How to Remove Wax From Brass Candlesticks
Those brass candlesticks, all new and shiny, may not appear so nice after burning a candle or two in them. Rather than hiding the candlesticks away to keep that waxy mess from sight, then remove the wax from freezing the candlestick to get one hour or so, or by using heat from a hair dryer in the event the candlestick includes non-brass elements.
Freeze, If You Please
Freezing a brass candlestick sometimes hardens the wax enough it may be chipped away with a fingernail or nonabrasive tool like a rubber scraper in the kitchen. A hour or so should be long enough to harden wax onto a brass candlestick which has no additional components on it like stone or wood. If the candlestick does contain other materials, don’t place it in the freezer, as these areas could crack or become separated in the metal. The freeze method also can help eliminate plugs of wax stuck in the base of a candleholder.
Melt It Again
Melt the wax another time with heat from a hair dryer. Warm the affected area using a hair dryer, then dab up the wax as it dissolves with a paper towel.