When your wood garage door starts looking a little worse for wear, it might need a good polishing. There are tons of commercial wood polish on the market, but these days people prefer natural methods. While you can debate “green” all you want, a natural cleaner for polishing your wood door is a great idea.
Beeswax polish is cheap and simple to make, and is safe to use! Commercial wood polish usually contains petroleum as a base, and beeswax does a better job anyway!
How to Make Beeswax Polish For Your Wood Garage Door
The recipe is easy: beeswax and oil. You can use either olive oil or coconut oil. The first step is pouring the oil in a microwave safe dish. Then grate some beeswax into the oil. You want a ratio of 1 part beeswax to 4 parts oil.
Heat up the mixture in the microwave until the max is melted. This can take several minutes. Stir the wax and oil together until its totally incorporated. Let is cool, and voila! Beeswax polish!
How to Clean Your Wooden Doors with Beeswax Polish
First wipe down your doors with a vinegar and water mixture. This helps remove the dust and any other dirt from the doors and will make polishing much easier. Let the door dry naturally before you begin polishing.
Once the doors are dry, apply the polish directly onto the door. Take a soft cloth and start rubbing the polish into the door. Starting from the upper left corner and working down to the bottom right is a good method.
Apply the polish as evenly as possible. Once you’re done, wait for the wax to get hard. This can take several minutes. After the wax is hard, take your cloth and scrub the door until the wax turns glossy. Make sure to scrub the entire door for an even look.