Last week I gave you a tip for how to get wax off fabric but today I’m going to give you an easy tip for how to get wax off glass. We had a lot of candles lit at my Celebrity Couples party, so as you’ve seen there was a lot of wax to clean up! 🙂 The friend I borrowed the lanterns from said someone had borrowed them, and returned them covered in wax. She said it had been a nightmare to clean them off, so at the end of the night when 3 of her lanterns looked like this, I was dreading cleaning them.
Luckily, as I mentioned last week, my husband is also sometimes good for random cleaning tips. He keeps joking that he’s going to start a competing website called “Ask Matt”. 🙂 After testing his method on two of the lanterns I decided he had a good idea and I grabbed my camera.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Set the lantern in the large pot and fill it with water. The reason you put the lantern in first is so that you know exactly how much water you’ll need, if you add the lantern later the water might overflow.
Put the pot, with the lantern in it, on the stove and light the burner. Allow the water to get hot.
As the water heats up the wax that’s in the water will start to melt off. You can see in the picture there’s a clear line where the wax was in the water.
Remove the lantern and place it in the sink.
Use the remaining boiling water to pour over the wax that’s still on the glass. As you pour the water the wax will melt right off.
The glass will be waxy from the water with the melted wax in it, so use a paper towel to wipe any excess little pieces off the glass.
After you’ve gone over the glass with a paper towel, use an EnviroCloth to get the rest of the “greasiness” off the glass and the metal portions of the lantern.
After these quick easy steps for how to get wax off glass, your lanterns will look like new again! It only took me about 15 minutes to clean all three lanterns, and that includes the time it took to get the water boiling. And the best part is that I can return them to my friend, even cleaner than they were before!
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