How to Remove Wax from Stone Tile
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.
Step 2 – Apply Heat
Put down an old towel or brown paper bag and run a heated iron over the area. Keep moving the paper so that there is a clean surface for the wax to stick to. The wax should adhere to the paper 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.