Depending on where you ride and how often, might want to wax your board once a week or once a month. Mostly you would like to have it hard coated and save the trouble of spending a lot of money for professional service. Here are few fairly easy steps to do it right at home with already available tools.


  1. Get your Supplies

The first thing would be to get the supplies. In a limited setting, this means:

  • Slab of wax
  • Screwdriver
  • Iron
  • Crapper
  • Cleaning brush

The wax you need depends on where you live. There are different temperatures at which you can get them such as -5 degrees C. The scrapper will be used to remove the wax after it cools. The brush is with medium hard bristles to remove the dirt and polish the surface before and after removing the wax. The iron is a normal one that you use to press your clothes with.

  1. Prepare your Snowboard now

  • Needs the last item from the list, a screwdriver. This is needed to remove the attachments from over the board. We want this completely free and smooth of any attachments.
  • Once, you have removed them; polish it with the brush to remove any dirt and sediments that are deposited over the board. Clean it properly. You can also use the spray kind of surface cleaner. The end result is a neat and plane surface.
  1. Wax your Snowboard

Having prepared the flat surface of the board we do waxing now. This involves two sub-steps, waxing and removing.

  • First, we take the block of wax and stick it onto the iron. Because the iron is hot, the wax starts to melt.
  • Allow the drops of wax to fall evenly all over the board.
  • Start from one end and with few inches gap keep them falling until the whole board across length and width is covered.
  • Keep the wax block aside.
  • Take the hot iron and press the board with a frequent circular motion without stopping. This is to evenly distribute the wax all over the board. Just iron on the board without pause so that some area might not get overheated or burn.
  • Now, keep the board for like an hour to let the wax absorbed into the board. Now, with the scrapper remove all the wax. Finally, use the brush to remove any remaining traces of wax.

Can you wax your snowboard yourself?

If you are taking a snowboarding trip, we recommend you have your snowboard hot waxed at your local shop or DIY. Regardless, you‘ll need to wax your board in the near future, so make sure you purchase some extra wax. The type of wax you use on your board depends on the temperature of the snow you‘ll be riding.

Do you need an iron to wax a snowboard?

Yes, you can use a traditional clothes iron to wax skis or a snowboard, but there are some things to be aware of. First, don’t plan on using the iron on your clothes again – you‘ll almost certainly ruin them with wax.

How long should it take to wax a snowboard?

Waxing your snowboard is incredibly easy once you know what you are doing. With all the necessary equipment it should take around 20-25 minutes to wax a board. Regular waxes keep your board running fast while providing a protective layer for your base.

How should a waxed snowboard feel?

Step 7: After scraping off the excess wax, your base should feel smooth to the touch. Stand the board on end and look down the base to ensure no lumps or wax was missed during the scraping process. It is also important to remove any wax that may be left of the metal edges of your board.

What happens if you don’t wax your snowboard?

Snowboard wax coats the bottom of the board to provide protection and to repel the water from the snow which allows you to glide better across the snow. If you don’t wax your snowboard you will not be able to ride as fast and your board will not be protected and at a higher risk for rust and abrasion or damage.

Do I scrape all the wax off my snowboard?

Scrape And Buff It

If the conditions are really slushy (or you’re just lazy), don’t bother scraping the wax; it will come off as you ride. But the proper way to finish your wax job is to scrape off all the excess, then buff it. With small, tip-to-tail motions, shave off the wax with a plastic scraper.

Can you wax your snowboard too much?

For maximum performance on a sintered base you probably want to wax every 2-3 full days of riding. But if you don’t want to have to wax that often you don’t have to – you just may not get maximum speed and performance out of your board every time you ride. If you can make that sacrifice you can wax less often.

How do I know if my snowboard is in good condition?

Can you put too much wax on a snowboard?

You might think leaving some wax on the base of the snowboard is going to make you go a bit faster on the hill but no, you‘re WRONG! Leaving excess wax on the base is actually going to dry the base out quicker.

How do I know if my snowboard needs sharpening?

How do you know when your snowboard edges need to be sharpened? If your edge feels blunt or ‘burred’ when you rub it gently with your thumb then it might be time for you to get your edges sharpened. This is usually the test to see if it’s time for a sharpen.

Can I use car wax on snowboard?

Car wax is too slippery, you’ll go way too fast with car wax. Stick with the stuff that they make for the snowboards. About your problem.

How long does factory wax last on a snowboard?

Regardless of the brand, a factory wax lasts about a week on snow, more or less depending on how it’s factory waxed (rub on or hot wax), what the snow conditions are, and how much park features you ride. If you’re a rail slayer, 1–3 days as most of the wax will come off onto rails and boxes.

Should I wax my snowboard at the end of the season?

Wax your snowboard with a waxing iron.

Although regular waxing during the winter is important too, be sure to also apply a thick layer of wax on your snowboard in the summer to preserve it during the off-season. Just be sure to remove the wax before the next time you go snowboarding.

Do YES snowboards come waxed?

Every new board, regardless of brand, is shipped with a lousy wax job. Yes, you can ride it, but the performance will be meh and it certainly won’t hold for more than a day, especially if you are riding NE manmade and this year there is nothing but.

How often should I tune my snowboard?

Just like skis, a snowboard should be tuned about every 20 snowboarding sessions. You will notice when your snowboard needs to be tuned when the edges start to look chipped and worn out.

How many years does a snowboard last?

As long as your board is stored dry, well supported and waxed, it can last for over 10 years in storage without deteriorating too much. Most riders store their boards for about 6 months in between seasons each year.

Does my snowboard need to be waxed?

We suggest waxing your snowboard every three or four times that you go riding, and even more often if you are doing it yourself. There are a few ways to check your snowboard’s base in order to tell if you need a hot wax. A dry base will start on the edges of the bottom of your snowboard.

How much does it cost to wax a snowboard?

Snowboard Tuning
Services for Snowboards Price
Sharpen, Wax & Glide $55
Debur & Wax $30
Hot Wax $20
Wax $10