How to Wax a Hardwood Floor

  • 4-5 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 80-650
What You'll Need
Vacuum Cleaner
Hardwood Floor Wax
Electric floor polisher (consider renting one)
Clean Cloth

You need to wax a hardwood floor if you want a flooring that is shiny, clean and brand-new looking. Waxing hardwood flooring is a simple task that you can do all by yourself. Below are the materials that you need along with the instructions on how to wax a hardwood floor.

Step 1-Clean your Working Area

Remove all the furniture in your working area. Using a vacuum cleaner and a broom, remove all the loose dirt on your hardwood floor. Lightly dampen your hardwood floor using a mop to make sure that all dusts and grime is removed from your hardwood flooring as well. Allow your hardwood floor to dry for an hour.

Step 2-Apply the Wax

Dab a clean cloth with a thin layer of floor wax. Spread the wax on your hardwood floor evenly. Start on one corner of your flooring and work your way until you have covered the entire floor area. Make sure to apply only a thin layer of wax on your hardwood floor. Allow the wax to dry for an hour before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3-Apply more Wax

Apply another thin layer of wax on your floor in the same method as you did on step 2. The first wax coating you did on step 2 will be absorbed by your hardwood floor, hence the necessity of applying additional wax coating on your hardwood floor.

Step 4-Polish

Using an electric floor polisher, buff your hardwood floor until it is shiny and as clean as new.