I use Johnson's paste wax or Rain Dance car wax, Eagle One on painted surfaces.
Johnson's for winter dressing. I remove it with mineral spirits before I cut anything that wax would affect.
Rain Dance paste wax in the spring and again when I notice any drag against the table or the fences.
The Eagle One has Teflon in it and I use it once on the painted surfaces when I set up my shop tools. I use it occasionally on my nail guns and my saws, or any metal parts painted or not.
Beeswax is great on the bottom of a plane. Wipe it down, buff it, right before you use it. Amazing how smooth a cut you can get. I've never had a problem with any finish after using beeswax.
Bainbridge Island, is that New York?