MELTED SUCKER IN WOODEN DESK DRAWER?

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PLEASE HELP? HOW DO I GET THIS OUT WITHOUT HURTING THE WOOD?


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  • Try warming it with a blow dryer until it's soft enough to peel off. Clean any residue with warm, soapy water on a soft cloth.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 03, 2021

    Hello. This home talk link might be useful to review. Hope it helps and you find your solution.


    https://www.hometalk.com/37292694/q-how-do-you-remove-melted-hard-candy-from-wood-furniture

    How do you remove melted hard candy from wood furniture?

  • Janice Janice on Oct 03, 2021

    Hi Callie, I'd remove nearby items from the ddrawer and use a very not, damp compress to soften the sucker. Wipe well and rinse and repeat but don't flood the area with water as water and hard wood are not friends. Keep repeating until all the sugar/sucker residue is removed and then dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Depending upon the type of wood and finish you may want to apply a small amunt of furniture oil to the area to make the finish look good as new. Take your time!

  • Maura White Maura White on Oct 03, 2021

    I agree with the blowdryer and then get a soapy microfiber cloth to clean up the rest of the goo.

  • Em Em on Oct 03, 2021

    Use a heated putty knife to slowly lift off of the surface. Heat the blade in hot water and gently pry under the sucker. As the blade cools, keep reheating it. Wash the remains with wet rag.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 03, 2021

    Use a hair dryer and a plastic scraper, like the ones you get at an auto store. When you get the sucker out, then clean with some cleaner degreaser of just plain old Dawn and warm water. Let it dry completely then put your belongings back into the drawer.

  • You may need to blow dry it first then use a putty knife to get the sucker out. And just clea it afterwards.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 03, 2021

    Hi Callie: I hate to laugh, but I am. Been there, done that - a zillion times! :( Boys, nothing else to say :) What I did was to get my hair dryer and heated the candy and scraped up most of it. Then I took a moist face cloth and put it on the candy and let it sit for a few minutes then I rubbed it, re-wetting the cloth and repeating until the stickiness was gone. Then I waxed the area once it was completely dry. There is usually some sort of coating on the wood, so unless you soak the candy, you should be o.k.


    Good luck

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 03, 2021

    Both cold and heat work, as the others have mentioned. The trick is removing as much as possible of the lollipop before getting to the wood. Then the tricky part is getting the soaked in part out of the wood. My toughest was a red lollipop that wanted to stay where it was. It involved a lot of scrubbing, blotting, and some swearing😊. But, eventually it did come out. A plastic putty knife, a microfiber cloth and a tiny amount of a cleaner like Bon Ami or Dawn will be your tools. You've got this!

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 04, 2021

    Hi Callie, you can try this, hope it helps, How do you remove sticky residue from wood?


    Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka If you want to know how to get sticker residue off plastic, wood, or glass, rubbing alcohol is an effective solvent that's safe for most surfaces. Vodka is a good substitute. Wet a paper towel or clean rag with rubbing alcohol, and rub the residue to lift it off.

  • You could try a little olive oil around the edges where the candy meets the wood and try to pry it up gently. The olive oil won't hurt the wood and hopefully it will just pop up. A blow dryer might work, but it might just make a gooey mess., if you try that, I'd go slow.

  • I would loosen the edges with a putty knife and it may just snap off. You could also try gently to kind of crack it. I think it'll just pop off easily if you can get it at the right angle.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 04, 2021

    Use a damp rag with warm water, let it set on the candy and gently pry it up with a plastic store card. Be careful to not get the wood too wet, it will raise the grain out of the furniture and give you a bigger problem. Keep repeating until it has lifted and you breathe a sigh of relief.

    Put a wax coating on the spot when you are done. Ban that candy from the house!

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Oct 08, 2021

    I would chisel it out with a paint scraper then spray a little hot water on it to dissolve the candy.