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If you have candle soot on your walls, you may want to think about moving your candles. They may be too close to your walls! You may also want to consider purchasing candles made from beeswax to cut down on soot stains.
•To remove soot stains, you should first use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and go over the soot stains. This will lift any residue that is still on the wall.
•Add soap to water to a quart of water and mix well.
•Dip a soft sponge or cloth into the liquid and work the cleaner into a small section of the soot stain. Be careful that your sponge or cloth is not dripping because it can make the soot stain run down the entire wall.
•Rinse the clean area and dry with a soft cloth.
•If this does not remove the candle soot stains from your wall, you may want to purchase a soot sponge that is specifically made to tackle this tough stain.
dirtx works well, but remember to start at the bottom and work your why up.
Soap is a rather broad term, what kind? how much? I have tried every kind of soap and cleaner I have and nothing has worked. Once I had a fire and the clean-up team came in with some liquid in an unmarked bottle that wiped the soot up like water, no scrubbing or anything needed.
What kind & how much soap?
Keeping your candle wicks trimmed before burning will eliminate a lot of smoke that causes the problem.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|