Remove Candle Wax from Wood Surfaces
When wax falls on wood surfaces, like furniture or flooring, your first instinct may be to grab a knife and scrape it up. This often leaves you with a scratched surface and a greasy spot. After the wax hardens, remove the excess wax by gently scraping with a dull knife wrapped in a cloth or paper towels. Dip a clean, white cloth in rubbing alcohol and gently wipe any remaining stain from the surface of the wood. Allow the area to dry and polish the furniture as usual.
To effectively remove candle wax, remember that it is a combination of wax, color and grease. Removing just the wax from the surface, often leaves behind color or grease. By treating the stain completely and as soon as possible, you will find yourself turning the lights back down and lighting the candles again.