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Remove Candle Wax from Wood, Fabric and Carpet

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    LESLIE: Maria in New Jersey, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?

    MARIA: Well, thank you for taking my call, Tom and Leslie. During the last holiday, I had a lot of candle wax drop onto a white, painted, wooden surface and I have not attacked this problem yet. It’s really a lot. I didn’t realize it was happening so a lot is sitting there. How will I eliminate that?

    TOM: Hmm. White candle wax on a wood table?

    MARIA: No. Candle wax on a white, wood table. (Leslie chuckles) Painted.

    LESLIE: And it’s probably red and green. (chuckles) The candle wax.

    MARIA: (overlapping voices) Yeah and the candle wax was – yes.

    LESLIE: Maria, I’ve dealt with – and this is sort of a good solution when you get candle wax on fabric or carpeting and on a wood surface, as well. What you want to do is you want to take a paper towel. I’ve also used paper bags – like a brown paper bag – and sort of open it up and lay it flat over the wax. And then you want to take your iron and make sure …

    MARIA: Ooh.

    LESLIE: … it’s not on a steam setting. You want to make sure it’s on a low setting – like warm – and then you want to put the iron on top of the wax. You don’t want to hold it there but just kind of put it over there and a grocery bag works great if your supermarket is still giving out those paper bags. And you want to just sort of …

    MARIA: Sort of iron it?

    LESLIE: And just iron it and then it should – if it works – stick right to the back side of the paper bag and then you can like – when you pull the bag up, it’ll stick to that side.

    MARIA: Oh.

    LESLIE: It’s going to take some work because you’ve got a lot but it does do the trick.

    MARIA: [I have a better one.] (ph) Well, that’s wonderful. Thank you so much.

    TOM: You’re so welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974.

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