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wax stain removal from many different surfaces including carpet, which we all know can be very difficult and sometimes makes us so frustrated we want to take out the scissors and just cut it off. But Don’t Do IT!
Just be patient, take your time and it will be gone before you know it when you use these "How To Remove Candle Wax" steps.
I will also give your recommended tips on removing candle wax from surfaces like hard wood as well as all woods including laminate wood, Oak, Pine, and even the fair Maple Wood.
You will also learn how to remove wax from fabrics like Polyester, Acrylic Fabric, Nylon, Micro Fiber, Cotton, even Linen, and some wool especially washable wool.
Other surfaces you'll be able to be able to use How To Remove Candle Waxs methods are, Granite, Bamboo, Acrylic Plastic, Ceramic Glass Tile, Slate, Stainless Steel, Flat Paint, Hi Gloss Pain, just to name a few.
Also let us not forget the dreaded white table cloth when during special occasions we usually put a beautiful candelabras or incredible tropical candle sticks on the table to set the mood for a relaxing dinner, when all of the sudden someone says “please pass the milk......” when doing so knocks over the candle holder spilling wax everywhere...... yikes... oh yeah that’s when the Cloth Napkins, and Placemats get sprayed with wax as well doing as they say adding insult to injury.
But no worries you have the secrets to a successful clean up with how to remove candle wax tips!
So here they are, Diantha's recommendations for removing candle wax and its remedies.
Lets start with removing wax from carpet either wool or synthetic materials......
It’s actually very easy, this method is most often used for most surfaces....
Use ice wrapped in one layer of Plastic Wrap using a large enough piece to twist the ends with enough left over to grasp so that you don’t have to freeze your hand holding the ice.. or use a spray recommended for freezing wax, if using ice leave it on long enough to Freeze and harden the wax.
Gently scrape to remove excess from the surface, try to get underneath it so not to press it more into the carpet. I have used a fork to get under it and pull it up, sometimes you will have to re freeze the wax to keep it hard to take off the small pieces.
To prevent damage to the backing, add a small amount of Afta which is a professional strength cleaning fluid that evaporates quickly without leaving rings. Afta cleaning fluid removes oil-based stains, great for cleaning heavy duty adhesives or you can also use K2r Spot Lifter.
Then blot the area with an absorbent pad such as Sham Wow.
Keep repeating this process until the stain is gone.
Sometimes especially if the candle was red a bit of dye may still linger, if this is happening dilute one part rubbing alcohol with two parts water and apply it to the stain in small amounts, blotting well after each application.
Then use a damp cloth the get any left over residue and make sure it’s completely dry before anyone walks on that area.
How To Remove Candle Wax from and Cleaning Wood Furniture and wood laminate surfaces......
When you are attempting to removing wax from any wood surface make sure to take care and flow these directions.
Same as above, use ice wrapped in one layer of Plastic Wrap using a large enough piece to twist the ends with enough left over to grasp so that you don’t have to freeze your hand holding the ice or use a spray recommended for freezing wax, if using ice leave it on long enough to Freeze and harden the wax.
Gently scrape it up to avoid scratching or gouging the wood or wood laminates, if you have a soft putty knife or playable frosting knife, even a credit card, these are all great for carefully scraping the wax off..
When you have removed all the wax, you will need to buff the wax residue off the wood with a chamois or soft clean cloth and I recommend using Murphy’s oil soap if extra cleaning is needed. Then if it’s real wood use Pledge or some sort of wood polish. Orange oil is also great and one of my favorites because it smells great and is awesome for wood, even on wood laminates.
How To Remove Candle Wax from Suede, Microfiber and Leather......
Use ice wrapped in one layer of Plastic Wrap using a large enough piece to twist the ends with enough left over to grasp so that you don’t have to freeze your hand holding the ice..
Very gently break away the wax try not to scrape and if the leather, suede or microfiber is pliable enough you can fold the material so that the wax comes off in one piece.
If any staining or markings remain use LEXOL-pH Cleaner is a great product for cleaning the leather after you take off the wax but not meant for suede. Or you can use fuller's paste diluted with water but you must let the fuller's dry then softly brush it off with a soft bristled tooth brush until it’s all gone.
When you are finished apply a leather conditioner to the leather only not the suede or Micro fiber.
How To Remove Candle Wax from Tablecloths and Cloth Napkins......
To remove candle wax form material such as these, and this would be the same for fabrics like Polyester, Acrylic Fabric, Nylon, Micro Fiber, Cotton, even Linen, and some wool especially washable wool if they are small enough put them in your freezer and let them sit for at least an hour and believe it or not most if not all the wax will just peel right off.
Or you can use the ice freezing method above.
After you have removed as much as possible use a clean paper bag or thick paper towel on each side of it, using a hot iron on top of the paper press down gently until the wax has been transferred to the paper, you may need to repeat this with clean paper.
But unfortunately if you were burning dark colored candles such as dark blue, green, red, etc it may leave a colored stain, in this case you will have to use a pre soak directly on the stain and was in the warmest water possible the washing instructions for that fabric to aid with the candle wax stain removal.
I hope these tips on How To Remove Candle Wax will help
How to remove candle wax from all other hard surfaces......
Fortunately with most hard surfaces you can remove the wax just as easily as it got there.
It’s always best to let the wax cool before you try to remove it because it will just smear and get thin which makes it more difficult to remove.
Once it has hardened a easy scrape with sometimes your finger but if that’s not working either a thin butter knife or putty knife or something similar will work as well.
Always wash the surface when finished scraping it off with the appropriate cleaners.
This method works with all metals, ceramic tiles, glass, travertine and granite.