Thursday, April 4, 2013

How To Apply Furniture Wax

I have received many requests on how to apply furniture wax and what brand I use. I'm going to share with you today what I like to use;

Pic 1 - I use a plain white tee shirt and apply a small amount of clear wax. Work in small sections at a time. Do not apply wax to your entire piece of furniture at once. Then to go back to rub it in. I found the wax tends to dry and you don't want that.
Pic 2 - When I apply the wax I go in a clockwise motion.
Pic 3 & 4 - Use another clean tee shirt and going in a clockwise motion to rub in the wax. Continue this motion till you feel the tee shirt is gliding on the surface. Also, when you touch the piece of furniture it should feel smooth to the touch.
Pic 5 - In this picture the top half of the table to the middle you can see a faint line this is where I left off when I applied the wax. Once I rubbed in the wax, I then over lap the first section when I am applying more wax.
 Pic 6,7,8,9 - The table all done.

To summarize this post is apply the wax clockwise and rub in the wax going left, just like in the original movie, The Karate Kid. The two brands I have used are Annie Sloan clear wax and minwax clear wax paste. The Annie Sloan is low odor and easy to use, however the minwax has a strong odor. I plan on picking up the SC Johnson paste wax and giving this one a try. Diane from In My Own Style recommends it. Thanks for stopping by and see you all on Tuesday. Have a Bless Weekend!




  1. Hi Vanessa,
    Your site is awesome! I would love to learn how to paint furniture. I have a few pieces that could be redone. You do beautiful work.

    I have a dear friend who lives many miles away from me so she can't paint my stuff but she has a business painting, too. Here is her link in case you want to see her stuff and get to know her:

    She could maybe give you tips on how to build up your business. Kudos to you and I hope it goes well!

    We are following you and look forward to more projects!

  2. Hi Vanessa,

    I hope you are doing well! Thank you for this helpful information :) Have a blessed weekend!


  3. wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted Friday!

  4. Annie Sloan was my favorite wax until I tried Miss Mustard Seed's wax. Hers is like butter! I love it! Life to the full! Melissa

  5. Love this project. It looks beautiful! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!


  6. This is absolutely amazing.. love it!


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