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

By Annie B. Bond


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Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Dale Overall

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!

Marie W.
Marie W5 years ago

Good old idea.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Thanks for the tips.

Bharat M.
Bharat M.5 years ago

The Hair dryer tip is great. Thanks.

Betty L.
Betty L6 years ago

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

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago


Laura F.
Laura Fulmer6 years ago

THANK YOU i can finally get it off my table