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Candlesticks Covered in Melted Wax?

posted by lwhite

Candle with FlameCandlelight is so beautiful at the dinner table and creates such a lovely ambiance, but that wax just seems to drip, drip and drip. It can be so difficult to remove the wax with out damaging the candlesticks. Here’s how to make this cleaning task much easier.

Gently place the candlesticks (not delicate or antique ones) into the freezer for about an hour or longer. When the wax is hard, you can remove them and then just lift off the wax with a fingernail or old plastic credit card. Wash ceramic, glass or metal candlesticks in hot sudsy water to get rid of any waxy bits that might remain on the candlesticks.

  • http://WestVirginia Connie Sue Stull

    I have a very old Tealight Candleholder made by Fenton Art Glass it has a Satin finish to it with red roses hand painted on it. I got it for my mother back in the late 60′s to early 70. At that time they didn’t put a candleholder crsyal tealight holder in them so a candle was burned in it and it is stuck. I’m afraid to put it in warm warm afraid it will crack it I’ve thought of trying a few seconds in the Microwave but it has a metal piece on the bottom of the candle. I wish I knew how much these pieces are worth since I have 17 different pieces of the same satin finish(ACID DIPPED) not sand blasted and some type of liquid used use on them to give that fake look. Can anyone give me some advise how to remove it?

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