How to Remove Wax from Fabric

How to Remove Wax from Fabric


How to Remove Wax from Fabric. Blowing out a candle can be a satisfying end
to an evening—unless the melted wax ends up splattered across your shirtfront. Then it’s time to just chill out – literally. You will need A metal pan A small hammer or
dull blade A roll of paper towels An iron An ironing board and dry cleaning solvent
(optional). Step 1. Put ice in a metal pan and place it on top
of the wax spill. Step 2. When the wax is frozen solid, remove the pan
and chip away at the wax with a small hammer or dull knife. If you’re able to remove most of the wax this
way, apply dry cleaning solvent to the remaining residue and your work is done. If a large amount of wax remains, continue
with the remaining steps. Step 3. On an ironing board, place two paper towels
under the wax stain and two paper towels over it. If the wax-stained fabric has a second layer,
like the leg of a pair of pants, make sure to put the bottom paper towels between the
stained layer and the bottom layer. Step 4. Run a warm iron over the paper towels. The iron will melt the wax and the paper towels
will absorb it. Step 5. Replace the paper towels with fresh ones and
iron again. Repeat this process until no more wax comes
off on the paper. Did you know Honeybees collect nectar from
approximately 17 million flowers to make 8 and a half pounds of honey… which makes
one pound of beeswax!

24 Replies to “How to Remove Wax from Fabric”

  1. spilt wax on my couch gunna try this but ill somehow need to open the cushion witch im pretty sure i cant. otherwise ill have to play a paper towl on the top only

  2. I thought I was going to be killed but this really worked I did the ice method and the heat one. Heat one worked on the couch 

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