Removing Melted Wax from a Crochet Item?

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The most common remedy for this occurrence is to cover the area with brown paper and/or paper towels and heat with an iron. The wax melts and is absorbed by the paper. Some may transfer to your iron soleplate creating a second cleaning job. This is a page about removing melted wax from a crochet item.


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November 5, 2017

My crochet dresser scarf has melted wax on it. How would I remove the wax?


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November 5, 20171 found this helpful
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Removing wax

Step 1
Scrape up as much as possible.

Step 2
Soften wax with warm blow dryer

Step 3
Blot with clean white cloth

Step 4
Repeat until stain gone.

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November 6, 20170 found this helpful
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I tried the iron method - after you scrap as much as you can off, place a paper towel or paper bag under and over the wax. Make sure there is no ink on the paper bag if that is what you use.


Set your iron on low and iron away! Move the iron slowly from side to side. As the wax melts the paper will absorb it.

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November 6, 20171 found this helpful
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  1. Try pealing as much wax off as possible.
  2. Place newspaper down on the table and cover it with paper towels.
  3. Place your dresser scarf on top of the paper towel.
  4. Now place paper towels on top of the scarf and then newspaper.
  5. You will need to use an old iron because the wax will coat the bottom of your iron.
  6. Set the iron to high and iron on top of the newspaper.
  7. Once you see the wax soaking through, change the paper towels and newspaper.
  8. Continue doing this until you've removed all the wax.
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  10. Word of caution. You need to be fast when you remove the newspaper and towels because once the wax cools off it will stick again.
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November 12, 20170 found this helpful
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The easiest way is to put it in the freezer. In about 2 hours, it should come off like a broken piece of food.

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November 28, 20170 found this helpful

Turn your iron on medium heat and get a piece of parchment paper put the paper on the wax and put the iron against the paper when it is hot the wax should be transfer to the paper

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