GooGone works to get the remaining wax (and color) out of the tablecloth! Who knew? Pour GooGone over the remaining stain after you have scraped the wax off. Let it work for a while and rub a little. Pour boiling water over the stain.
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How do I remove red candle wax from a white tablecloth?
Linda in Alabama
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.
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.
How do I remove candle wax from a red tablecloth?
A hot iron and a brown paper bag. Be sure you scrape it first to remove as much of the wax you can. Then lay it out and put the brown paper bag over the spot and the hot iron on the paper bag.
How do you remove wax from a cotton tablecloth?
By norma from Philadelphia, PA
Place paper towel on the stain and iron it. Replace paper towel when it is soaked with the melted wax and continue ironing until all candle wax is gone, then wash as usual.
How do you get candle wax out of material?
Linda from Oak Hill, OH
Try placing some paper towels or newspaper on the opposite side of material and iron it. Start warm and just work with it a little.
I have found that the best way is to place a sheet or two of blotting paper over the wax (not sure if that's what it's called in the US but the paper sold at stationers for blotting ink) and iron it with a medium hot iron and the wax will be absorbed by the blotting paper. You could probably use two or three layers of kitchen roll instead if you can't get blotting paper. JG, London, UK
Please tell me how I would get candle wax off my very old crochet tablecloth?
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Candle wax has spilled and hardened all over a cotton tablecloth. I have heard there are ways to remove it, but I am not having much success.
How do I remove candle wax from a tablecloth?