Return to the Cleaning Tips Forum | Post a Follow-Up

wax on bricks

Posted by oldalgebra (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 08 at 19:04

Last month we had a party and I set out several pillar candles. The next day I left them out and in 100-plus degrees, they melted. Some melted on my brick patio and the wax is in the pours of the bricks.
Can anyone suggest a way to loosen/disolve the wax and remove it?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: wax on bricks

I suspect you will have to burn it about an acetylene torch? Then use a strong soap and brush abd a hose to remove the resulting black soot.
Linda C

RE: wax on bricks again!

I meant a propane torch!! of those little welders torches.
Linda C

RE: wax on bricks


God love ya! It worked like a charm. I'm now the proud owner of a little hand-held propane torch, a half bottle of C Calcium, a used wire brush, and 2 extra pairs of rubber gloves, I'm ready for anything. Bring it on!

Thanks, Denise C.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Cleaning Tips Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here