How to Remove Beeswax From Wood

Beeswax has been used many years as a sealant and finish for wood works, wood flooring and wooden furniture. If for one reason or another the beeswax needs replaced, it can be removed by using simple, household items and a bit of elbow grease.

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Things You'll Need

  • Hair dryer

  • Lemon oil

  • Sponge

  • Dry cloth

Step 1

Turn on the hairdryer to medium heat.

Step 2

Hold the hair dryer no more than 6 inches from the beeswax. The wax will begin to soften.

Step 3

Wipe up the beeswax using the dry cloth.

Step 4

Put some lemon oil on a sponge and wipe any spots of loose wax that remain.

Tip

You may need more than one dry cloth if the beeswax covers a large area. Do not hold the hair dryer over the wood longer than is necessary to loosen the wax, as this can damage the wood.

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