How to Clean Scented Candle Wax Off Laminate Flooring

Scented candle wax can create a messy, greasy stain when spilled or dripped on laminate flooring. While laminate flooring is sturdy and easy to maintain, it's best for the condition of the laminate flooring to clean the floor with as little moisture as possible. Removing scented candle wax should be done as quickly as possible with the driest cleaning method possible. Both wax and grease residue must be removed in order to have a stain-free floor surface that isn't slippery from candle wax residue.

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When candle wax drips onto your laminate floor, clean it with care.

Step 1

Fill a sandwich-sized plastic zip bag with ice cubes and seal the bag. Lay the bag of ice over the scented candle wax stain on your laminate flooring. Leave the ice bag in place until the candle wax is hardened.

Step 2

Scrape the hardened candle wax with a credit card. The credit card edge will lift the hardened wax without scratching or denting the surface of your laminate floor. Continue to scrape and lift until you've removed all of the candle wax substance and discarded it in a trash bag.

Step 3

Mix 1/4-cup white vinegar with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle to mix the diluted vinegar spray.

Step 4

Spray the diluted vinegar onto the laminate flooring at the site of the scented candle wax stain. The vinegar solution will remove any greasy residue left by the candle wax as well as odor from the candle's scent. Wipe the floor with a clean cloth to remove the vinegar spray and wax residue.


Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.