How to Remove Beeswax Build-up From Furniture
Wax build-up is specific to wood furniture, because the cleaners and polishes sold for wood generally contain wax to protect the wood surface. Regular use leaves a dull finish over time as it "builds-up." This thick coating needs to be removed to restore the natural beauty of the furniture.
You will need the following items:
- 1 quart of vinegar
- 1 quart of warm water
- Bucket or container large enough to hold 2 quarts
- Water for rinsing
- Clean soft cloth
- Furniture polish of your choice
Follow these steps and your furniture will be looking new again soon.
- Combine the quart of warm water and quart of vinegar in bucket
- Apply to beeswax build-up with soft cloth. Allow solution to sit, if needed.
- Wipe away old wax.
- Continue process until beeswax is removed.
- Rinse with clean water and dry.
- Apply favorite polish.
How to Remove Beeswax Build-up From Hair
Hair products containing beeswax can be problematic to remove, because wax is not only a shaping agent, but it's also a natural water barrrier. When shampooing alone doesn't get it done for you, there are other solutions that will work with just a bit more effort.
Things you might need:
- Warm olive oil
- Warm vinegar
- Dish detergent
To break down the wax, try one of the following:
- Start simple and wash your hair with a liquid dish detergent. These are designed to cut and remove grease from dishes. Repeat until beeswax build-up is removed.
- Saturate hair with warm olive oil or vinegar and work into hair with fingers. Rinse hair thoroughly. Repeat if needed.
- Apply a salt "scrub" while shampooing, by rubbing salt into your hair. Repeat if needed.