How do I get dried, dripped candle wax off my cotton chenille shirt?
Put plenty of tissue paper or similar on your ironing board, then place the shirt wax side down on it. With the tip of your iron, you should be able to melt the wax from the shirt onto the paper. (11/19/2004)
Try using a hair dryer on high heat. First, make sure you put a white rag/towel or wad of paper towels under the wax area. Then as it melts it will soak it up. BLOT- do not rub the stain and continue to do so until all the melted wax is gone. If it leaves a greasy stain, apply corn starch and let it sit a while to soak it up. You may have to do this more than once. Then, Apply Zout/ Shout or some other stain remover and wash. Do not dry in the dryer until you are sure the stain is out! Heat sets stains and you will never get it out! If it is a REAL favorite shirt, just take it to the cleaners and don't do anything your self! (11/20/2004)
Try boiling water and then a little soap. It works fine for linen. (01/02/2005)
To remove candle wax, get the shirt damp and rub the spot. That should get it off. DO NOT DRY THE SHIRT. (01/20/2006)
By Donna D.
Place a clean towel or piece of paper towel on the wax and iron over it with the iron on a low setting. Or you could use a hairdryer to heat the wax and transfer it to the towel. The Spray and Wash shouldn't matter. Then wash .. If there is still color left over after you wash it (check before it goes in the dryer) use a bit of Dawn dish soap or try the Spray and Wash.
OH!! Thanks to al of u who have removed wax. I liked Terry's idea the best, with the bioling water. I have a nice tablecloth, and my grandaughter (4) thought there was just too much wax in the holder. (10/15/2006)
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