How do you remove melted hard candy from wood furniture?

Trish Powless
by Trish Powless
  7 answers
  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 09, 2018

    Work on the edge with a wet swab until you get it peeled or melted off. They buff up the wood.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 09, 2018

    You could try warming it gently with a blow dryer until it can be peeled off. Clean the area with whatever you use to clean your wood furniture.

  • Trish Powless Trish Powless on Jun 09, 2018

    Thanks, I will try that!

  • Norma Norma on Jan 31, 2020

    Years a go the school put a picture of my son in a popcycle stick frame with starbrught mints glued to it. Those mints melted onto our antique wood buffet. I got this off the furniture with sponges in warm water. I was terrified that this would damage the wood. It doesn't seem to have done any damage. I am still going to wax the top of the furniture before putting anything on it first.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 22, 2022

    A little warm water to soften the candy, it is water soluble, be careful to not over do it, the wood could be damaged if too much water.

  • Amir Hyman Amir Hyman on Jan 03, 2023

    To remove melted hard candy from wood furniture, you can try the following steps:

    1. First, let the candy cool and harden completely. This will make it easier to remove.
    2. Once the candy is hard, use a spoon or a butter knife to gently scrape off as much of the candy as possible. Be careful not to scratch the wood.
    3. If there is still candy remaining on the furniture, try using a small amount of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to dissolve the candy. Dampen a cotton swab or a cotton ball with the alcohol or nail polish remover and gently rub the candy until it is removed.
    4. If the alcohol or nail polish remover does not work, you may need to use a stronger cleaning solution, such as grease-cutting dish soap or a commercial wood cleaner. Dampen a cloth or a cotton swab with the cleaning solution and gently rub the candy until it is removed.
    5. Once the candy is removed, use a dry cloth to buff the wood and remove any remaining cleaning solution or residue.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 04, 2023

    If you have a can of WD-40, spray the sticky stain, and the candy should react by becoming easy enough to slide free from the upholstery or carpet fibers in your home.