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  1. #1
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    Default wax spillage

    was melting some wax in the kitchen and accidentally spilled some on the floor... anything dissolve beeswax so i can remove it?

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    You probably don't do a lot of cross-country skiing where you live, but I always used paint thinner to remove old wax off my skis. Give it a try.

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    Turpentine. That's what paint thinner is I think? I use distilled mineral spirits, which is distilled turpentine and does not smell as strong.

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    Scrape off what you can with a razor blade.....the rest will wear off...gee wax on floors...who'd figure

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    wax on white tile turns black after a while cause of dirt and stuff..

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    we have inlaid linoleum and I use a single edge razor blade.

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    You can use a hair dryer to melt the wax then wipe it up with a paper towel.
    Sheri

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    A hair dryer does work well. An iron works well too. Put down a few layers of paper towel then apply the hot iron. The melted wax will absorb into the paper towels. Also, I believe nail polish remover will dissolve wax.

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    Default Re: wax spillage

    Goof Off works even better than mineral spirits. I never tried turpentine, but that is pretty similar to goof off and probably works good too.

    Ditto on Sheri's melt and wipe idea. I do that too. In fact I use a heat gun just cause it's hotter and faster, but I wouldn't do that on anything other than a ceramic tile floor.
    Troy

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