Restore Wood Furniture with Wax | DIY Instructions
Materials to Restore Wood Furniture
- Murphy Oil Soap or other mild soap
- Superfine (0000) steel wool (available at hardware stores)
- One container paste furniture wax
- 3 or 4 clean, soft cloths
Instructions to Restore Wood Furniture
Step 1. Gently wash the wood surface with a solution of mild soap and water and allow it to dry.
Step 2. Dampen a piece of steel wool and rub it on the surface of the wax so that a small amount of wax adheres to the steel wool. (If
0000 steel wool is not available, use a soft cloth. Do not use any other type of steel wool.) Now rub the wax over a small area of the
surface using small circular motions.
Step 3. Let the wax sit for 5 to 10 minutes, until it hazes over. Then gently wipe off the excess wax with a cloth.You should not be able to streak the surface of the wood after wiping.
Step 4. Buff the surface again with a new clean cloth. Don’t wait too long, or the wax will be more difficult to remove.
Step 5. Apply another coat and repeat Steps 3 and 4.
— The best way to keep waxed furniture shiny is to clean it with a feather duster or a damp rag. Don’t apply furniture polish over the wax.
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