There are few adornments so romantic, peaceful and calming than lit candles. Of course, it's easy to be clumsy. After blowing out the light you may have accidentally spilled the melted wax onto your furniture. While the resulting mess can seem daunting and a mood killer, there is no need to despair. Removing candle wax from furniture is a relatively simple process.
Things You'll Need
- Dull edge
- Soapy water
- Furniture polish (if necessary)
Allow the candle wax to harden. Attempting to remove the wax while it is still soft will only make the mess worse and more difficult to remove.
Use a dull edge, such as a butter knife, to scrape off as much of the excess wax as possible.
Dampen a wash cloth in warm, soapy water. Rub at the remaining candle wax until it is completely removed.
Dilute a small quantity of denatured alcohol in water, and apply it to the stain to remove any dye if necessary. Wash it off with soapy water and rinse thoroughly
Allow the area to dry.
Tips & Warnings
- Check with the manufacturer of your furniture for any special care directions. Use an ice cube or something cold to harden the wax. Hold the dull edge at an angle while scraping off the wax to avoid scratching your furniture. Do not dig into the wax.
- Photo Credit meormeor: Flickr.com
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