Removing Candle Wax from a Wood Deck?

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July 24, 2005

My daughter spilled wax from a bug repellent candle over a large portion of the deck. The wax is into the wood. Does anyone have a solution to remove the wax? Thanks,



July 25, 20050 found this helpful

Using Viva Paper toweling to cover the area where the wax is, place a warm iron over it to melt the wax which will collect in the paper toweling. Do it as often as you need to to get out as much as possible. Good luck.

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By Joe (Guest Post)
August 24, 20050 found this helpful

You can remove the wax with mineral spirits. Saturate a rage with mineral spirits and let it sit there until it soaks up the wax, don't let it dry out and DON'T do it in the heat of the day or direct sunlight.

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By deck wax father (Guest Post)
June 5, 20070 found this helpful

if possible, simply unscrew deck boards, flip over and re attach-worked for my stairs.

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January 9, 2008

Does anyone know how to remove wax stains off a pressure treated deck? It hasn't been stained yet.

Diane from Athens, PA


January 18, 20080 found this helpful

This is what I would do:
First, scrape off all the wax you can with a putty knife.


Then, put down an old towel to act as a blotter, and iron it. Hopefully the wax will melt and be absorbed into the towel. You may have to repeat that several times

If all fails, I would try to pressure wash it with HOT water

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