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How to Remove Dripped Candle Wax

How to Remove Dripped Candle Wax

One of the best ways to remove candle wax that has dripped onto
hard surfaces is to melt it with a hair dryer. Wipe up the wax as
it melts with an absorbent towel or cloth.

Whereas a hair dryer is great for removing wax on a hard surface,
many people ask me about how to remove wax from table cloths,
carpets, and other fabrics. An iron is the solution for removing
wax from fabric. Place newspaper on both sides of the fabric (or
on top of the carpet), to blot up the wax once it melts from ironing
over the newspaper with a medium-hot iron. Replace newspaper as

Note that you don’t want to use a hair dryer or iron on anything

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7:02AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Good suggestions for the many situations that apply! Of course if it is a huge amount of wax spilled there may be a lot more difficulty. Often I put tin foil under the candle that I burn if it is a high one and that will pick up the dripping wax. Irons are great for fabric!

10:20PM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Good old idea.

8:01AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

11:54AM PDT on May 1, 2012

The Hair dryer tip is great. Thanks.

8:22AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

I will try this method on my carpet. Thanks for the tips.

12:18AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011


4:44PM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

THANK YOU i can finally get it off my table

1:03PM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Thanks for the suggestions.

8:49PM PDT on Apr 11, 2010

Thanks for the tip.

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