How to Remove or Dissolve Candle Wax on Glass

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How to Remove or Dissolve Candle Wax on Glass
Candles add warmth and ambience to any room. (candles image by Ekaterina Lozanova from

Candle wax stains on glass, whether it's glass furniture or glass windows, happen when candle wax splatters or spills. Spilt candle wax creates a stain that's both waxy and greasy. In order to successfully remove the entire stain, both the wax and grease must be removed. Supplies from home can be used to successfully remove candle wax stains, and this saves money normally spent on commercial products.

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Things you need

  • Hair dryer
  • Clean cloths
  • White vinegar
  • Used dryer sheet

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    Turn the hair dryer on to the "Medium" heat setting and hold it about 12 inches above the hardened candle wax. Heat the candle wax until it liquefies.

    How to Remove or Dissolve Candle Wax on Glass
    Melt the candle wax so it can be removed without scraping and scratching glass. (dryers image by timur1970 from
  2. 2

    Wipe up the melted candle wax using a clean, soft cloth. Turn to a clean portion of the cloth and continue to wipe until you've removed as much of the candle wax substance as possible.

  3. 3

    Dampen a clean cloth with undiluted white vinegar. Wipe the glass surface to remove any residual candle wax stains. Dry the glass with another clean towel.

  4. 4

    Tackle any greasy film left by the candle wax by buffing the glass with a used dryer sheet. The used dryer sheet removes the grease and leaves a shine.

Tips and warnings

  • Place candles on a coaster or trivet to avoid splatters on glass furniture.
  • Avoid scraping candle wax to remove it from glass as you will scratch the glass surface.

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