How to remove spilled wax from pavers


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Old 07-31-16, 07:57 PM
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How to remove spilled wax from pavers

I spilled some citronella candle wax on my patio pavers several days ago. Don't have clue as to how to remove the wax. This is the type of paver.

 
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Old 07-31-16, 09:54 PM
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Never had that problem but what I would try is scrape as much as I could with a plastic scraper then cover with a paper towel and run an electric iron over the paper towel.
 
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Old 08-01-16, 03:52 AM
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Good idea. I'll try it. But I have my doubts. What I didn't mention was that the wax was very thin and mixed with water. The candles were left out during a rain. The very hot weather made the wax watery and I knocked it over by mistake. The pavers were very hot and the wax soaked right in. I'm afraid I may need to replace them.
 
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Old 08-01-16, 04:16 AM
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It may be way out there, but since the wax is semi flammable, why not try using a torch to "evaporate" it? Use a blue flame to keep it from depositing carbon on the pavers.
 
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I'm thinking denatured alcohol might dissolve candle wax. I've had limited success washing it off prior to painting with a solvent I had on hand - just can't remember which one usually it's easier/quicker for me to just prime it with pigmented shellac
 
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Old 08-01-16, 02:21 PM
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All good ideas. I was also told to try smearing peanut butter on it. Yes they were serious.
 
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Old 08-01-16, 02:45 PM
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All great ideas however,on Ray's idea I would use an old thin towel with the hot iron instead of paper towels. Soaks better.
 
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Old 08-01-16, 03:01 PM
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Yea, someone else told me the same thing when I mentioned that.
 
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Old 08-15-16, 10:29 AM
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Thanks for this post. I had the same issue a week ago. I'll try the suggestions mentioned here.
 
 

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