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Remove Wax Spots

Clean hardened-wax drips on tables by blow-drying on low for several seconds. Scrape away warm wax with the edge of a credit card, and wipe away any residue. One way to treat wax on tablecloths is with boiling water: stretch fabric taut across a colander and secure with a rubber band. Place colander in a deep sink; peel as much wax from surface as possible. Pour boiling water over wax-covered area. The wax will liquefy and wash away.

Comments (2)

  • JuiceGuy 16 Feb, 2014

    Cool tips, I have one of a Southwest airlines credit card that was damaged. I'm getting some ideas now !

  • cthorson 8 Oct, 2009

    You can also put a piece of paper over the wax and warm it with an iron. The paper will absorb the wax as it melts.