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How To Remove Oily Candle Wax Stain On Sandstone

Q. Hi. I have what appears to be an oily stain (which I think is from candle wax) on sandstone hearth. It's been there several years. Is there any hope of getting it out? I tried acetone and it did nothing. Any help for advice you can provide is much appreciated! Thank you! 

A. You will need to apply a poultice using a paint thinner and an absorbent medium. For the absorbent medium, use any of the following: 

  • Stonecare PRO Signature Professional Stone Poultice Powder
  • Clays and fullers earth
  • Talc
  • Chalk (whiting)
  • Sepiolite (hydrous magnesium silicate)
  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Methyl cellulose
  • Flour

For more information on poulticing, including a how-to video demonstration, visit our Stain App

We hope you succeed in removing the stain, but if not, contact one of our vetted, highly qualified stone and tile restoration contractors. Find one in your area here: Find a PRO.
 
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