How To Remove Wax From Furniture

How To Remove Wax From Furniture

Are you wondering how to remove wax from furniture? Whether your wax warmer accidentally spilled on your new sofa or a candle dripped onto your favorite chair, you can save your furniture from permanent damage. 

As your trusted scented wax melt professionals, we’re going to teach you how to remove wax from your couch or other furniture with ease. In a few simple steps, your furniture will be as good as new with all of the wax removed. 

Let’s get started!

How to Remove Wax from Furniture in 3 Steps

Furniture comes in all shapes, sizes, and materials, but these three simple steps will help you remove wax with ease. 

1. Let the Wax Dry

Regardless of the type of furniture, it’s best to wait until the wax is dry before removing it. To speed up this process, you can use an ice cube to harden the wax. 

2. Scrape Off the Wax with a Butter Knife

Once the wax is hard and dry, use a butter knife (or similar tool) to gently scrape the wax off your furniture. Attempt to remove as much of the wax as possible during this step without damaging your furniture.

3. Transfer Remaining Wax with an Iron

If wax residue remains after you scrape off the bulk of the spill, use a paper bag or paper towel and iron to remove the rest of the wax. To do this, set your iron to low-medium heat. Place a paper towel or paper bag on top of the wax and slowly run the iron back and forth. This will transfer the remaining wax from your furniture to the paper. 

That’s how to remove wax from your couch or other furniture! If you follow these three steps and you’re left with a stain or residue on your furniture, don’t fret. Simply take one final step to remove all that’s leftover.

Bonus Step: Use Mineral Spirits to Remove Remaining Wax Stain

Soak a cotton ball or cloth in mineral spirits, and use it to wipe away any remaining wax paste or residue from your furniture’s surface without spreading the stain. 

Now that you know how to remove wax from furniture, you can melt your favorite scents with confidence. Plus, you can visit the Happy Wax® blog to learn how to remove wax from clothes and how to get wax out of carpet if you do accidentally spill again.

Find All the Wax Scents You Love at Happy Wax®

Whether you have a go-to scent or want to find something new for your home or office, you can find the best-selling wax melts and flame-free wax warmer kits from Happy Wax®. At Happy Wax®, we are committed to providing phthalate, paraffin, and paraben-free essential oil wax melts that smell amazing without compromising your health.

With tons of classic and unique scents to choose from, it’s easy to make your space smell great. Plus, we not only teach you how to clean up spilled wax, but we help you avoid it with wax warmers that minimize leaks and spills. Browse and shop Happy Wax® today to find your new favorite wax melt scent and warmer. 

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Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman is the Marketing Manager at Happy Wax headquartered in Hillsborough, NC. Katie brings 15+ years of marketing experience and a passion for making luxury soy wax melts accessible to everyone. When Katie isn’t hard at work, you can find her filling her home with her favorite Happy Wax scents Vanilla Sandalwood and Pine Forest, traveling the world, volunteering at her alma mater, and encouraging her two young children to try new things.