How do I remove candle wax from a tablecloth?
M. Tucker from Cullen
I would suggest not using the freezing method. Although it is proven to work, it can also make the wax even harder to remove. Use the hot ironing method; it's much easier, and also much more effective. (12/26/2005)
By Mary Kate
Try freezing it until the wax hardens, then peel it off. Or put several thicknesses of paper towel over the wax and iron with a hot iron. As wax soaks in remove the bottom sheets and add new to the top. Do this until the wax is removed. If it leaves a stain, which sometimes happens with colored wax, you may need to use a spot remover that is safe for the fabric of the tablecloth. (03/02/2007)
If the oil from candle stains your tablecloth, try using a cleaner such as Greased Lightning (available at Dollar General). Test an inconspicuous spot first. It saved my Christmas tablecloth.
Good luck. (03/02/2007)
Lay a paper grocery shopping bag on top of the candle wax portion of the tablecloth.
Place a hot iron on top of that and you will see the candle wax melting into the grocery bag.
Remove your iron and reposition and lay it back down. Continue until all of your wax has been sucked up into the grocery bag.
This tip works well on carpets as well. Even dripped wax on walls can be removed this way.
Editor's Note: Make sure that the temperature of the iron is not too hot for what is below the wax. Wax melts at a very low temperature. (03/04/2007)
Put fabric in freezer till it hardens. Remove it and rub together the waxed part till it flakes off. Place the stained area in sink directly under really hot tap water for a minute. Turn off the water and scrub one side with small scrub brush. Flip it and run really hot tap water again. Turn it off and scrub again. Repeat until its off. Wear gloves. (04/15/2007)
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