Wax Stains on Clothing

How do I get wax out of clothes?

Julie from St. Helens, OR


Red Candle Wax on Clothing and Carpet

Just one ply of paper towel, iron over it and change the paper towel once some wax is absorbed. This SAVED my favorite fleece jacket. (01/02/2006)


By Christy

Wax Stains on Clothing

Thanks for these tips. I've had one of my daughter's black work shirts (poly/cotton blend) in the freezer for MONTHS till I could figure out how to get that wax out!

God Bless, Sheila (09/09/2006)

By GrammySheila in Port St. John, FL

Wax Stains on Clothing

OMG. The old dishcloth and iron on low heat worked so absolutely great.
It was like magic!

Thank you so much! Now my mom wont kill me :D (01/15/2007)

By dipset

Wax Stains on Clothing

My girlfriend left a candle warmer on to long with a candle on top of it. When she walk over to it it spilled all over her dresser and carpet. I have to say that the paper towel and iron on low heat worked very well. Who ever came up with that idea, thank you. It saved her alot of work of scrubbing the dresser and carpet. (03/05/2007)


By Binks

Wax Stains on Clothing

OMG! It worked! I was so thrilled when I tried it and it actually worked. My son spilled candle wax from a pumpkin at Halloween on his brand new hockey track pants (just got them the day before!). I scraped off the wax as good as I could and threw them in a cold water wash thinking this would work. When I pulled them out of the wash, my heart sank! There was still white residue left. I had no idea what to do. Thank you for the great tip! I will tell everyone about this one! You're great. :) (11/02/2007)

By Regan

Wax Stains on Clothing

Thank you so much. We had a blackout last night and I got wax all over my Ugg boots and my wool jacket and pants. This worked great. I thought I was going to be out of a lot of money! (12/03/2007)


By Xenia

CandleWax Stains on cashmere/wool coat

Please tell me the safest way to remove candle wax from my BRAND NEW cashmere / wool coat. I'm sick over this; I waited so long to buy a new coat, and now I'm afraid it's ruined! (02/06/2008)

By gigina

Wax Stains on Clothing

Thanks for the great tip! This worked like a charm. I poured red candle wax on my brand new white sofa by mistake so immediately I iron it with with a paper towel until it was almost gone. After that I used oil of olay hand and face bar soap and cleaned it with a wet rag. It worked -not even a trace of the candle wax. Thanks a million! (04/12/2008)

By Natalie

Wax Stains on Clothing

I just used a white rough sock, 100% cotton. Put your iron on med. (04/28/2008)

By helpful

Wax Stains on Clothing

I was about to kill my boyfriend for ruining my pants, tried this, and it worked like a charm. You are life savers! (07/25/2008)

By kelly

Wax Stains on Clothing

The paper towels method has saved one shirt and two pairs of pants, even when colored wax spilled. Tip: if the dye stains the material but you have gotten the wax out, just pre-treat, then wash! (10/15/2008)

By susaie


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