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Old 07-09-2005, 11:32 AM
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Question Candle Wax On Wallpaper-Help!

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OH blew out a candle last night and some of the red wax splattered on my new Laura Ashley wallpaper He has tried removing it with a knife and hasnt done much.

Please give me some advice. I waited 2 years for him to decorate my lounge and he has now !!!!!!ed it up Although the wallpaper was reduced to 3.00 a roll from 25-that isnt the point.

If it doesnt come off, there will be more red stuff splattered on the walls later and it wont be wax!!

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If it doesnt come off, there will be more red stuff splattered on the walls later and it wont be wax!!
Hehe that was funny

I'm really not sure what to do as you cant really use the old method of brown paper and an iron on wallpaper can u?!?! ?? Or maybe you can... ?! If your daring!!

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OH blew out a candle last night and some of the red wax splattered on my new Laura Ashley wallpaper He has tried removing it with a knife and hasnt done much.
As above - brown paper, or kitchen towel, and a warm iron.

Then there's likely to be a red stain from the wax colouring which, with a bit of luck, can be dealt with using hair spray - spray on, wipe off.
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The worse thing you can do is to use an iron thats too hot, as squeaky says, use a warm iron

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and don't panic if its taking a while to soak off, the slower the better, worked on wallpaper in my hallway, but it was white wax. best of luck.
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Penny-Pincher, did you get the candle wax off?

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OH just about to do this...wish him luck...lol

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Hey

Have got all the wax off wallpaper but the red stains arent coming off with the hairspray...any other ideas???

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Have got all the wax off wallpaper but the red stains arent coming off with the hairspray...any other ideas???

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Try dabbing with a piece of toilet roll with some aftershave on it, the cheaper the better. work inward from the outside of the stain to avoid spreading it and making the job harder alternatively if your a boots shopper you will no doubt have some of the ruby and milly smudge brushes these are excellent in this situation.

Test a hidden area of the wallpaper for colour fastness first you don't want to make things worse by drawing dye from the paper as that can never be remedied without further decoration.
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Try dabbing with a piece of toilet roll with some aftershave on it, the cheaper the better. work inward from the outside of the stain to avoid spreading it and making the job harder alternatively if your a boots shopper you will no doubt have some of the ruby and milly smudge brushes these are excellent in this situation.

Test a hidden area of the wallpaper for colour fastness first you don't want to make things worse by drawing dye from the paper as that can never be remedied without further decoration.
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This is also brilliant for moving permanent marker prices from plastic/cellophane wrappers if giving for gifts or reselling reduced items!!
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This is also brilliant for moving permanent marker prices from plastic/cellophane wrappers if giving for gifts or reselling reduced items!!
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Any idea on how to get spilled candlewax off plain navy blue wallpaper!
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I had exactly the same problem last year and posted but cant find the thread. Unfortunatly all the advice given didnt help get the mark off the wallpaper but appreciated the advice all the same.

Sorry I couldnt help further.

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Brown paper and an Iron - on a low temperature works - well worked on our carpet, not so sure about wallpaper though.

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I tried the brown paper and iron and although you may be able to get the wax off, the colour stain will probably remain. I also tried the hairspray one

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Just wanted to say thanks for the hairspray tip, which has just saved my 3yr olds life

He ran his toy spaceship up the white wallpaper we put up last week and left 2 long tyre tracks - then he tried to clean it up with a wetwipe before we spotted it !

Thank goodness the hairspray worked - he lives to destoy again another day !!!
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White wallpaper to a 3 year-old .... isn't that like red rag to a bull? Thank heavens for hairspray!
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