Here’s a stab from the past.
There are several alternatives for cleaning up wax drips in this article – I was taught the second method (which also is the system for removing red dye stains – Kool aid, fruit juices, red wine, etc – except that you add the wax to bind to the dye).
– Lay a white cloth on the stain.
-Use a steam iron to apply heat and moisture – the wax will wick up into the cloth.
Bob (the janitor) Schriver