How to Clean Wax From Just About Anything

With a little knowledge and elbow grease, you can remove wax from just about anything.

It’s inevitable. You are throwing a party and someone knocks over your wax warmer and there is wax all over the carpet, wall and end table. There is no easy way to clean up melted wax from things, but with a little work and knowledge, you’ll be able to remove wax from just about anything. 

From Fabric:

First, put the fabric in the freezer for about thirty minutes (If the wax is on a couch or something that can not be put in the freezer, then use an ice cube to freeze the wax). Then, remove the fabric and scrape off the cold wax. Next, use a warm iron and place a paper bag over the remaining wax. Run the iron over the wax and the paper bag will absorb it. Finish it off by applying a little straight laundry detergent directly to the stain and washing as directed. If the wax leaves a particularly noticeable stain, you can also treat it with stain-remover if the fabric is washable.

From Painted Walls:

Using a similar method to the fabric, warm an iron to its low setting and place several layers of paper towels over the wax. Working in short intervals, run the iron over the paper towels. The wax should transfer to the paper towels. If you are scared to use the iron, try a hairdryer on the hottest setting. Wipe off the wax as it melts. 

From Wood:

Don’t try to chip away at the wax when it’s spilled on wood. This could remove the finish of the wood. Instead, use a hairdryer on the warm setting and slowly melt the wax, wiping it away as it melts. 

From Carpet:

Place a paper bag over the wax and turn your iron on to a low setting. Run your iron over the bag where the wax is. The wax will soften and the bag will absorb it. 

From Sink/Countertop:

Use a dish scraper or credit card to scrape up the wax and discard it in the garbage. Use very hot water to dissolve the rest of the wax then clean with a brush and dish soap.

From Hair:

If the wax is closer to the ends of the hair, hold it under running hot tap water. If it’s closer to the root, use olive oil to help loosen it up and then pull the wax out. 

Hard surfaces like TV, candleholders, etc.

Use an ice cube to freeze the wax then slowly work at chipping the wax off. 

There you have it! With a little knowledge, you can clean wax off of just about anything! To learn more about our beautiful wax warmers, visit