How to Remove Wax from Stone Tile

tan colored stone tile
  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
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What You'll Need
Putty knife
Wax remover
Paper towel
Brown paper or old towel

To remove wax from stone tiles you can use some simple techniques and tools from around the house. Try the easiest solutions first and move onto the next step if there is still wax on the tiles.

Step 1 - Scrape the Wax

Use a putty knife and carefully scrape up the majority of the wax. Be sure to test how easily your tile scratches and use a light hand. A plastic putty knife is a better option than metal. You could also try an old bank card or gift card.

Step 2 - Apply Heat

Put down an old towel and run a heated iron over the area. Keep moving the towel so that there is a clean surface for the wax to stick to. The wax should adhere to the cloth and lift off of the stone tiles.

Step 3 - Use a Solvent

If the stain is still there, buy a commercial wax remover or use alcohol or acetone. Be sure to follow the tile manufacturer’s guidelines before applying any solvent to your tiles. If you find it is safe for your tiles, then dab some of the solvent on the area. Scrub with a toothbrush and finally rinse to remove any solvent remaining. Remember that you need good ventilation and no open flames when applying a flammable solvent.