How to Remove Candle Wax From a Textured Wall

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  • Beginner
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What You'll Need
Small paper bags
Hair dryer
Large dusting cloth

If you knocked over your candle, accidentally splashing wax onto a textured wall, don’t fret just yet. While it can be difficult to get off, it’s possible with the right method and tools.

Step 1 - Let the Wax Dry

Before you try to remove it, let the wax dry. Dry wax is easier to remove once it’s been heated up again, so you don’t need to worry about tackling the problem immediately.

Step 2 - Apply Heat

Once dry, apply heat over the wax by using a small paper bag and a hairdryer. Cover the area you will be heating with the bag, and slowly apply increasing levels of heat with the dryer. The wax will melt and loosen before attaching it to the bag.

When you remove the bag, the wax should be gone. Repeat this process with a fresh bag if there are any wax specks left. You can also try this process using a soft cloth and a clothes iron. Simply iron the cloth on the wall and allow the wax to adhere.

Step 3 - Wipe the Wall Down

Finally, take a large dusting cloth and wipe down the surface of the wall. Make sure the cloth is dry, otherwise it will fade the color of the textured wall.

Did you find any spilled wax on your floor, too? Don't worry. You can remove wax from your carpet with other materials you already have around your house, like ice cubes and rubbing alcohol.