Cleaning Candle Wax from Glass

Category Glass
Candle wax can get on your glass candle holder or drip onto a glass surface. When removing it you want to be sure to not damage the glass. This is a page about cleaning candle wax from glass.
Advertisement

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

September 20, 2011

I used to put the glass votive candle holders in the freezer to 'pop' out the old candle wax and that works, but I have found a much easier way.

I run about 1 teaspoon of water into the glass votive holder from the faucet, then put it in the microwave for 1 minute. Microwaves vary, so run it long enough to completely melt the old wax. Be careful, it gets very hot!

When it's just cool enough to handle, I simply take a paper towel and wipe it out dry. You're done. You don't even have to wash it because it comes out so clean. Obviously you cannot put a metal votive in the microwave, so the freezer is still a good idea for those.

By Patty from East Peoria, IL

Comment Was this helpful? 5
Read More Comments

To remove the candle wax, left over after burning a candle, I put the container in the freezer. When the wax is frozen, it's easy to pop loose leaving the container practically clean.

Advertisement

All that's needed is a good washing.

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 1
Read More Comments

June 20, 2005

The lady who is responsible for cleaning the glass candlesticks on the altar at our church amazed me when she put the candlesticks, which were covered with hardened wax drippings, into the freezer at church. When they were very, very cold, the wax just popped right off.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

July 11, 2007

How can I remove candle wax from a glass tabletop?

Answers

July 11, 20070 found this helpful

I'm thinking that if you scrape the wax off w/ a single edged razor blade then place a cloth over the residual wax and use a medium hot iron on the cloth it may absorb the rest of it or at least make it easier for you to wipe off what's left. Hope that helps.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 11, 20070 found this helpful

First put an ice cube on the wax to chill it well and then use a single edge razor blade (single edge for safety for you!) to scrape the wax off the glass. Any residual should come off with your hair dryer and a paper towel.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 11, 20070 found this helpful

Try warming the wax to soften it with a hair-dryer and it should lift pretty easily from the table top with your fingernail.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Sheila May (Guest Post)
July 12, 20070 found this helpful

Chill the wax first; scrape it off with an old credit card (I save the ones that come in the mail unsolicited & use them for almost everything that needs scraping). When most of it is removed, let the glass come to room temperature, then place paper towels on top of the residue and heat with a blow dryer. This should clear it up completely.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...
Advertisement

In These Pages
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning GlassSeptember 12, 2011
Pages
More
😷
Coronavirus Tips
🐛
Pest Control
😎
Summer Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-15 22:24:44 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cleaning-Candle-Wax-from-Glass.html

Add to PageAsk a Question