how to strip wax from a coffee table

How to Strip Wax From a Coffee Table

Do you have an old coffee table that’s been covered in wax? If your coffee table is starting to look dull and lifeless, you may be thinking it’s time to strip off the wax and give it a new lease of life. Here’s how:

Step 1: Prepare the Area

Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need. This includes:

  • A vacuum cleaner
  • Latex gloves
  • Old rags
  • Bucket/tub
  • Mild detergent
  • Wax remover

Start by vacuuming the table to remove dust and debris. Cover the area with newspapers or an old sheet and put on some gloves before proceeding.

Step 2: Remove the Wax

Make a mixture of one cup of water and one tablespoon of mild detergent in a bucket or tub. Soak your old rag in the mixture and wring it out. Wipe down the table with the cloth, working slowly in circular motions until most of the wax has been removed.

Step 3: Apply Wax Remover

If there is still wax residue on the surface, you will need to use a wax remover to remove it. Apply the wax remover according to the product directions, and use old rags to wipe it away. Once the wax has been completely removed, wipe down the coffee table with a clean dry cloth.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Clean the area thoroughly once the wax has been stripped away and polish the surface with furniture polish or beeswax. Let the surface dry before use.

And there you have it!

Your coffee table should now look as good as new. By following these simple steps, you can strip the wax off your table and restore its original shine.

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