How to Remove Candle Wax From a TV Screen

By Mark Spowart

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Rubber spatula

  • Two wash cloths

Use a rubber spatula to remove as much of the wax as possible.
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If candle wax happens to drip onto the glass screen of your television set, you should be able to remove it using household items. Be certain not to inflict any additional damage to the screen when removing the wax. Do not use any sharp or metal objects that could permanently damage the screen.

Scrape off the wax with a rubber cooking spatula to remove as much of it as possible. Use an eraser or other rubberized item if you don't have a rubber spatula.

Mix a small amount of dish soap and hot water in a bucket or sink. Soak a dish cloth in the water and squeeze out as much of the water as possible to keep it from being dripping wet. Remove the wax by carefully wiping it and the TV screen with the cloth. Repeat the process until all the wax has been removed.

Empty the sink or bucket and refill it with warm water only. Moisten a clean dish cloth and rinse the entire screen. This will remove any leftover wax and soap residue. Dry the TV screen by using a clean dish towel or paper towel.