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Removing Candle Wax From Clothing

How do you get candle wax off of a shirt?

Terre from Culpeper, VA


Removing Candle Wax From Clothing

It's been a long time, but I think you just lay some newspaper or butcher paper down on the ironing board and lay your waxy shirt on top of that. As you iron the shirt, the heat from the iron melts the wax into the newspaper. Ta da! However, there's probably still a stain of some sort which a regular household stain remover will probably take off.


Good luck! (07/04/2007)

By Tia

Removing Candle Wax From Clothing

My mom would always take an Iron to it with a brown paper bag (or wax paper both will absorb the wax.) Place over and under garment were the wax is on Med heat until it is all absorbed onto the paper. (07/04/2007)

By Kenocasino

Removing Candle Wax From Clothing

I've used this process several times. Put the garment in the freezer until the wax is frozen. Remove from freezer and flake off as much as possible with a table knife or other flat bladed item. Then flush that area with boiling water or as hot of water as the garment can withstand. I'd then use the iron for any remaining residue. Hope this works for you. (07/05/2007)

By lazy95326

Removing Candle Wax From Clothing

That's what I was going to suggest as well.

Here's another suggestion from a household hint website.

Set your iron on the "warm" setting or the lowest setting. Let the iron get warm. Take a couple of sheets of paper towel and put them on the ironing board. Take the fabric with the wax stain, and place the stain over the paper towels. Place additional paper towels over the stain. Then press the iron on the spot. Do not move the iron back and forth, but just set it down, leave it for a moment, and lift it up. Check the paper towels to see if any wax has been absorbed. If some of the wax has been asborbed, move the paper towels to a clean spot and do the same thing again until the wax is removed. You are going to melt the wax and transfer it onto the paper towels. Be careful not to "iron the wax on the paper towels" back onto the fabric, if you have to repeat the wax transfer treatment. (07/05/2007)

By Carole OR

Removing Candle Wax From Clothing

You could also pop it in the freezer and then peel off as much wax as you can before ironing. Especially if it is colored wax you want to get as much out as possible before you heat it with an iron. (07/06/2007)

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