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Old 09-23-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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I was over at my bro's house helping him paint and in one room I found candle wax had dripped down the walls (from sconces). I scraped off most of it with a plastic scraper, but I'm sure I didn't get all of it. Any secrets to getting all the wax off the walls before we paint?

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I've done this before- I used an iron (on low) with either a paper towel or newspaper between it and the wall. The iron will heat up the remaining wax, and the paper should absorb most of it.

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Found more candle wax on the mantle as well - your idea should work there as well! Thanks!
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I've done this before- I used an iron (on low) with either a paper towel or newspaper between it and the wall. The iron will heat up the remaining wax, and the paper should absorb most of it.
This is a great idea! We had candle wax drippings on our floor for several years now. We always use a scraper. It's so tiring. Thanks for the great advice.
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You bet! It works great on furniture and clothes, too.
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