Fabric Stain Removal: Candle Wax
What you will need:
- Clean white absorbent paper towels
- A dull knife
- Dry-cleaning solvent or pre-soak
- Methylated spirits (wood alcohol)- for colored wax
- Cold water
Candle wax might seem impossible to remove at times, but the process is really quite simple. Unlike most other stains you will need to let the candle wax sit for a time before treating the fabric.
- When you spill candle wax on fabric the first action you need to take will be placing the stained fabric in the freezer. This will allow the wax to harden for easier stain removal.
- Once the wax is solid you will need to use the dull knife to scrape or shatter the frozen wax away from the fabric.
- Next, you will need to place the wax stain between two clean white absorbent paper towels.
- Now you will need to warm your iron. Ensure it is not too hot. Press the warm iron on the paper towels and watch the stain be pulled from the fabric. You can change the paper towels as needed.
- After you are sure there is not any more wax stain being pulled from the fabric you can sponge on the dry-cleaning solvent or pre-soakinto the fabric. If you spilled colored wax us a solution of 1/2 cup methylated spirits (wood alcohol) and 1/2 cup of water. Sponge the solution onto the fabric instead of the dry-cleaning solvent or pre-soak.
- Launder as you normally would.