Bow String Wax Application: 5 Simple Steps for Bowstring Care

Bow String Wax Application: 5 Simple Steps for Bowstring Care

Bow string wax is critical to the longevity and performance of bowstrings. Bowstrings can become dry and brittle with age, resulting in decreased performance and even breakage.

Waxing and conditioning help to lubricate the string, strengthen it, and protect it from dirt, dust, water, and other harmful elements.

Bow String Wax Application in 5 Easy Steps

Here are the steps on how to wax bow strings to make them last longer.

Step 1: Wipe down the bowstring with a cloth to remove any accumulated dirt or dust. Do not use any water or cleaning solutions, as they may damage the string.

Step 2: Wax and condition the bowstring with Scent Assassin Bow String Wax and Conditioner. Use up-and-down strokes to achieve a thin, even layer on the entire surface of the string.


hunter showing how to wax a bowstring



Step 3: Gently massage the string wax into the bowstring with your fingertips in a circular motion.


hunter massaging bowstring after wax is applied



Step 4: After 10–15 minutes, use a clean cloth to wipe off any excess bow string wax and conditioner. Do not use water or cleaning solutions to wipe off the excess product, since it will remove the wax and conditioner.

Step 5: Allow the wax and conditioner to dry before applying a second layer (if needed).

Your bowstring is now ready to use. Enjoy shooting with a freshly waxed and perfectly conditioned bow string!

How Often Should You Wax Your Bow String

To maintain your bowstring in top condition, it's recommended that you wax it at least once a month. Keeping the string lubricated and conditioned will help extend its lifespan.

You should also wax your bowstring after any prolonged periods—such as storage or transportation—where it hasn’t been used.

If the string looks and feels dry, then it’s probably time to wax it.

When to Replace a Bowstring 

Replacing the bowstring periodically will help ensure optimal bow performance.

Depending on usage and care, it’s recommended that you replace the bow string every one to three years.

Look for signs of wear and tear such as fraying or cracked fibers.

If the bowstring breaks, replace it immediately. A broken string can cause injury or damage to the bow, and to the archer.

What Is Bow String Wax Made Of

Scent Assassin Demon String Wax and Conditioner is made entirely of natural and odorless ingredients. Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Lanolin, Vitamin E are among the ingredients.

Important Reminders 

-Always use the correct size and type of string for your bow.

-Always inspect your bowstring each time before you shoot.

-Check your string regularly for wear and tear and replace it before it becomes worn, brittle—and hazardous.

-Use the appropriate type of bow string wax for your bow string.

-Paraffin wax is NOT recommended for bowstrings as it can reduce the flexibility and strength of the string material over time.

-Using too much wax risks buildup that can lead to poor bowstring performance.


Following these simple steps regularly will preserve your bowstring’s strength and durability, and enhance your overall shooting experience.

Happy hunting and shooting this upcoming season!!