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31 July 2023

How to effectively remove wax and citronella oil stains from floors

Summer has arrived, time for outdoor dinners with friends and chatting in the garden, all in the company of useful candles scented with lemongrass, our best ally to keep away the annoying mosquitoes. However, it often happens to discover that hateful stains are created on our floor due to the accidental pouring of candles or torch oils.

Effectively removing wax and citronella oil stains from porous floors (cotto, stone, cement, wood) can be a challenge, since these are very insidious stains and halos and you can feel very disoriented in finding an effective solution. This happens because the wax seeps into the floor material and dries inside, making it difficult to remove it.

But don’t panic, fortunately, there are some effective methods that can help you get rid of these annoying spots.

Remove lemongrass wax and oil: detailed procedure

First of all, it is important to act as fast as possible. The longer the stain remains on the floor, the harder it will be to remove. Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Scrape excess wax: Use a plastic or wood spatula to gently remove excess wax from the floor. Be sure not to scratch or damage the surface further;
  2. Harden the wax: place a plastic bag filled with ice cubes on the lemongrass wax stains or oil. Leave for a few minutes so that the wax hardens;
  3. Scrape again: After cooling and hardening the stain, use the plastic or wood spatula again to scrape the wax. Work gently to avoid damaging the surface;
  4. Prepare a cleaning solution: mix warm water with a few drops of dish detergent;
  5. Cleaning the stain: Use a soft cloth or sponge soaked in the cleaning solution and gently scrub the stain. Avoid using hard brushes or abrasive materials that could damage the floor. Keep cleaning until the stain is removed completely;
  6. Rinsing: after removing the stain, thoroughly rinse the area with clean water to remove any detergent residue;
  7. Heat with a hair dryer: if you still have wax, use your hair dryer to heat the wax, helping you remove it with paper towels.

When home remedies are not enough: solution with Solvosill

These or other home remedies often, however, do not give the desired results and you must therefore resort to specific products for cleaning the floors.

We take care of it! Our laboratory has in fact formulated a stain remover specific for porous floors. Be sure to read the product instructions carefully and follow them correctly.

Solvosill is for you: it is able to effectively remove lemongrass and oils from floors, thanks to its specific formula. This versatile product can be used on all stone materials, including marble, granite, ceramic, porcelain tiles, natural stone and even wood.

How to use Solvosill

Let’s see how to remove wax stains from the floor with Solvosill following these simple instructions:

Stain remover to remove oil stains, candle wax, silicone, glues and paints from stone and wood surfaces.

  1. Make sure the floor is clean and free of dust or surface dirt. You can use a vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth to remove dirt;
  2. Remove the surface wax by melting the excess wax with a hair dryer and removing it with absorbent paper;
  3. Apply Solvosill directly to the lemongrass or oil stained tile. Be sure to create a 1-2 mm layer of wrap, cover it with a plastic film (e.g. kitchen film) and leave it on for 12 hours, so that the stain is removed. In the summer months it is advisable to use the product in the evening when it is less hot and leave it on all night;
  4. After 12 hours, when the product is completely dry, a dry compress will appear and will be removed and then the surface will be rinsed with water;
  5. If the stains are not completely removed, repeat the procedure.

Effective remedy for perfect floors

In conclusion, removing wax stains or lemongrass oil from the floors requires the use of specific products and the application of appropriate techniques. With Solvosill you can finally say goodbye to these stubborn stains, restoring the original look of your floor.

And do not forget that for any doubt or problem you can contact us by mail (, via whatsapp (no. 3348578502) or by phone (no. 0573959848). We are always ready to provide you with free assistance!

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