How do I clean wax off a mirror?

Debbie Snorkus
by Debbie Snorkus

My mirror fell and hit some candles on the way downLuckily nothing broke, but I have wax smudges all over the mirror

  4 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 17, 2018

    Scrape off as much hard wax as possible from a flat surface such as a mirror or tabletop, using your fingernail or the edge of a spoon bowl. Discard the wax shavings.

    Plug in a blow dryer and set it to a low or medium temperature. Turn the dryer on and hold it over the waxy areas until the wax softens.

    Blot the warmed wax with paper towels, replacing the towels frequently to avoid reapplying the wax onto the glass.

    Continue heating and blotting the wax until little or no wax remains. Scrape at small remaining amounts with your fingernail or by rubbing a paper towel over them.

    Clean the glass surface with a household glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth.

  • Re Re on Nov 17, 2018

    My great grandson got a hold of my chap stick and wrote, decorated my mirror. I first wiped it with a dry cloth, then used Windex to clean it.

    Thought it was a bit similar, but candle wax would probably need to be scraped with a plastic scraper of some sort, then wiping most of the wax off the mirror, and cleaning up with windex.

    Hope this helps

  • Aviary Uncaged Aviary Uncaged on Nov 17, 2018

    Tea tree oil on a bit of cut up stocking

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 23, 2018

    You could try warming the waxy smudged with a blow dryer, then wipe it off with a cloth. Repeat this as needed, use a straight edge safety razor blade the first time you warm it up to remove as much as possible. Just did this with some plastic that was melted on my glass top stove that was still a little to warm to put anything on. Warmed the area on lo and scraped up what didn't come off when it was scraped when it was cool, all that was left was smudges that wouldn't wipe off until it was scraped warm. Good luck getting the wax off, you can do it Debbie!