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How to remove Beeswax stain from wood for normal staining?

Postby air004 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:34 am

I recently started to stain our new wooden front doors with a beeswax stain however am not happy with the results. I would therefore like to remove it & use a regular wood stain / dye instead however do not know what to use to remove the stuff!

Can somebody please advise me on the best methods for doing this?

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Postby jules369 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:33 am

Try using Colron wax remover with fine steel wool, this will remove the wax but i don't think it will get rid of the stain. You may have to sand it off.
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Postby Stuart B » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:49 pm


Try meths & wire wool!

My problem wan't quite the same as yours but still involved getting rid of wax. I'm doing a complete redecoration of a 1950's place which has brushed wax wood everywhere (doors, skirting, architrave, etc). I wanted to remove the wax so I can paint the wood & obviously needed to get a good surface to paint on. No-one seemed to have any ideas apart from dipping or replacing everything - then I chanced to mention the problem at my local hardware store and a chap said he'd heard that meths works well. So I tried it & it works a treat.

It may not help you with the stain, but it will get rid of your wax.

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Postby pablo2 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:51 pm

Hi there

As mentioned meths will help disolve the wax but it will be difficult t to remove completely it shouldn't have penetrated to deep so sanding may be an option or a pumice mix , how much you need to remove will depend on what finish you now require and what colour , as a side note don't use steel wool if the door is oak.

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