I love candles. In fact, I am kind of obsessed with them and I buy one at least once a month. I like how they transform the atmosphere at home whenever I light them. I have a few displayed in every room in my home – even in my bathroom. Whenever I take a bath, I like to light a few and just dim down the lights. In a way, I use them to relax after a long day of work.
But if you are like me and you love candles then you have most likely dealt with candle wax dripping on your furniture – from your wooden table to your wooden floors. And since wooden furniture can be pretty expensive, you probably panic and don’t know what to do in order to remove the wax. This is why I will share all of my favourite removal methods with you – so the next time your candles drip wax on your wooden table, you know exactly what to do!
The First Method
If the wax is on your wooden floors then start off with mopping with warm water. Then you need to pour mineral spirits over the affected area. Continue with scrubbing the stain with either a cloth or a mop and make sure you apply a bit of pressure so you can transfer the wax onto the cloth/ mop.
The Second Method
If the wax is dry then scoop as much as possible with a spoon but be careful because you don’t want to scratch the wooden surface.
Then gran your hairdryer and point it towards the wax. Turn it on and heat up the wax for a minute so you can soften the residue.
While you still hold the hairdryer, start wiping the wax with a cloth.
The Third Method
And the last method I have for you involves using an ice cube. Place it over the wax so it can harden it then scrape it with a spoon, a butter knife, or something similar.
Finish off by applying furniture wax over the area so you can get rid of the residue!