In this season of "making spirits bright" it is sometimes still with candles...which sometimes don't drip in designated places....like on the holder...not to worry...while there is no instant method of removing candle wax here are some suggestions for various surfaces:
1) Wax "splatter" on walls
Warm your iron on the lowest setting and run the iron over paper towels...you may also use a hair dryer as a heat source...the wax should transfer to the towel.
2) Brick Surfaces
Never rub....apply ice...freeze the wax and gently scrape it with a
butter knife. You may need an application of "Goo Gone" to finish the job and rinse with soapy water.
3) Wood Surfaces respond best using a hair dryer to soften the wax and
wipe the excess which may have to repeated wiping the melted wax
in between "warming treatments." Chipping with a knife or scraping
it may damage the finish.
4) Carpeting Place a brown paper bag over the spilled wax and with a
very low setting, "iron" the spot repeatedly allowing the wax to be
absorbed by the paper.
5) Fabric First put the fabric in the freezer for about half an hour.
Scrape off the hardened cold was. Next used the paper bag method
described above to continue extracting wax from the fabric. Apply
Dawn liquid dish soap to any remaining stain and wash as fabric
This has been another Holiday Hint in a continuing series to "make your season bright." For hints on preserving your Christmas tree, click here,
for remedies to red wine stains, click here.
Wishing you all the best of the season ! Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be serving southeastern Wisconsin for all things real estate.