Floors Candle

Published on February 4th, 2018 | by Henri

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Candle wax on cement floor

Q.  I am writing this for a woman that I work with. She has a situation and would like to see if you can help her with. This is what she has to say:

“I spilled melted wax from a votive candle in several areas on my cement porch floor, which of course, has now hardened. I tried scraping it off with a single edge razor blade only to make marks in the concrete. A pressure washer was also used to no avail. I wonder if you are familiar with some kind of solvent that might do the trick? Or do you have any other ideas?”

Thanking you in advance.

A.  Try placing a terry cloth (best) or a half dozen paper towels on the wax and put a hot iron on them. The wax should melt and be absorbed by the terry cloth or paper towels.

Have handy a bottle of mineral spirits and quickly wipe the remaining softened wax that has not been absorbed into the terry cloth or paper towels.

Finish the job by wiping off the mineral spirits with warm water and dish detergent.

Repeat as needed.

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