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How do you remove candle wax from brick?

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To remove candle wax from brick, scrape the wax with a dull knife, and use a heat gun to melt the wax residue. Finally, blot the wax with a soft cloth. You need a dull knife, a heat gun and soft cloths to complete this task.

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  1. Scrape the brick

    Use a dull knife to scrape away as much wax as possible from the brick surface. Use moderate pressure to avoid scrubbing into the brick. Wipe off the particles generated from scraping.

  2. Melt the wax residue

    Once scraped, use a heat gun to gently heat and melt the remaining wax. Keep any inflammable objects at a safe distance to prevent a fire outbreak. Do not touch the heated brick, and wear protective gloves as a precaution against skin burns.

  3. Blot the wax

    Place a soft cloth on top of the melted wax, and press gently. Let the wax transfer to the cloth. If necessary, place the heat gun on top of the cloth to provide additional heat as the cloth absorbs wax. Repeat blotting until all the wax is cleared. To avoid staining the brick, use a different cloth every time you blot. If wax still remains, heat it, and use a soft cloth to rub it gently until the wax is removed.

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