how to get a wax finish off a coffee table

Getting Wax Finish Off a Coffee Table

It is quite common to apply wax finish to wooden furniture as it provides a protective coating against scratches and moisture. However, if you have a wax finish on your coffee table and want to remove it, here is what to do:

Materials You Will Need:

  • Iron
  • Plenty of old towels
  • A soft cloth


  • Place an old towel over the waxed area on the coffee table.
  • Warm up the wax with the iron. This needs to be done on a low temperature setting and you should be gentle.
  • Repeat the process until the wax softens and starts to melt. Start pressing the iron over the towel in an up and down motion.
  • Replace the towel as it gets wax on it until all the wax has been absorbed.
  • Run the cloth over the area and polish the wood.


  • Do not leave the iron in one spot for too long as it could burn the wood.
  • Do not use too much pressure as it could damage the wood.

Hopefully these tips will help you get a wax finish off your coffee table with ease. If you are still having difficulty, you can seek the help of a professional.

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