how to paint wax stain

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how to paint wax stain

Dear All,

I am repainting some porch furniture. Unfortunately I left a candle on a table and it melted in the Alabama sun into the wood. How can I paint this wax stained table? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Andrea
 
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I've removed wax from surfaces before (also crayon and similar) by scraping as much as possible off. Then I used a solvent such as OOPs or mineral spirits poured on a paper towel (or other absorbent cloth like a diaper) and repeated multiple times, never allowing the surface to completely dry. This would soak in, dissolve the wax and then wick into the cloth. You could let the cloth dry and actually feel the stiffness of the wax in it.

After it is removed a light sanding SHOULD ready the surface for paint though I was always prepping for stain, so you should wait for a paint Pro to weigh in.
 
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I'd try to remove as much of the wax as possible and then use a pigmented shellac primer [like zinnser's BIN]

btw - welcome to the forums Andrea!
 
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