How To Beeswax A Pine Table? (Step By Step Guide)

Beeswax is used all over the world for it’s natural properties and great results on wood. It can be used on treated or untreated wood as a maintenance balm.

How do you beeswax a pine table? Follow these easy and quick steps:

  1. Pick a good/natural brand of beeswax polish
  2. Have a sponge/spare cloth handy
  3. Decide if your table needs sanding back (If so this will need to be sanded back first)
  4. Application of beeswax polish with applicator
  5. Wipe with extra cloth to take off any excess. (Repeat If needed)

This is the short answer! Below we will go into great depth how exactly how to apply beeswax polish on a pine table or any table for that matter. Please stay tuned.

How To Beeswax A Pine Table

We recommend doing these below steps for ongoing care of your pine table.

  1. Deciding if your table needs sanding back:
    Many tables that are old or have have excess varnish or paint, you may want to remove this before applying any polish to this . To do this you will need to a piece of sandpaper or a orbital sander. Remove the varnish/paint gently until the wood looks smooth.
  1. Picking a reputable beeswax:
    Picking the right beeswax is important as some are better than others. It is best to search for one that has beeswax with natural oils. If you can find one that has great reviews online, and look for one that is free from essential oils is better. The best type of oils (apart from beeswax is mineral oil/jojoba oil or sunflower oil).
  1. Use a sponge applicator:
    Sponges work really well for the application of beeswax, as the ingredients stay within the sponge, making it really easy for rubbing into the wood. It also means you won’t waste any product as a cloth absorbs more liquid than a sponge does.

4. Extra cloth handy: A extra cloth is needed for wiping any excess beeswax over the wood, to give a nice dry finish. It is especially handy if you have any outdoor furniture as this will stop any insects or dirt sticking to the beeswax.

Please Note: If you have a brand new pine table that is untreated you will need to apply beeswax polish multiple times. This is to make sure the oils really sink into the wood.

Is Beeswax Good For Pine Wood?

There are generally two types of waxes that are used for wooden tables/furniture being:

Beeswax: Is made from and produced from the honeycomb. The wax is made into scales, produced by worker bees.

Carnulla Wax: Is a vegan wax that is made from carnauba palm which is a native plant from Brazil. It is a wax made from leaves and this is why it is Vegan.

Beeswax is a better quality wax when used for a beeswax polish for pine wood. As it

  1. Seals and locks out Moisture
    When you apply a wood wax that contains beeswax it will lock in the oils that are contained within the beeswax polish. So if you have bought a polish that contains jojoba oil and sunflower it will mean that those oils will stay within the wood, and not dry the wood out.
  2. Waterproofs the Wood
    The beeswax in the polish waterproofs the wood. So this is especially handy if you have outdoor wooden furniture including pine tables or furniture, or even pine decking. The elements being rain and hail will affect the wood over time, so keeping a beeswax polish with this ingredient will stop the water damaging the wood. This also goes for wooden chopping boards too, please note though that you must have natural oils blended with the beeswax to use this on wooden chopping boards, as it needs to be food grade.

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