The 3 reasons you want to get this first step right:
1. Do it naturally without exposing yourself to harmful chemicals.
2. A clean board will give you the best result in the next chapter.
3. Step 2 is oddly satisfying.
STEP 1 – POWER OF THE SUN
We are going to borrow the power of the sun in our first step. Simply leave your board, waxed side up, in direct sun light for 10 – 20 minutes or until wax is softened. There is no need to use harsh chemicals to achieve this.
STEP 2 – SCRAP IT OFF!
Using a wax comb, start to scrap off the old wax off your board. Is it me or is this part extremely satisfying? There is no need to rush. Be here and now, The process is almost meditative.
STEP 3 – EXTRA SPARKLY
if you want to take off absolutely every single bit of wax and leave nothing to chance, apply a little bit of coconut oil on a dry cloth and rub it over the spots. Just make sure you dry off the oil properly for your new coat.
Check the bottom of the board. You never know if pieces of wax snuck under the deck. You want a nice clean bottom for that smooth flow in the water.