You’re probably reading this article because some waxy accident happened to you, too. But guess what? You’re not the only one, because it seems that I’m a master in spilling candle wax, and the last stained item was the living room wall with red candle wax! Marvelous!

Candles give a diffuse light to every room, but, most of the time, they are very messy! If you spill it, the removal process can be a bit difficult, depending on the surface you want to clean. But, with the right tips and tricks, removing candle wax is a piece of cake.

After spilling red candle wax on my walls, I only knew the trick with the hot iron, but this trick worked wonders only to remove wax from fabrics.

So, let’s improvise and think! Heat will remove wax no matter what, so why not use a hairdryer? Yes, it works wonders!

Ok! Grab the next items and start the wax removal process:

  • Blow dryer
  • Paper towels


  • Turn the blow dryer onto the hot setting, and then choose the fastest blow.
  • Keep the blow dryer almost 1 inch distance from the waxed wall, and turn it on.
  • Move it in small circular motions.
  • Hold a paper towel below the wax stain to catch the wax when it melts down. Also, you can tape the paper towel ease your job.
  • As soon as wax begins to melt turn off the blow dryer.
  • Now, take the paper towels and remove all melted wax surplus.
  • Repeat the above procedure until the wax is completely removed from the wall.
  • At the end, when all the wax is removed, buff the area where wax was using dryer sheets to lift any waxy residues.