Removing Candle Wax From Fabric

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Dear Home Ec 101,
I accidentally spilled some candle wax on my favorite pair of jeans. What should I do to get it out?
Waxy Buildup

how to remove candle wax

Ivy says:

This is actually a fairly simple fix. First, scrape off any excess with a butter knife. Then all you need to do is take a warm iron and some paper grocery sacks and iron it. Keep moving the sack around so it absorbs the wax. If there’s any left, just pre-treat the stain with some Goo Gone or Goof Off and wash as you normally would. Easy peasy!

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4 thoughts on “Removing Candle Wax From Fabric”

  1. I have also successfully used bounty paper towels to absorb the wax in place of the brown paper.

    Just be careful that you don’t have the heat set too high for whatever you are removing the wax from. I know of someone who melted a patch of a nylon carpet because the iron was set too high!


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