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How to Remove Candle Wax From a Bathtub

Misty S. Bledsoe

Candles sitting around the edges of a bathtub can create a romantic or relaxing setting, and can be the sole source of light for the bathroom if arranged properly. Wax can spill onto the bathtub if you try to move a candle before it is completely cool or blow it out with too much force. You’ll need to drain the bathtub before removing the candle wax.

Step 1

Place two to three ice cubes inside a small plastic bag. Close the bag just above the ice cubes and secure it with a twist tie or tie a knot in it.

Step 2

Place the ice directly over the wax and hold in place for 60 seconds. The goal is to freeze the wax so it becomes hardened. Use a small rag to hold the ice in place and protect your fingers.

Step 3

Use the back side of a dull butter knife to scrape the wax away. It should come right off. If the wax covers a large surface area, you may need to repeat the process to get it all.

Step 4

Use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser if the wax left a color stain. Wet the Magic Eraser and rub until the stain is gone. You may need to apply pressure to get it all.