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How to Remove Leg Wax From a Sink

Mary Ylisela

Leg wax is a convenient way to remove unwanted hair at home. Hair removal wax has a sticky, oily base, causing it to effectively adhere to the skin. This same sticky, oily base causes leg wax to stick to a sink surface, as well.

Leg wax on the sink surface attracts other stains.

It's important to remove leg wax from a sink as soon as possible as the wax will act as a dirt magnet and attract other dirt, oils and soap scum to the sink.

  1. Heat a hair dryer to the low or medium setting and point in the direction of the leg wax stain on the sink. Keep the hair dryer about 1 foot away from the wax so it melts without splattering.

  2. Wipe up the leg wax with paper towels as the hair dryer liquefies it. Change to clean paper towels after each wipe so you're not rubbing the wax back into the sink's surface. Continue to melt and wipe up the leg wax until you've removed as much wax substance as possible, then discard the soiled paper towels in the trash.

  3. Soak a clean sponge with white vinegar. Scrub the leg wax residue left on the sink's surface with the vinegar-soaked sponge, then rinse with warm water. Vinegar is a natural degreaser and removes wax residue.

  4. Towel-dry the sink surface, then buff with a used dryer sheet. The dryer sheet removes any remaining grease from the leg wax and leaves a nice shine.

  5. Tip

    Wipe up leg wax spills on the sink immediately before the wax has a chance to harden. Use baking soda as a mild abrasive to remove stubborn wax residue.


    Avoid trying to rinse the leg wax down the sink drain with hot water as the wax can harden in the drain and cause a clog.