How does one get candle wax off molding around fire place?

Candles were used on the hearth and blown out without placing a hand behind. Wax is splattered along the molding.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 26, 2018
    Use ice cubes to harden then scrape off

  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 26, 2018
    Hello. I use a old towel and hot iron to remove spilled wax. You place the towel over the wax and then run the iron on the towel. The towel absorbs the melted wax. It can be tricky if the molding isn't flat. I would have someone help hold the towel in place while you run the iron over it. Good Luck!

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 26, 2018
    is the molding made of wood?

  • generally, you can use ice to make the wax brittle and chip it off. Otherwise you can try melting it with a heat gun and wiping it.

  • Debi Debi on Feb 26, 2018
    I would use a credit card first before a razor to see if I can get it off that way. You can also try using a blow dryer to warm up the wax and remove it then the credit card. Goe-b gone will help remove any of the residue left behind.

  • John Everett John Everett on Feb 26, 2018
    Use a blow dryer to melt the wax, then wipe off with a towel.

  • Alexandria Alexandria on Feb 26, 2018
    Brown paper, hot iron and a damp cloth, put brown paper over wax and iron then quickly wipe surface, test in a hidden place first to make sure it doesn't discolor the paint, or just scrape off not sure of any other way