How do you get wax off a wood table?


Quick Answer

To get wax off a wooden table, harden the wax, use a blunt knife to scrape off large chunks, and use an iron on low temperature to melt wax that has been absorbed into the surface. Absorb the melted wax with paper.

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  1. Harden the wax

    Put some ice cubes inside a plastic bag, and place the bag on top of the affected areas. This hardens the large chunks of wax, making it easier to scrape them off. Place the bag on each area of wax for approximately 20 seconds.

  2. Scrape large chunks with a blunt knife

    Using a blunt knife, scrape off the hardened chunks of wax. Be careful when applying force, as the knife can damage the wooden surface.

  3. Melt and absorb any remaining wax

    After scraping, some wax might still remain if the wooden surface is absorbent. Wax tends to get stuck in holes and cracks. Place a large piece of paper on the affected areas, and place an iron on top. Set the iron to a low temperature, and leave it turned on for 20 seconds. The wax underneath the paper melts and absorbs into the paper. Repeat the same procedure for all areas with remaining wax. If the paper starts sticking to the iron's surface, get a new sheet.

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