How to Wax Wood Kitchen Cabinets

What You'll Need
Mild soap
Warm water
Small paintbrush
Nonabrasive washcloth
Wood paste wax

If your wood kitchen cabinets are looking a little dirty or scoffed-up, it's time to give them a good waxing. Fortunately, with the aid of a few household tools, your cabinets can look as good as new in no time.

Step 1 - Clean Your Cabinets

You'll need to administer a thorough cleaning to your wood kitchen cabinets before proceeding to wax them. Using a nonabrasive washcloth that's been lightly dampened in a mixture of mild liquid soap and warm water, proceed to remove any caked-on dirt, dust or other debris from your cabinets.

Step 2 - Wipe Down

Once the cabinets are dirt-free, wipe them down with a water-dampened cloth to remove any remaining traces of your homemade cleaning solution.

Step 3 - Apply Your Wax

After your cabinets have fully dried, use a small paintbrush to carefully apply your wood paste wax in smooth vertical strokes. Once the wax has been properly applied, allow it to dry for amount of time specified on the product's packaging, after which you will need to use a nonabrasive cloth to buff the cabinets. When proceeding to buff your wood kitchen cabinets, take care to use broad, circular motions.