How to Use Minwax Finishing Paste

Whether it's a dresser, side table or antique desk, you want your wooden furniture to stand out.
Add luster and shine to your lovely furniture.Add luster and shine to your lovely furniture.
Finishing waxes, such as Minwax Paste Finishing Wax, will give your wood furniture the glossy shine it deserves. This finishing wax is simple to apply to your furniture and only requires clean cloths and a little elbow grease.

Step 1

Use one cloth to remove any dust and dirt from your wood furniture. Use a grease-cutting cleaner to remove any grease or oil stains.

Step 2

Dip a second other cloth in the Minwax Paste Finishing Wax and spread evenly over the wood in a thin, even layer.

Step 3

Allow the finishing wax to dry completely.

Step 4

Buff the furniture to a high shine using a third dry cloth and short circular motions all over the wood furniture.

Things You Will Need

  • 3 dry cloths
  • Grease-cutting cleanser
  • Minwax Paste Finishing Wax


  • Apply a second coat of the finishing wax if your wood furniture did not previously have a finish applied to it.

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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.