How to Remove Candle Wax From Wood Furniture

Candles are an inexpensive way to add elegance to your home while filling the area with a pleasant aroma. Candle wax can drip, drop and land on unwanted surfaces including wood furniture. The candle wax dries fast and can be difficult to remove without harming the wood finish. However, with a few common household items and a little determination you can remove the candle wax without damaging your wood furniture.

Candle wax can create a messy situation.

Step 1

Wipe the hardened candle wax on the wood furniture vigorously with an old dryer sheet. If the wax is still present, continue with the remaining steps.

Step 2

Plug in a hairdryer and set it on a medium setting. Hold the hairdryer a few inches above the wood furniture.

Step 3

Turn the hairdryer "On" and move it in a back-and-forth motion above the candle wax. The heat from the hairdryer will soften the candle wax and make removal easier.

Step 4

Wipe the softened candle wax off the wood furniture with paper towels. Reapply heat to remove any remaining wax.

Step 5

Saturate a cloth with equal parts cool water and white vinegar. Wipe the waxy residue left behind from the candle wax off the wood furniture. Wipe dry with a towel.