How do I Use Briwax?

Updated February 21, 2017

Briwax is an all-natural mixture made by combining the soft and pliable beeswax and stiff carnauba wax to create a polishing and sealing wax that can also clean away dirt and grease. You can use Briwax to protect all of the wooden fixtures of your house, from the floors to the furniture and even the handrails and wall trimmings. If you have never used Briwax in your home before, just follow a few simple steps to get it right the first time.

Clean the surface where you want to apply the Briwax with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not soak the surface, just remove any dirt or dust that is on it.

Put a small amount of Briwax onto a cotton T-shirt and rub it into one spot on the surface. You want to apply a thin, even layer to this spot, so add more Briwax to the shirt if you need more.

Apply a consistent layer all over the surface until it is covered completely. Make sure there are no lumps or bare spots along the surface.

Use a clean portion of the T-shirt and vigorously rub the Briwax into the surface. You want to work the Briwax into the wood very thoroughly.

Buff away any streaks or spots on the surface and let the Briwax dry to the touch. The time it will take will depend on how large an area you are working on and how warm it is in the room.


Briwax is safe for use on wood that has no finish or lacquer, as well as other materials like leather and metal.


Don't use furniture spray to clean Briwax, as it will cause it to deteriorate and rub off.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild detergent
  • Old cotton T-shirt
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