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How To Remove Wax from Walls

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How to Safely remove wax from walls.

How to Remove wax from walls

When my four year old kicked a ball in the living room, I immediately cringed and then heard a crash.  He knocked over my wax warmer and there went purple wax running down my wall.  My husband freaked (he doesn’t see these kinds of disasters all day long) me on the other hand, this is just a normal day.  Almost two and four year olds commit these kinds of acts regularly.

I went into clean mode as I imagined myself at Lowe’s trying to match paint chips.  How was I going to recreate this color?  I don’t even own it anymore.  Cut a piece off from some inconspicuous place?  I always wonder about these things.  After about 15 minutes of scrapping pieces off with my nails and a butter knife, light bulb went off.   How do I heat this wax up?   I was really going for the idea of the wax rolling off and onto the floor.

How to remove wax from my walls.

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Grab your hair dryer using it on medium to high heat.  Grab a few white paper towels.  Start by heating small portions of the wax with the hair dryer until you see it bead up and start to melt.  Take a paper towel and pat the wax, it will stick to the paper towel.  Proceed using clean parts of the paper towel until you remove all of the wax from the wall, floor and wherever else you find it.

Easy peasy way to remove wax.

Don’t waste your time scrapping or picking at it.  I cleaned this entire wall with the hair dryer in 10 minutes.

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When you go to remove wax from a surface remember to start in an inconspicuous spot just to be sure you don’t go past the paint surface.

Michelle is a thirty-something wife, mother to three boys and a daughter on the way. A Thrifty Diva Surviving Motherhood is an online editorial about life and styles of a family of 5. You can also find Michelle at , instagram, Twitter and facebook

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28 thoughts on “How To Remove Wax from Walls

  1. The same thing just happened to me except it was my fault and not my kids! I was unplugging my warmer from the outlet with it full of hot wax. I knew it would let lose abruptly (probably because this is the second time I’ve done it) so I was being really careful. Well, as before, the wax went everywhere! toilet, wall, sink, etc. Even the mouthwash bottle ended up with a wax seal! Never thought to use the hair dryer!

  2. If it gets on a carpet… place the paper towel down and use an iron to heat make sure the paper towel is thick so it does not heat to the iron but when done just pull the paper towel away and the wax will all come with it !!

  3. I hadn’t thought of a blow dryer to reheat the wax…we had an incident with our warmer. My son was running our dog on her leash through the house & knocked over our heated warmer…ON HIS HEAD!! I nearly had a heart attack. Thankfully the wax is not hot enough to burn but it sure did make a mess! He had wax in his hair. He started to rub his head-I imagine I would’ve rubbed my sore head too. But that just made it worse, spreading the wax all over his hair. First thing that came to mind was grab a comb & pull it out…that was too painful. Poor kid. Then, I remembered I had calming oil (used for after hair removal). IT WORKED! Just a few squirts worked in then combed out. End result-soft & great smelling hair…but broken Scentsy.

    1. The wax is easy to get out,,how do you get the color out,,,have tried everything,,I have red in my white carpet,,even the scentsy lady didnt know how to get the stains out,,

      1. Try warm soapy water on a cloth to get the area damp. Then take a white towel or something similar and an iron. Put the iron on medium to high heat and go over the area with the towel covering it. I have pulled up a lot of stains using this method. The heat pulls the damp liquid up, hopefully the red will come with it.

      2. I used my floor steamer (probably any steamer would do) to get a red Scentsy wax off my light colored tile and grout. Not sure it would work on carpet as well for the color, but it does for the wax.

      3. Why doesn’t Scentsy do something to prevent this problem. No more Scentsy for me, for this very reason.

        1. It doesn’t have to be Scentsy or not. It can be ANY brand. Just take an iron and paper bag on carpet. Hair dryer on floors and walls.

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  5. That is a great tip for getting wax off of a wall if it happens. To help ensure that it DOESN’T happen, though, here are a few ideas: Use cotton balls to absorb the used, melted wax. OR, place a ribbon in the melted wax. Let the wax dry. Lift out. OR, turn night light on just long enough to soften the wax. Then lift/wipe out easily. Most of all, enjoy your Scentsy!!

  6. My partner knocked our warmer over and it ended up going up the walls and over the carpet.
    I don’t use it anymore, I use the products from Le Reve.

  7. Any ideas for removing honee facial wax? I knocked over my warming pot and it’s everywhere! It’s a soft wax that won’t get very firm when it’s cold. Already tried ice cubes…

    1. Cooking oil..any kind. Mine got spilt under my sink and everything was coated. Apply let sit then scrape off. You may have to do several time but letting it sit a while works great.

  8. This works like a charm. My husband thought it was a regular candle and blew it out. Wax went everywhere on the wall and while I was sleeping he tried to wipe it up so it smeared all over. Hair dryer used and it was so easy least Thank you!

  9. Thank you! This is 6 time in 5 years. Candles to wax melts on walls, funiture, new floors. I’ve tried everything recommend except blow dryer. Now I need to go buy one!

  10. Husband is cleaning wax off the wall using the blow dryer as I type this. It looks to be working like a charm. Thanks!!!

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