By gayle from New Iberia, LA
Renters caused problems for us: How can I take spilled melted wax off hardwood-floors, it also splashed up on the walls and metal closet doors.
Thank you for your help
Mary in Pueblo, CO
all i did just put a paper towel on the floor and go over with a hot iron and put stem and the wax came right up. Did not damage the hardwood floor.
I have read the responses and I discovered something that will help remove candle wax from a prefinished hardwood floor. First use a plastic putty knife to remove the major build-up and dispose of the scraps. Next use the previous mentioned Goof Off on a soft cotton rag to remove the rest. And it gets better - lastly use the edge of the plastic putty knife to remove that last bit in the cracks between the boards. Waa laa!
Husband just spilled candle wax all over the hardwood floor. Used a rubber spatula to scrape it after it dried. I then used the Goo bgone as suggested. The floor is like new! Thanks!
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Candle wax spilled on my hardwood floors and walls. Please help me and tell me what can I use to clean this hard mess up.
You can remove wax from your wood floors a couple different ways:
1. Apply ice to the wax to harden it, then gently scrape with a putty knife with a clean edge. (If it were me I would try this method on the walls too.)
2. Lay paper towels over the wax, iron the paper towels, and they should absorb most or all of the wax.
Having worked at a dry-cleaner for many years, I've learned that perchloroethyline dissolves not only candle wax, but also gum. The main product that contains this that I can think of is Carbona Spot Remover.
By Rich L.
When candle wax is spilled on anything take a brown paper bag a hot iron and hold it on there fore a second or so and the candle will transfer onto the paper bag. Keep going changing bags if you have to but it works. Good Luck
even easier is to use gojo or fast orange hand cleaner. Rub it into your towel first before scrubbing. The de-limonene in the product loosens the paraffin, that's why it's so good a degreasing hand.
Helpful hint that these products also take oil stains and such off of couches, fabric, etc.
My kids like to draw and drew in red marker on a dresser. I used nail polish remover to get the red marker drawing off the dresser. I just applied nail remover onto a cotton ball and rubbed it on the marker drawing which took off all the drawing they drew on the dresser. It worked fast and did not harm the wood to my surprise. Some one told me about the nail polish remover being able to remove stains on walls markings scuffs and crayon. I tried it and it worked so well you can't see any left over marker. Before applying to your wood floor test a spot to make sure you won't harm the floor but like I had said it worked in the wood dresser and didn't leave any red marker it cleaned the wood making it look like it did before the two artist drew there pictures on the furniture.
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How do I remove candle wax from hardwood floors?
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