How to remove candle tears from antique bronze candle holders

during the holiday season I used my antique candle holders. The candles melting stained the candle holder. How can I clean itt. I tried dish washing soap and warm water. It didn’t help much. I don’t want to use knife to scrape my candle holders. Any suggestion?
q how to remove candle tears from antique bronze candle holders
  7 answers
  • Deborah Deborah on Jan 08, 2018
    Sounds crazy, but stick it in the freezer and then the wax should crack right off.

  • Suzette Suzette on Jan 08, 2018
    Hi Frieda, I would try a blow dryer on Hottest setting but slowest setting. and wipe or peel it off with a soft rag as it melts. Don't use a paper towel as it may scratch your candlestick. The freezer may work, but it may also crack your candlestick.

    Good luck!

  • Judy Judy on Jan 08, 2018
    Did the warm water help any at all? What about a warmer water, and let them soak for abit? Maybe for a couple of hrs., then pick it off with a toothpick., try this, and then get back to us, and we will think of other ideas. Best wishes, with the HOT WATER, J.

  • Judy Judy on Jan 08, 2018
    Or, you can leave this in water over nite, and then work on it in the morn. This should really be ready to come off. Best wishes, J.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 08, 2018
    I would use your hair blower to heat the wax a bit. When it warms up, you should be able to get it off. You mentioned that the candle sticks are stained??? If so, try using baking soda mixed with vinegar. Just blot it on to start and then see if it will work. Your antique candle sticks are beautiful. Next time you use them, get candles that don't drip. I think Wal Mart sells them. Good luck.

  • Frieda Vaghar Farshchian Frieda Vaghar Farshchian on Jan 09, 2018
    Thanks everyone. I tried soaking in warmer water for 3-4 hrs. it helped a bit I will use blow dryer and also the vinegar/baking soda.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Jan 09, 2018
    Believe it or not.. Putting the holders in freezer for 30 minutes will harden the wax, it then will flake off, with a butter knife. Then warm dish water .