Good Questions: UnWaxing Help for Lazybones?

Good Questions: UnWaxing Help for Lazybones?

Maxwell Ryan
Dec 5, 2006

Hello AT,

I have a pottery barn reindeer candleholder like this one. How do I remove the wax that I was apparently too lazy to remove last Christmas? Thanks for any suggestions.

Thanks, Robin

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Dear Robin,

SKGR, our resident wax expert says it's pretty straightforward. You need to warm the whole thing up in water and then scrape it out. Really hot water will get out the big stuff and then you can wipe out the final film. It does require ELBOW GREASE of course.

If you put a tiny bit of water in the cup under your new votive, you may also find that the wax won't stick so much.

On a side note, how many people share our frustration with decorative candleholders in that they are so much harder to clean out than simple glass votives? This one isn't so bad, as we've seen far worse where the candle holes allow the wax to go down so deep it really does become nearly impossible to get it all out.


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