How to Clean Wall Candle Holders (Easy Steps)
Cleaning wall candle holders can be an irritating task and can end up driving you crazy. Trying to clean the candle holder after the candle wax has burned down into it is something a lot of people dread doing since it can be difficult and take up so much of their time. If you are using candles the liquify, the clean up process could take you much longer.
If you’re here trying to find some advice to help you deal with this issue quickly and easily, after you have tried almost everything you could think of, from using tools from the toolbox, to cutlery from the kitchen. You will be happy to hear that you have finally arrived at the right place. Here you will find the advice that you are looking for.
Cleaning wall candle holders doesn’t need to be such a pain to deal with. Continue reading this article to find out how to clean your wall candle holders easily. But a piece of advice before we begin, do not let any candle burn less than an inch into any candle holder. This will make your life so much easier in the future and you will not need to look online to find advice to help you solve your candle-related problem.
There are different methods that you can use to clean your candle holder. Choose whichever method is most appropriate for you to use and finally get the wall candle holder clean and looking like new.
Method 1 – Place it in the Freezer
Place your candle holder in the freezer for several hours. This will end up freezing all the wax still inside the candle holder that you want to get out. As well as freezing it, the candle wax will also shrink as a result of it being frozen. Take the candle holder out once enough time has passed and make sure that the wax inside the candle holder is now frozen solid, if it’s still malleable, then put it back in the freezer and come back later.
Use whatever tool seems most appropriate and remove the candle wax from inside the wall candle holder.
After just using the tool a little bit after the candle wax is frozen, you will notice a huge difference. The candle wax should be breaking apart easily and the solid pieces should just fall out without any trouble when you shake the holder. Now just wipe the candle holder clean with a cloth, you may need to use some water on the cloth if there are a few tiny specs left inside the candle holder. That is it. You should now have a clean wall candle holder that is ready to use whenever you need it.
Remember, next time you use the wall candle holder, do not let the candle you are using, no matter what type it is, burn less than an inch into any candle holder. This will save you from going through this process again.
Method 2 – Use Hot Water
Drop some hot water over the wax that is difficult to remove in the candle holder. Leave it for a moment and let the remaining wax heat up and melt. If you need to add more water, then go ahead. Just continue to do this until all the wax still remaining within the wall candle holder has melted. Once it has, just pour the candle wax out. This will either happen all at once, or you may need to repeat this process several times to get all the candle wax out.
Once all the candle wax has been poured out. Then all you need to do is clean the candle holder with a cloth, just like you would if you chose the first method. You might not need to use water this time, as the wax is liquified. That’s it. Put the candle back where it was and use it whenever you need to.
You can also fill a pan with boiling water and place the candle holder in the pan. Then come back a little while later and just pour the candle wax out, instead of doing it manually. This will be more convenient for most people. Choose whichever version is better for your situation and have that holder looking brand new.
Method 3 – Use the Oven
This is a great method to use if you have multiple candle holders that you want to clean at one time and just it all over with. First, scrape out as much candle wax as you can using a spoon or whatever tool you prefer. Then heat the oven up to 180 degrees. Get a rimmed baking pan and line it with tinfoil or a layer or two of parchment paper.
Place the candles upside down on the baking pan and place the pan in the oven. The wax should melt in 10-15 minutes. Remove the baking pan after this much time has elapsed, and make sure that all of the wax has melted, if not place it back in the oven just a little bit longer and then take it out.
Use something that is heat-proof and will allow you to pick up the holders without harming yourself. Pour out the melted wax inside the candle holder. Use a cloth to clean up whatever is still left inside and rinse the holders with water. That’s it, you are now done, put the candle holder on the wall and use it whenever you need it.