Candles are a common household accessory, bringing elegance and atmosphere to any room. But when wax overflows and hardens on your candlestick holder, or the surface becomes grubby with fingerprints or grime, it can ruin the appearance of the once elegant candle holder!  

Want to learn how to clean candle holders easily? With five minutes and a little bit of elbow grease, WD-40® has the perfect hack on how to do it! Continue reading this super snappy blog to find out how to remove old candle wax and other grime from your candle holders! 

Prepare To Clean Candle Holders 

Find a flat, clean surface to clean your candlestick holder. Prepare everything you need, including your candlestick holder, handy can of WD-40® Multi-Use Flexible Straw, and a clean microfibre cloth. You should test the WD-40® on an inconspicuous area of your candlestick before cleaning, to ensure it does not react and prevent further damage.  

Cleaning Candle Holders: How To Remove Old Candle Wax & Clean  

Once your work area is prepped and your tools are ready to go, you can begin cleaning the candle holder. Firstly, place the candlestick holder facing upwards on your surface, and apply WD-40® Multi-Use Flexible Straw to the entire length. Use the handy bendable straw applicator to reach any tricky areas, such as grooves or engravements.  

Once you have coated the entire candle stick holder, allow the product to work for around two minutes. This will break down any grime, dirt, or leftover candle wax to ensure easy removal. After this time has passed, you can grab your microfibre cloth and begin to work the product in.  

Using soft circular motions, gently disperse and work in the product. Wipe the residue away, and reveal a clean, sparkling candlestick holder.   

Once the holder is clean, you should reapply an additional layer of WD-40® Multi-Use Product and massage it in using a soft cloth and wipe away any remaining residue. This will create a protective water and dust repellent layer to keep your candle stick holders clean and shiny for even longer! 

Polish The Candle Holders 

After wiping away the residue, you can polish your candlestick holder for an even brighter finish. Using a clean microfibre cloth, polish the metal in circular motions to refine the shine further. You’ll be blown away by your shiny, good as new candle stick holders! 

So, there you have it. Clean and polished candlestick holders ready for your next dinner party. If you enjoyed this article and found it useful, check out our other blogs here. There are plenty of other ways WD-40® can be used around the home, including fixing squeaky hingespolishing jewellery and much more!