Username Post: Gilding wax        (Topic#1667545)
RedSquirrel UK
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I'm having real problems searching on this site! I can't believe that nobody has ever typed "gilding wax" here before, but my advanced search is not bringing up any results, not even in the store. But anyway...

I bought myself some gorgeous gold gilding wax the weekend before last, and sat down to play last night. I made 5 gorgeous cards, and made a glorious mess! But now I can't get the stuff off my crafting mat or desk. Obviously it's wax, so water isn't going to work. There are no cleaning instructions on the jar, or the web-site, and the only thing I can find by Googling is to use coconut oil, and I haven't got any.

DH suggested trying my heat gun and some nasty-sounding solvent, but before I ruin my craft mat, I thought I'd ask here.

(And yes, I've learned to use it on some scrap paper next time rather than on my mat...!)

Thank you in advance.


 
RedSquirrel UK
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

OK, just for your info, and the info of anyone else who comes to search here, I found the answer. I scraped off the worst from my craft mat with my finger-nail - it comes off a little like the silver coating on scratch cards. Nail polish remover got off the final bits.

Rosey is happy again.


 
Sewflake
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

Rosey, that is good to know. I have worked with the Gilding Wax before but I did use paper under my project. I used my fingers to spread it onto my project and that took some time to wear off. Doing dishes speeds the process!!

When you say craft mat, I am assuming you mean the one that nothing is suppose to stick to it?? I have found, like you did, that there is usually away to get most things off the mat....sometimes I just let the mat sit then come back and clean it off. Finger nails do the trick on getting lots of stuff off.... what I need to find out is how to get off the iridescent ink that spilled all over my acrylic ruler and cutting mat!! I did not find that spill until it made a royal mess!!! Maybe I need to try a little nail polish remover!!



 
don1
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  • don1 on 11-14-17 08:16 AM
In response to Sewflake

I think chemistry would not be good way to clean wax. I would use an iron and paper, like removing candle wax from a rug.
Of course, you could always use my method ... pay the piper and learn the lesson.


 
RedSquirrel UK
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In response to don1

Haha Don! I was worried about using too much heat on my craft mat. Yeah, daft, I know - it's supposed to be heat resistant after all.

Yes Sewflake, the craft mat it the thing that nothing sticks to. Except gilding wax.


 
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