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Holidays are over: how to clean wax from candlesticks

After use, wax residues accumulate in candlesticks, which are difficult to remove. Let us share an effective method for quickly cleaning candlesticks, which you may not have heard of yet.

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Candlesticks and candles add elegance, comfort, romanticism and relaxation to your home decor. However, using candles means having to deal with wax. How to clean a candlestick from the wax accumulated in it so that it becomes like new again? There is a very easy way, using which you will forget about this problem.

How to clean wax from a candlestick

Place the candlestick in the freezer and forget about it for at least an hour. After this time, take out the candlestick: the wax will harden when frozen, and now it will be very easy to remove it by simply pulling it out of there.

Remaining wax after the candlestick has reached room temperature can simply be washed under running hot water using a sponge with dishwashing detergent. Your candle holders will be as good as new, ready to be reused.

Candle on the window.

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Wax on fabric

Wax can also get on the tablecloth. The following tips will help you get rid of melted wax on fabric easily.

1. Allow the wax to harden to make it easier to remove and prevent the stain from growing larger.

2. Fill a plastic bag with ice and place it on the wax to set. Do not remove it until the wax hardens.

3. Remove excess with a spoon or blunt knife. You won't be able to remove all of it, so don't try to use anything sharper to pierce it as you may damage the fabric.

4. Apply a damp cloth or thick paper to the wax stain. Run a not too hot iron over the top: the wax will melt and stick to the new surface.

5. Wash the tablecloth as usual.

Romantic evening.

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Wax on wood

There are two ways to clean wax that gets on furniture: heat and cold. Use the one you are most comfortable with.

1. Heating method.

Heat the wax with a hair dryer until it becomes sticky in consistency, and then wipe the wood surface with a soft cloth. Repeat the process if you cannot remove all the wax at once. We recommend using a clean cloth each time.

2. Cooling method.

Allow the wax to harden to make it easier to remove. Then fill a plastic bag with ice and place it on the wax to set. Be careful not to let the bag leak as it may leave marks on the wood. Remove wax with a spoon or blunt knife. Do this carefully so as not to damage the wood surface. Remove the wax a little at a time, trying to touch the piece of furniture as little as possible.

Using these tips, any holiday will be a joy for you, and cleaning candlesticks from accumulated wax will no longer be a problem!