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Cleaning Candle Wax from Brass

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Brass candle holders are bound to get wax on them. Properly removing the wax buildup will ensure that you don't damage the finish. This is a page about cleaning candle wax from brass.


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January 16, 2012

The freezer will usually work. Just freeze the holder for a couple of hours and the wax will become brittle and pop right off. Or we use a heat gun and carefully heat the wax and catch the melted wax with paper towels as it loosens. It is, of course best top use bobeches, or spray the candle holder first with Pam or another non stick spray before use.

By Pat Phillips from Springfield, MO

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September 9, 2011

Stick the brass in the freezer for about 2 hours and the wax will come off super easy. Hope that helps!

By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR

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September 23, 2011

Heat the hard wax on the candelabra with a hair dryer. Then keep mopping up the wax as it melts.

By shi from Ireland

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November 11, 20141 found this helpful

How can I clean wax from a brass table?

By Victorina S.


September 27, 20160 found this helpful

I used a tray with candles on it for dancing and now it is dirty from the melted now hard candles. How do I clean it?

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February 5, 2008

How do I remove candle wax from my 9 hand brass candelabra?

Charline from Freehold, NJ


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February 5, 20080 found this helpful

I worked at a home rental store and we used WD-40.

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By Cat (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

Put it in the freezer for a while.. The wax will just pop right off!

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By christine In (Guest Post)
February 8, 20080 found this helpful

I don't know if a hair dryer would hurt the candleabra but I would try it a little at a time. Hope this helps.

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August 17, 2016

How do I clean wax from a 9 stemmed brass candelabra?


August 18, 20160 found this helpful

Not at all difficult, mizmac, but perhaps a bit time consuming. A sink full of hot water, as hot as you can make it (or a hair dryer or heat gun if you have) and alternate by putting the thing in your deepfreeze.


Back a forth a few times, chipping bits of wax off after removing from freezer, scrubbing bits off after removing from hot water ....

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January 12, 2012

What is the best way to clean brass? I think I have candle wax on the bottom of the stand. What is the best way to remove it?

By Marion


January 13, 20120 found this helpful

Any wax left in a freezer for just 30 minutes crumbles off like it was never there. Hope that helps.

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