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Candle Wax on a Sweater

I spilled candle wax on the sleeve of a good knit and cotton sweater. Please help.

JEANNETTE from TEXAS

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March 4, 20070 found this helpful

FREEZER!!! I know it sounds wierd but stick your sweater in your freezer for a night. Pull it out. wax will be hard, and stiff and you can EASILY flick it off. (Great way to get old wax off our out of candle holders, and of course for tablecloths as well)

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March 4, 20070 found this helpful

I put my syeater in the freezer and left it over night then removed it and scraped what i could off with a dull knife then, sprayed it with GOO GONE and scrubbed it gently with a brush. Washed it out in the sink and used a little shout gel and all of it came out. I was really surprised and also happy since the sweater is white and the candle wax was green. THANKS AGAIN

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March 26, 20070 found this helpful

I used this method on my pants right before I went to work and IT WORKED! Thanks so much

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June 5, 20070 found this helpful

This trick worked great. I got candle wax on a new suit I just got and it took 99% of the wax off, there was still a slight oil residue but thats for the dry cleaners.

Thanks.

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November 17, 20070 found this helpful

The iron on low setting with paper towel works great to remove the oily residue for me! The color was still there but I used oxi-clean, and it pulled the color right out.

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December 12, 20070 found this helpful

Just tried the iron idea! Got all of the wax out, but there was still an oil residue. It worked for me though! Really helped! :)

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January 2, 20080 found this helpful

IRON IDEA works great! Thanks for the idea!

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April 8, 20080 found this helpful

THANKS iron saved my sweater :)

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June 9, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks so much for this advice! I just used a paper bag to iron out wax that was all up the arm of my favorite coat!

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October 19, 20080 found this helpful

I used this trick (iron and a regular paper towel) to get a bunch of candle wax out of a fleece jacket! I never thought it would work on fleece but every last drop of wax came out. As you iron you can see what looks like a wet spot forming on the paper towel. Keep going over and over the same spot using a "dry" spot until it doesn't create a "wet" spot. That's when all the wax is out. (It doesn't take long at all.)

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November 19, 20080 found this helpful

I spilled wax on a brand new cashmere sweater and it came right out with the paper bag and iron.

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December 27, 20080 found this helpful

OMG the paper bag and low iron worked so well. I put a piece underneath as well as on top and just kept moving the paper around to absorb. Just like new, which it was before I spilled the candle wax on it. Thank you.

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December 28, 20080 found this helpful

OMG the paper bag and low iron worked so well...I put a piece underneath as well as on top and just kept moving the paper around to absorb. Just like new, which it was before I spilled the candle wax on it. THANK YOU

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January 25, 20090 found this helpful

I tried this on my tux Jacket and it worked great.

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March 15, 20160 found this helpful

I used Nutrimetics Nutriclean OLC to get candle wax off my jumpers. I just rubbed it on the wax and threw them in the washing mashine and it worked! If not machine washable rinse by hand.

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I had lit my candles and when I was about to go out the door I blew them out. Well I forgot that one of them had never been lit before and was full of wax. Well the candle wax got all over me and my sweater. Any suggestions please let me know. Thank you very much.

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Answers:

Wax on a sweater

To get the wax out of your sweater, put a piece of paper towel or an old clean rag over the wax and iron over the paper towel/rag. Most of the wax should come off onto the paper toweling. If there is a stain left by the color from the wax, dissolve a couple of tablespoons of borax into water as hot as you can stand without burning yourself, and let it sit or rub it a bit , and the stain should be totally gone. If you can't use hot water without damaging the sweater, try lukewarm water, and leave it to soak about 5 minutes, then rince thoroughly in lukewarm water.This should do the trick quite well.Best of luck,colbren (06/25/2002)

By micospen

Wax on a sweater

The paper towel and iron thing works well. Spray and wash, as well as lestoil also help get the residue or color mark off the clothing as well! (08/13/2004)

By Lily

Wax on a sweater

I am a 13 year old boy and just got wax on my school pants. My mum was not in the room at the time. The second it happend. I turned to google. I found this. I done exacly wat it said. I used a tea-towel instead and in seconds it had gone. Thank-you. So saved me from lots of trouble
(08/03/2005)

By Francis

Wax on a sweater

Amazing! I thought I had ruined my sweater! Thank You! (12/17/2005)

By Devon

Wax on a sweater

I'm amazed!!! I spilt some wax on my pyjamas and did the iron-papertowel-thing. I didnt expect it to work but it did. wow!!! (08/05/2006)

By Lauren

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