DIY Wax Wood Finish

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This is a simple mixture of oil and wax that can be applied to wood for a light protective finish that retains the wood's natural look.

Supplies: beeswax, coconut oil, aluminum foil, scale, and a vessel for heating. I used an old bread pan on my stove top on low.

Step 1:

Note any temperatures on your labels, as this wax can become more fluid when stored at higher temperatures.

Step 2: Melt Beeswax

Smaller pieces will melt faster but if it is too difficult to cut, melt it slowly as one block. I used 1 part wax and 1 part oil, the wax weighed 1 lb.

Step 3: Add Oil 1:1

Add the coconut oil and continue to heat on low until it all melts.

Remove from the heat and allow it to cool for a few hours before use. Apply to a clean cloth and rub it into the wood surface, wipe off any excess.

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    3 months ago

    Interesting idea. I had never thought about making my own waxing products. I might have to try this.