How to Remove Candle Wax from a Wood Table
Getting hot candle wax splashed onto your prized wooden table would be met with alarm. You have spent years lovingly caring for your table with regular polishing and treatments. You are determined this gorgeous wooden piece is going to be an heirloom. You have been very successful in keeping your table free from marks. Now you have to contend with melted wax. Thankfully, there is a very good chance you would be able to remove all traces of the melted candle wax.
- First you must carefully and gently scrape off the hardened wax with a plastic credit card or plastic knife.
- Refrain from pushing hard against the wood because, you want to avoid marking the wood.
- If the wood was correctly sealed the wax should come off easily.
- With a soft cloth, polish your table as usual.
- If the melted candle wax has hardened you must melt the wax again.
- Have a roll of paper towels on hand.
- Use a hairdryer on the lowest heat to melt the wax.
- Do not hold the heat too long and too close to the wood.
- As the wax melts use a paper towel to absorb it.
- As you wipe do not smear and make smudges.
- Once all the wax is removed use a soft cloth to polish your table as usual.
Fortunately, it is quite easy to remove wax from wood in order to preserve your lovely piece of furniture.