare and "scrubbed" the whole floor. I finished up with a floor that looked really clean and had a slight sheen, I was also pleased to note that all the bitumen that had seeped up between the joints had been removed Now every time I sweep the floor it also restores the sheen and wiping over with my Heritage Woodcare once per month is all that is required to keep my floor looking really good

.Heritage Woodcare is available online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

In my last post I told you about Heritage Woodcare and having received some enquiries recently about removing bitumen from wood floors I will use this post to tell you how Heritage does it.

Bitumen or tar as it is sometimes known is often used as an adhesive to stick wood flooring, particularly parquet and similar types of wood flooring. Over time the bitumen seeps up between the joints leaving black marks on the floor.I had this problem on my own floors.

My wife and I decided to replace the carpet from the hall and stairs To make the job easier and cheaper I took up the existing carpet myself only to find a parquet floor underneath. I could also see the floor continued into the lounge. After much persuasion my wife agreed to not replacing the carpet on the understanding that I cleaned the floor and did all the maintenance!

The floor that was revealed was very dirty and appeared to have a lot of black marks, which I subsequently found to be bitumen, between the wood tiles. After several attempts at sweeping the floor I managed to pick up all the dust. I then got down on my hands and knees (I could in those days!) and used Scotchbrite (a non scratch scourer) soaked in Heritage Woodcare and "scrubbed" the whole floor. I finished up with a floor that looked really clean and had a slight sheen, I was also pleased to note that all the bitumen that had seeped up between the joints had been removedNow every time I sweep the floor it also restores the sheen and wiping over with my Heritage Woodcare once per month is all that is required to keep my floor looking really good.

Heritage Woodcare is available online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Sunday, 16 January 2011

How can I keep my my wood furniture and wood floors clean and polished with the minimum effort?

Recently I have had a number of queries about Heritage Woodcare (also known as Celtic Woodcare).

It is some time since my last post as I have been ill over the festive period so in this post I will tell you about Heritage Woodcare. Made in their Dublin facility by Drigate Products, Heritage Woodcare is a twentyfirst century polish based on a tried and tested recipe that is centuries old and was known only by the grand masters of the furniture crafts. The constant striving for perfection in the cleaning, polishing, and preservation of wooden furniture between these rival grandmasters can still be seen today when looking at many priceless antiques.In order, to get the desired results, these grandmasters would spend hours, sometimes days, working on a single item.

Few people today have the time, or the patience, of these grandmasters, so, after much research, and backed up by modern technology, this centuries old recipe has been updated to produce Heritage Woodcare. which gives the same outstanding results in a fraction of the time.

Heritage Woodcare is very easy to use. Take your bottle, give it a really good shake and pour some into a container. Take any soft, clean cloth, soak it in the polish, squeeze and wring your cloth out and then pour the polish remaining in your container back into your bottle. You are now ready!

To clean and polish your furniture you simply wipe, following the grain of the wood. Heritage Woodcare cleans and polishes at the same time, removing the build-up of silicons, waxes, grease and grime thus restoring your furniture back to its original finish. Please note, heavy build-ups of grease and grime may require more than one application. It will also remove most white heat marks, ring marks and water marks although again, more than one application may be needed.

There are many other uses for your Heritage Woodcare which I will tell you about in the next few posts.

You can buy Heritage Woodcare online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/buy-woodcare

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my readers

May I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a happy and prosperous New Year.

I have been offline for some time over the Festive period owing to illness. Just before Christmas I managed to pick up the flu' bug that was going the rounds. This took its toll and laid me up for some time but I am now in the recovery phase and am back so look out for some exciting developments in the next few months.

Incidentally it is great to see the England Cricket Team doing so well don't you think. It is, however, tragic to see the extent of the floods and my heart goes out to those people affected.