Asked on Aug 01, 2015

Help, candle wax on inside wall of toilet bowl...

Lori Kelly
by Lori Kelly
The wax melter was hotter than I thought and I headed for the bathroom trash can. Part of the wax went into the can, part to the vinyl floor, but more went into the toilet bowl and on the oak toilet seat! I need to get it out of the toilet bowl. I can replace the oak seat. It probably needs it anyway, but HELP...the toilet bowl is proving difficult!
  4 answers
  • Mavis Ens Mavis Ens on Aug 01, 2015
    try ice cubes - it makes the wax hard and therefore easier to peel off. Use an old plastic lid, cut straight across as a scraper - don't try using metal, you can scratch the toilet bowl. Then use something like vim and a scrubby to take the residue off. If it's colored wax, it may discolor the area, but I'd try some vinegar if that happens. The ice might work on the toilet seat as well as the vinyl floor. And a personal note - if it has fragrance in it, "Fragrance" can include chemicals that make the wax longer lasting both on surfaces and inside your lungs
    • Lori Kelly Lori Kelly on Aug 01, 2015
      @Mavis Ens I did manage to get some off. Still working on it throughout the day. Thank you for your suggestion. Many blessings!
  • Roberta Stewart-Fite Roberta Stewart-Fite on Aug 01, 2015
    I'd use a pumice stone. If it can take off hard water stains, it should remove wax. Break the pumice stone in half. It might also remove stain if wax was colored. It's natural, not chemicals and can be found at any hardware store... or even Walmart, or grocery store in the cleaning supplies isle.
  • Repurpose Diva Repurpose Diva on Aug 01, 2015
    Have you tried draining the water and heating the wax with a hot gun or even blow dryer?
  • Lori Kelly Lori Kelly on Aug 01, 2015
    I haven't tried anything yet, but thanks for all of the ideas!