Asked on Jun 06, 2017

How to remove candle wax stain from a light colored wood table?

  13 answers
  • Valerie Valerie on Jun 06, 2017

    Take your iron and set it to high (with no steam). Cover the wax with a single layer of brown paper bag. Iron the bag over the wax and the bag will absorb the melted wax. Repeat with a clean layer of brown paper bag if necessary, but it usually isn't. Good luck!

  • Sheryn Thornton Sheryn Thornton on Jun 07, 2017

    This happened to me and I used a hairdryer. Blow the hot air as close to the wax as possible and as it melts wipe it off with a damp cloth. Vanished completely

  • Ginny Ginny on Jun 07, 2017

    I've scraped off dried wax with a credit card and wash off what's left with a mild solution of Dawn and a nylon pot scrubber. Works for me.

  • Ardale Ardale on Jun 07, 2017

    I've used one of those nylon pot scrapers to scrape wax off then use a soft cloth with warm water and dawn dishwashing liquid but make sure you wring your cloth out well so as not to turn the finish on your table white. You can put the dawn directly on your wood then wipe with your damp cloth in a circular motion turning your cloth to a clean section as it picks us the wax residue. Be sure to dry your finish with a clean dry cloth as soon as you get the wax up.

  • Patricia Patricia on Jun 07, 2017

    Try the flat side of a razor blade.

  • Roseann8628 Roseann8628 on Jun 07, 2017

    Hi, If you can take the piece outside, scrape off all the wax you can and then pour boiling water over what's left. Have used on hard surfaces and fabric. Hope this helps. :)

  • Joanne Joanne on Jun 07, 2017

    My grandson covered my dining room table in candle wax. I used Rubber Roller Cleaner on a paper towel to remove it. This wax wasn't melted, though. He just rubbed a cold candle all over the whole table. I don't know if it would work for melted wax or not.

  • Sparky Sparky on Jun 07, 2017

    I got wax on berber carpet. Instead of a brown paper bag - because I didn't have any - I used absorbent paper towels. I placed 2 layers over the area - and went a bit bigger with them so as not to iron the carpet and scorch it. Hint: don't be in a hurry, take your time and be patient!

  • Ren22624440 Ren22624440 on Jun 07, 2017

    Soften the wax with a blow dryer, peel off the wax and wipe off excess with a paper towel, and then clean with a little vinegar and water. Hope this helps.

  • Tricia Tricia on Jun 07, 2017

    I used make up remover pads on mine

  • Pat Pat on Jun 07, 2017

    Freeze the wax with an ice pops off with your hand.

  • Barbara Larson Barbara Larson on Jun 08, 2017

    I use 'non-menthol shaving cream' to remove coloring crayon from tables in my preschool classroom. You could give it a try. Place on surface, let sit for a bit, then wipe off. Works great on removing ink from hands too.

  • Theresa Burns Theresa Burns on Jun 08, 2017

    If I understand correctly, you've removed the wax and what is left behind is the red stain. Stains from wax is hard to remove. Your best bet, if the furniture is solid wood, is sand the area and then use a wood bleach on the stain according to the directions of the bleach. You should at this point have the same color of wood on the entire top of the piece of furniture. Stain to match the rest and polyurethane .