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Candles FAQ

Spilt Candle Wax

To remove spilt candle wax from furnishings first scrape off as much as you can with a knife, but be careful not to spread the wax even further. To remove the remainder of the spill, there are two methods – hot and cold.

For the cold treatment, put some ice cubes into a plastic bag and hold it against the wax for a few minutes. As the wax gets colder, it should become brittle. Give the wax a sharp tap and it should break off in small pieces.

For the hot method, soften the wax by blasting it with hot air from a hairdryer. Then cover the wax with a clean absorbent cloth and use a warm iron over the top to melt the wax into the cloth. On soft furnishings, once you’ve removed the solid wax, you may also need to use a degreaser, such as Staines Devils Number 8, available at most hardware stores and supermarkets.

Be Candle Safe – General Advice

We hope that all of your Candlelight Company purchases bring that special touch to your home – but take care and use them safely, here are some general safety tips that you should always follow:

- Always place lit candles well away from foliage, furniture, curtains and soft furnishings that may not be fire retardant, and always out of draughts

- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets

- Never leave a candle unattended

- Keep candles away from hair and clothing

- Always place candles upright in suitable holders that can’t easily fall over and place on a heat resistant surface

- Always be sure candles are properly extinguished

- Always extinguish candles with a candle snuffer, do not blow them out as this will displace the candle wick and cause the candle to smoke the next time it is lit

- Trim wick to 0.5cm before lighting and relighting