how to remove candle wax from glass coffee table

How to Remove Candle Wax from a Glass Coffee Table

Glass coffee tables are beautiful additions to a living room, bringing a feeling of class and elegance to the space. However, if you have lit candles and put them on the table, you may — unfortunately — find that you have wax built up around the edges of the table. Fear not, though, because it’s not too hard to get the wax off with some patience and the right materials.

What You’ll Need

To safely and efficiently remove the wax off of your glass coffee table, you will need:

  • An iron on low heat setting
  • A towel made of a thick fabric
  • A plastic scraper


  • Plug in the iron and set it to its lowest heat setting. Whatever type of iron you have should have a “cotton” setting, which is the lowest that you can use; fortunately, this is also the ideal temperature for melting wax.
  • Fold the towel into four layers, to create a thick piece of fabric. Make sure that the towel is big enough for the iron to sit on.
  • Press the iron onto the towel, over the wax. Keep it pressed down for five to ten seconds. Be sure to check the area every few seconds, as the glass table can become damaged if the iron is left on for too long.
  • Remove the iron and wipe away the melted wax with the towel. If all of the wax hasn’t melted, keep repeating steps 3-4 until it’s gone.
  • After all the wax is removed, use the plastic scraper to finish off the job. This will get rid of any wax that is more stubborn, without the risk of scratching the glass table.


Following these steps, you will be able to remove all of the wax from your glass coffee table, leaving it looking as good as new. It is important to be careful, however, and move slowly so that the glass isn’t damaged in the process. Overall, it’s a surprisingly easy process, so don’t worry!

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