Wax stains on metal candle holders can also be taken care of with heat: the wax melts in an oven heated to 100°C and can then be removed with a cloth.
Wax residue on glass or delicate candle holders or candlesticks can easily be wiped off after being immersed in hot — not boiling! — water.
Wax stains can even be easily removed from textiles: simply cover the stains with absorbent paper during ironing and then move the warm iron over them, as this enables the melted wax to be absorbed by the absorbent paper. Stubborn residues can be removed with solvents (such as cleaning solvent).
If wax drips onto (smooth) leather goods, low temperatures are used: simply put the respective item in the freezer or place an ice pack on the wax. Once the wax is hardened, it can easily be removed (depending on the quality of the leather). A cooling spray from a hardware store can also help.
Tip: If used correctly, candles with the RAL Quality Mark guarantee drip-free burning and thereby prevent wax stains.