It didn't work for me. cloth still has a frustrating purple stain from candle wax. The wax came off easily, the stain remains even after pouring boiling water through it. Guess I'll search another site, sigh.
Editor's Note: It's hard to know what kind of coloring was used to make the candle purple. You could try some Dawn which might remove it.
I just tried the hot boiling water over the bucket method. I did not bother with standing on a chair. I had a red candle wax stain on linen about the size of a half dollar. I then sprayed "Shout" on it and repeated the process a few minutes later. Washed normally, worked great! Thanks so much for the tip.
My candles sprayed on my dry clean only table runner when they were blown out. Most of it scraped off, but the stains remain. I tried the warm iron method. Didn't work. Any other ideas? Thanks, I hope.
Years ago I had borrowed a white linen tablecloth from a friend and to my horror, the red candles dripped onto it. Someone told me to stand on a chair, have the stained part draped over a bucket and pour boiling water over while standing on chair. It worked beautifully although took a few kettles of boiling water. No red stain left. Perhaps you'd like to give it a try.
A site that might help: http://www.ehow.com/how_2588_remove-wax-fabric.html
How do I get red dried candle wax out of my white Christmas tablecloth?
LaGayle from Arizona
Did you ever get the red wax stain out? I was able to use the iron to remove the wax but the red stain is still on the tablecloth. I even bleached it! Any ideas or suggestions??????? thanks
Try rubbing ice cubes on the wax until it gets hard enough to remove with out damaging the table cloth.
Hope this works for you.
Hi - one way is to iron it out. Place the waxed section on
a paper towel, and cover this with a damp cloth, and iron.
Your iron should be hot and dry - no steam - and it should all come out. Good luck.
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