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Old 01-08-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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Candle wax on a new paint job

I just had the front of my old (1854) house painted, and someone blew out a candle (rather than using the snuffer). There is candle wax on a dark green wall. Anyone have any ideas how to remove it without messing up the beautiful paint? In fact, I'll be able to disguise it, and would rather do that than scrub it and make more of a mess.

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Old 01-08-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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Use an iron on a low setting over a towel or paper towel. The iron will heat the wax which will absorb into the towel.

Low setting!

Works for carpet too.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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Or rub it with an ice cube--it might pop right off.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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You might find a solution here, Claire.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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Oh, I was just going to say the ice cube trick too. Then if any is left, do the papertowel trick. Keep turning the towel or use a few.
Good luck.
I've used both methods on my good tablecloths.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
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The iron works on anything. Just make sure you don't scorch your paint!
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