It is not uncommon for candle wax to get on the wall. Simply blowing out your candles too hard can splatter melted wax on the wall. This is a guide about cleaning candle wax from walls.
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I knocked a brown candle over and the wax went all over my living room wall. I used a hair dyer to melt the wax, but wiped the wax off with a Mr. Clean eraser dipped in 2 cups hot tap water with 2 tsp of white vinegar. No stains! This works really well on white/cream walls.
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Here are questions related to Cleaning Candle Wax from Walls.
Any suggestions on how to remove candle wax from a wall would be appreciated.
I recently got blue wax on a white wall from my candle. I picked the wax with my nail, but it's a day old and the stain is still there. It's not a gloss finished wall. Please help.
By Debbie O.
How do I get get hardened wax off the wall in my bedroom that's painted with flat paint?
By Lauren M.11/24/2013
The application of heat or cold. I think the best option would be to put wax paper over the hardened wax (attach it with tape that won't damage the wall), then hover a steam iron about a centimeter away from the wall. The heat will soften the wax, and the wax should adhere to the wax paper.
Another option is to cover with wax paper, and go over the spot with ice or an icepack. Chilling the wax will make it brittle, and it should pop off without too much difficulty.
How do you remove dried wax from a wall?
I am trying to clean red candle wax from a white wall. How do I get the stain out?
I've heard, but never tried it myself. Use an ice cube to freeze the wax so that it just crumbles off the wall. The coloring from the candle may leave a stain on your wall that would need to be lightly sanded, primed and painted over, but freezing will generally get the majority of the wax itself off.
How do I get wax off of my wall?
By Kristina from Willcox, AZ
By R Dialogue01/14/2012
I literally just tried the ironing tip seconds ago - and it really works!
Red candle wax on neutrally painted wall... Brutal!
How do I remove candle wax from my painted wall?
By mooselady from Port Huron, MI
Hi, I too had a red candle on my mantle for the holidays. I also blew too hard and splattered the red wax lightly on my painted wall. Tried all three suggestions (hand held steamer, hair dryer and magic eraser) and nothing removed the stain. The above three were usefull in as much as I was able to remove all wax, but I had to resort to touch up painting to cover the pinkish stain that remained. Hope others have better luck. I must say I didn't tend to the wax on the wall for almost 2 weeks.
How do you clean wax from a potpourri melt off of the wall? I blew out the tea light from underneath but was too high. The wax spattered all over the white textured wall.
By Steve from Boston, MA
By Jenn (Guest Post)11/17/2008
I was relighting a candle & I accidentally dropped it... splatter on the TV, wall, floor & my bed. I think I'm gonna go try that :]
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|We had a large candle that burned to the end only to drip over the side of the dish and all over the Christmas tree, the wall and the carpet. Of course it was a red candle and it stained the wall. We have scraped the wax off of it already but does anyone know what to do to get the stain off the wall? Thanks in advance. |
Christine in Sunny Florida
|RE: Candle Wax off the Wall||05/01/2001|
|The stain may have soaked into the paint. In that case you might need to repaint the spot. You can try taking a paper towel and your clothes iron. Iron over the paper towel. It will remove any of the wax that might be left and might lift the stain. When you are sure there is no more wax you could try a little Ajax or Comet (provided it's a white wall.)|
|RE: Candle Wax off the Wall||12/29/2004|
|I have found to get the stain out is to use SHOUT clothing stain remover. It sounds weird but it worked for my wife's purple candle that made a great mess for the holidays.|
|By Bad CAndle (Guest Post)|
|RE: Candle Wax off the Wall||07/28/2005|
|Use your hair dryer to melt a small area then wipe with a paper towel, then repeat steps until it's clean.|
|By doug (Guest Post)|
I spilt a red candle all over my white wall. I scraped off the wax, used an iron and a blow dryer and most of the wax is gone. However, there is still a pinkish residue on the wall. I tried vinegar and nothing seems to work. I have to get this of the wall!
Wyn from Orlando, Florida
By Sierra P.
By chris s
By Done that in MN
I have read everyone's miracle cures for red candle wax on the wall, with the hair dryer and the Sol-U-Mel. I tried both and nothing is working! I even had my landlord paint over the stain but it has seeped through the paint. Now there are still faint red marks from the wax stain on my wall! If I try the hairdryer again now at this point, will it work better than before? Can someone please help!
Sarah from New York, NY
By Daddy Maz
So.. my girlfriend spilled a candle in the bathroom on three surfaces .
By Red Candle Cleaner!