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How to wax a wooden floor

How to wax a WOODEN floor


1. Open some windows to keep the room well ventilated, remove all furniture and carpet from the room.
2. Sweep the floor then Vacuum to get rid of dust and debris.
3. Use a wax stripper or hire an electric floor scrubber to remove any old wax build-up before waxing your floor.



Wax strippers can irritate your skin, goggles should be worn and also be sure to wear gloves when using them.

4. If you're waxing a large floor area, divide the floor in to manageable sections and work within those small sections.
5. Start at the farthest corner of the room and slowly work your way towards the door.
6. Apply a thin coat of wax stripper on the floor.
7. Let it set for a couple of minutes and then scrub with a scrubbing brush. You can also use an electric floor scrubber to strip the wax.
8. Gently scrape off hard to reach wax buildup with a putty knife.
9. Apply a thin coat of wax to the scrubbing pad and start waxing at the farthest corner of the room.
10. Let it dry thoroughly before applying a second and third layer of wax.
11. Buff the floor when the coat of wax has fully dried. You can hire a buffing machine from your local DIY shop to buff larger floor areas.
12. When you’re finished buffing, mop the floor to clear any dust and debris before moving the furniture back in the room.

Adding small protective pads to the underside of any furniture legs or feet would be a good idea to prevent any damge to your newly waxed floor when you place the furniture back in the room.

Lots more diy tips are available here and a full range of internal oak doors that could also be waxed are available at