Old  April 14th, 2006, 6:12pm     #1
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How can I get melted wax off the mirror and countertop
My tart warmer exploded somehow and there is dried wax everywhere! I'm trying to scrape it off but it's just making a smeared mess. HELP! It looks awful.
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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 6:17pm     #2
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I would heat it up and let it melt and wipe it off till it was gone if it doesn't scrape off.
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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 6:18pm     #3
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Use a scraper to get most of it off and then use an all purpose cleaner and elbow grease to clean it. Good luck.


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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 6:24pm     #4
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I would heat it up and let it melt and wipe it off till it was gone if it doesn't scrape off.
This is a good idea. I used to work in the wax room of a foundry and that is how we would get the dried wax off our work tables.'

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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 7:02pm     #5
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Once I got wax onto the carpet. I used a brown paper bag and an iron. Maybe that is a possiblity for your case, but I am not sure

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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 7:08pm     #6
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Use a scraper to get most of it off and then use an all purpose cleaner and elbow grease to clean it. Good luck.


I tried both and it's making a big ol' mess. What do I heat it with? An iron? Can I use typing paper instead of a bag do you think?
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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 7:23pm     #7
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I tried both and it's making a big ol' mess. What do I heat it with? An iron? Can I use typing paper instead of a bag do you think?

Put a few layers of paper towels on the wax and heat it up with an iron, that might work.


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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 8:01pm     #8
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A hair dryer might work to heat it up,too. That's how I got candle wax off the floor when my DD spilt a candle. I would heat a small section at a time.
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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 8:31pm     #9
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Use a razor blade to scrape it off.
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  Old  April 14th, 2006, 9:25pm     #10
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Maybe ice to harden it and pop it off?

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  Old  April 15th, 2006, 12:27am     #11
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Ice will work great for this. Just hold the ice cube on the wax for a few and it should pop right off.

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  Old  April 15th, 2006, 12:42am     #12
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Ice will work great for this. Just hold the ice cube on the wax for a few and it should pop right off.

Or better yet, fill a gallon size ziplock bag with ice, lay it on the counter on the wax, come back and sweep for 30 minutes and then go back and pop the wax off. It should just pop right off, like dried glue.

Good luck, Lulu.
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  Old  April 15th, 2006, 3:44am     #13
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There is now a product available to get wax off and out of stuff.
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  Old  April 15th, 2006, 10:25am     #14
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OK. Couldn't do the razorblade thing...I get chills just thinking about it. I borrowed a brown paper bag and used the iron. That got rid of most of it except the wax that melted into the space between the mirror and whatever holds it in place. Thanks everyone!!!
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  Old  April 15th, 2006, 10:38am     #15
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Once I got wax onto the carpet. I used a brown paper bag and an iron. Maybe that is a possiblity for your case, but I am not sure
Excellent advice. I had to do this, too! It does work!! Sorry to hear about the mess it made!!
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