The worst-case scenario is when you’re in the kitchen doing all the work for a fancy dinner, the table is set with the latest linen tablecloth, the candles are lit, and everything is running smoothly. Until you accidentally push a candle, and there’s candle wax everywhere! It is best to remove the wax from the candles after it has hardened, so here are some tips to help you out!
1) Removing Wax From Glass Candle Holders
Do you have a glass candle holder with candle wax left on it? You can easily remove it by placing the glass container in the freezer. The wax will almost automatically come off.
Tip: From now on, you will never find candle wax again if you first put a little vaseline on the candle holder.
2) Removing Candle Wax from Wood
First, carefully scrape off most of the candle wax. Do not use a sharp knife as it may damage the wood. Then apply a hair dryer, but be careful not to use a powerful setting. At this point, the wax from the candle will be in liquid form and can be easily removed with kitchen paper.
There is a good chance that grease stains will remain. It might not be really noticeable, but if you are really concerned about it, scrape it off with fine-grit sandpaper.
3) Removing Candle Wax From Fabric
This trick is also easy: lay a thick layer of kitchen paper over the candle wax and iron over it. The grease will soak into the paper towel, but be careful not to hold the bolt in the same place for too long. Moving the oven paper over the stain is also practical so that the grease soaks into the “new” oven paper.
If the stain is still on the fabric, place it in hot water to remove any remaining grease. Pay attention to the fabric’s laundry label. If it is not washable, another option is to put it in the freezer. It works just like glass!
4) Removing Candle Wax From Glass Tables
Want to remove candle wax from a tabletop or other glass surface? First, try removing the candle wax with a hot sponge.
Doesn’t work? Then use a window scraper or razor blade to scrape off any residue. Is there any grease residue? Spray several times with methyl alcohol, let it sit for a while, and then wipe it off.
5) Removing Candle Wax From Tiles
To remove candle wax from rough or uneven tiles, use a small amount of turpentine oil or white spirit. It is very easy, but be careful because benzene is highly flammable.
6) Removing Candle Wax From Walls
Place an ice cube in a plastic bag. Hold it against the candle wax. The cold hardens the wax, and it will usually peel off on its own. Remove the candle wax left on the wall with your fingers.
Another idea to remove candle wax left on the wall is to use brown oven paper. Brown oven paper is used because it absorbs oil well. Place the oven paper over the stain and apply a hot iron. Be careful not to hold the iron against the candle wax for too long, just enough for the baking paper to touch the candle wax so as not to stain the wall.
7) Removing Candle Wax From Stone
Spilled candle wax on stone? Use kitchen paper and an iron. Place kitchen paper over the candle wax and iron over it. Do you have a porous stone? Use brown oven paper instead of kitchen paper. Brown oven paper absorbs oil well and draws it out of the stone.
Let us know if these few tips have helped you in the comments below!