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candle wax on polished table

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Have just spilled a pool of candle wax onto a polished table. I've used a blunt knife edge to scrape off as much as I can, but it's still not clear.
    Any ideas for how to remove the residue?
  2. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Hairdryer to soften it again - then wipe off with a cloth and washing up liquid
  3. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Put kitchen paper or a tea towel on it and heat it with a warm iron so the wax melts and gets absorbed. A good buff and you'll forget it ever happened.
    border_walker, colpee and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Try using furniture polish to dissolve the wax and polish it off. I'd do this before applying either heat or detergents.
    border_walker and needabreak like this.
  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Thanks everyone - I'll try those.
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Newspaper and something hot.
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Accelerate the DeLorean up to 88mph...
  8. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Finger nails, gently.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Any luck?
  10. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Acetone. It'll get anything off. It might leave a hole in the table but the wax will be gone.
  11. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Do you know: You get the BEST advice of all on TES. This should be part of their advertising campaign! I can't add anything better to what you've been told. Good luck.
    nizebaby and needabreak like this.
  12. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  13. Nellyfuf2

    Nellyfuf2 Lead commenter

    Just put something on the stain. Like a candle stick maybe.
  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Page 3?
    colpee and needabreak like this.
  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Which newspapers do a proper page three these days? The Star?
  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Well, it used to be Country Life.

  17. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I'm going to try the furniture polish before the warm iron when I do the rest of my ironing.
    Have already scraped off what I can with blunt knife and fingernails.
    I tried hot water and washing-up liquid on the wax on a coaster, and that took a lot of work.
    Think I'll pass on the acetone - it failed to remove a sticky residue from a Garden Centre discount card last week, but did remove its numbers!
  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    If all else fails, a flame thrower will definitely melt wax.
  19. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

  20. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

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