Removing Candle Color Stain from a Wood Table?

We had candle wax go through a red tablecloth onto the oak table top. How do we get the red dye out of the table top finish?


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August 5, 20054 found this helpful

I have a brand new white (wooden) breakfast table and I placed a 6" PURPLE pillar candle in the center of with a flower ring for decoration when we moved into our new house. When I removed the candle to clean the table a few days later, a purple candle color stain was left in the center. It is not wax, just the color. What can get this stain out?


December 22, 20150 found this helpful

I have a white washed table and had a red wax stain and I use "Mr Clean MagicEraser Extra Power. Its like a sponge but you use only with water and ring out. It works and doesn't hurt the wood. You have to keep scrubbing but it will finally come out. You will have to throw away the left over sponge because it does fall apart.


This product is a wonderful product and you can use it on anything! I have it around for everything you want to clean. It is a wet erase. Even good on walls to take off spots. Does not take off your paint! We get them at the Grocery store.

November 25, 20171 found this helpful

I just had red candle wax on my white washed buffet. Tried several products before reading about. Magic eraser. It is Magic. It works. Thank you!

August 10, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for sharing this. I just tried to remove red candle wax off an oak buffet with Magic eraser and your are right. It's magic! It worked.

January 8, 20200 found this helpful

Do NOT use magic eraser on unpainted wood. It is too abrasive. Read the package insert!!!

By Georgie (Guest Post)
August 5, 20051 found this helpful

I had the same problem on a pine table and found that the Magic Erasers you can purchase at the store worked for me. good luck!

December 25, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you it worked!

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August 7, 20050 found this helpful

try putting down a paper towel and then a hand towel. Use your iron over the hand towel. It should remelt the wax and the wax should stick to the paper towel.

By Jody (Guest Post)
November 9, 20051 found this helpful

Whoever it was that said erasers work for candle stains (Georgia) is wonderful! Thank you! I had some candles on top of a pine coffee table, when they leaked, it went all over my table, I got the wax off, but it left the residue. I used an eraser, and it really works! It took it right off!


Thank you!

By Anne Jones (Guest Post)
September 6, 20061 found this helpful

I have a problem with a stain on wood from a colored candle. I tried an eraser which didn't work and some fine steel wool that also didn't work. I'll try the magic erasers but what kind of store carries them and what do they look like.

Editor's Note: In the U.S. Magic Erasers are available at most grocery stores, WalMart, or hardware stores. The original ones are by Mr. Clean.

By charles (Guest Post)
January 19, 20083 found this helpful

I also had a red candles wax stain in maple wood. The Magic Eraser with orange Goo Gone took it completely out. Just be patient with the Magic Eraser, it take some elbow grease but it will come out. Thanks for the tip!

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January 28, 20082 found this helpful

The magic eraser worked like a charm! Thank you! I had tried rubbing alcohol, Lysol, Dish soap and water and a pencil eraser before!

December 18, 20170 found this helpful

me too, we tried SO many things and finally the answer was the Magic Eraser.... i did have my doubts, but it DOES work like a charm, and then some! thanks for the wonderful tip!!!

By Gemma (Guest Post)
April 23, 20080 found this helpful

I have a brand new Oak wooden Tv Cabinet and I placed Brown candle on it. When I removed the candle to clean the table a Orange candle color stain was left in the center.


It is not wax, just the color. What can get this stain out? Thanks, Gemma

November 6, 20160 found this helpful

I used WEIMAN LEMON OIL on my Oak Furniture to remove candle wax, it works for a lot of things on real wood furniture

By L (Guest Post)
October 21, 20080 found this helpful

I have a beautiful wooden-painted-white table from Crate & Barrel my grandmother gave me when I moved into a new apartment. My goofy roommate let her bright red candle burn for hours on top of it while i was out of town, and stained the crap out of the top. I let whitening toothpaste set on the stain overnight, which lifted some of it. had to repeat as well.

By dan (Guest Post)
December 20, 20081 found this helpful

I need a way to get the color from a candle off my cherry wood table.

By jeffrey (Guest Post)
January 8, 20091 found this helpful

Can anyone tell me the full name or manufactuer of the 'magic eraser' referred to ( re removing red dye stain from wood)? I'm in Australia , not sure if it's the 'Chux' one or 'Mr Clean' product.

May 1, 20160 found this helpful

It's Mr. Clean. If you are subbing put something over your nose so you don't breath in the powder.

August 23, 20180 found this helpful

Mr Clean

February 5, 20170 found this helpful

I had a red candle stain on my golden oak dining room table, and the candle wasn't even lit! After unsuccessfully trying the hair dryer and rag trick, I saw on here that some used the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, so I bought it from Walmart without much hope.


WOW, was I surprised! It worked!! I scrubbed for at least 10 minutes, but you would never know that a stain had been there. I just soaked it with water, not the rubbing alcohol that has been posted. After, clean with Endust, and it looks great.

February 19, 20171 found this helpful

OK, update. I checked the table the day after scrubbing the red ring off, and noticed that it had dried and took some of the stain off the table. Now, it's time to try to hide the "white" ring from scrubbing with some stain. UGH

May 9, 20190 found this helpful

I have the same problem - orange stain from candle onto my wood desk. I have tried Magic Eraser & Goo Gone. Nothing works... what else can I do?

June 29, 20190 found this helpful

I had a similar experience... No luck with any products. Mine is red stain on a white plastic table. Still there. You probably already know this, but on your deck ... light sanding and restraining. You were looking for something easier, but thats the only solution Ive ever had with wood.


I had a craft cabinet that got stain on it and I sanded the spot and stained it and you can barely tell you have to look for the spot. When you do the whole deck it will go away for sure.

April 2, 20230 found this helpful

Magic Eraser did not work for me. I had numerous candle stains (no wax) inside a drawer of my china cabinet. What did work was using 0000 steel wool and Oops! All Purpose Remover with lots of elbow grease. The stains are not totally gone, but they are certainly faded from what they were.


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