This is how you remove candle wax from all types of surfaces

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Candle wax can be a real pain to clean

Candles are lovely and can really spruce up a room, but they can also cause a lot of problems. Spilt candle wax can be pretty difficult to clean up. Luckily, it’s not entirely impossible; you just need to know the right trick. And that’s what we’re here for! To save you some time, we’ve put together a little list of every way to clean up candle wax. 

This way, you can keep burning candles without having to worry about the wax.


When you put a candle on a plate, chances are some of the wax will spill on there. That’s partly what the plate is for, right? To catch the wax. Unfortunately, it can be pretty difficult to remove the wax from the plate, but we’ve got a simple trick for that. All you need to do is put the plate into the freezer for a couple of hours. Afterwards, you can very easily scrape off the wax with the back of a knife. Next, clean the plate with some warm water and a scouring pad and all of the wax will be gone.


Whoops… Have you spilt some candle wax onto your clothes? No need to panic. Put a paper towel onto the spilt wax right away and then use your iron to iron over it. The wax will become soft again and it’ll immediately soak into the paper towel. There won’t even be a stain left! Want to treat the item of clothing anyway? Then you can put it in the washing machine or let it soak in some warm water with a bit of laundry detergent.


As soon as you see that there’s spilt candle wax on your glass table you have to spring into action to make sure you don’t end up with a permanent stain on your table. Take a warm, wet sponge and start scrubbing. You can also use a window scraper or wooden spatula to scrape off the wax. If nothing seems to work, you can always get out the hard stuff and use white spirit. Leave it to soak for a little while and you’ll be able to wipe away the candle wax just like that.

Want to know how to get candle wax out of wood or out of a tablecloth? Go to the next page, where you’ll also find an extra tip!

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