Shirl from Palm Desert, CA
Shirl, I once had candle wax on my oak dresser. I used a hairdryer to melt the wax and it worked very well.
By Dan -Syracuse, NY
Razor blade or scraper.(b)(/b) (11/21/2007)
I had a purchased a Broyhill black coffee table. That night, I had company and lit the decorative candles on tiered candle holders. A few hours later, I realized that the candles had melted all over my coffee table and ruining the runner I had placed on the table to protect it! My son showed me how to wait for the wax to harden and remove it with a credit card. Marks from the wax still existed on the table and I was sick about it because the cleaning instructions forbid using anything harsh to clean the table because the finish it would ruin the finish.
With a prayer, and after reading the label, I used "Counter Magic" that cleans as it shines. I use it to clean and polish my corian counters, but it stated that it can be used on other solid surfaces. To my amazement, this product removed the marks left from the wax and it looks just like new! (11/22/2007)
By Carol from Florida
I just tried the credit card trick to take a very big dried candle wax mess off the top of my very expensive Oak Dining Room table, and it worked! The wax had already hardened and it took a bit of elbow grease but all of it came off and then I wiped the whole table down with a soft rag that I wet with Isopropyl Alcohol (good old fashioned Rubbing Alcohol) and it is all nice & clean and back to normal now! Thanks for the information. You saved my gorgeous Dining Room table! - 12/27/07 (12/27/2007)
We left a candle burn overnight by accident, and it puddled and splattered wax all over an end table. After picking off the biggest chunks, I easily got rid of all the smears and spatters by using paint thinner on a soft cloth. Paint thinner is not a very powerful solvent, but it will easily dissolve candle wax. It did not harm the varnished surface at all--I had tested it on a small area first to be sure. (12/27/2007)
Heavily recommend the low setting for the iron method. I completely ruined a couch arm with the brown paper bag & iron method. It melted the material in a matter of seconds! (12/30/2007)
Hair dryer to heat, paper towel between a plastic putty knife and surface---buff with mixture of pledge and nu-car polish (orange container). (01/03/2008)
Thanks for the post By Ed (Guest Post) (12/27/2007. This method has just worked brilliantly for me on some mahogany furniture. (01/06/2008)
Credit card tip is so effective and so simple. Used it to remove candle wax from the surface of my pine dresser and also from a laminate dining table and it worked brilliantly. (01/22/2008)
I blew out a candle & wax got all over top of a walnut dresser. I tried the scrap with credit card technique. It took 5 min. and the dresser is PERFECT! Thank you, thank you! (02/03/2008)
I had allowed a red candle to spill over while burning, and upon removing the wax with a credit card a red stain was left on my light oak dresser. I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (dampened) and it removed all of the stain. I hope this helps. (02/15/2008)
I tried the paper bag iron bit on my carpet on a low setting and it melted the paper bag to the carpet and melted the carpet as well. Not good. (03/11/2008)
By still upset
Thanks I spilled wax from candle on my DAUGHTERS coffee table! I used the credit card and it all came off. Now to try the Mr. Clean or alcohol ,wish me luck (03/12/2008)
Wow. I just removed wax that spilled onto a mahogany table with the credit card scraping technique and it removed it all without damaging the top. Thanks to whomever first posted this technique and to all who continue doing so! (03/18/2008)
By Stuart Friedman
I cannot believe how using the low setting of a hair dryer and paper towels removed a huge candle wax mess from my rosewood, hand carved Asian coffee table. I was so upset because this table was quite expensive and is now a family heirloom. Thank you, thank you, thank you whomever it was who offered this suggestion. You have definitely earned yourself a higher place in heaven! (04/05/2008)
By Jeanne Marie
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