(Closed) How to get wax out of fabric?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My mom says to use a wam iron to iron over the spot, and then scrape it away.  I am talking to her on the phone, LOL!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Whenever I get wax on fabric I put a piece of newspaper on the ironing board, then the piece of fabric and then another piece of news paper. Iron the area where the wax is, this should take it out.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs. Spring: She is definitely a domestic diva 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you don’t have newspaper to try @Mrs.LetsGoPens:‘s advice, brown paper bags work awesome for this as well! I have used this trick on fabric, carpet, just about everything.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Just plain ole boiling water works too. Boiling water then blot… that will get the oily residue from the wax off

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ironing a papertowel over top works too 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Use paper towel or a brown paper bag and iron over and over the spot with the bag or paper towel between the iron and the fabric. Each time a little wax spot appears on the paper, shift it to a new spot so it can continue to absorb the wax out. It’s tedious, but if you have patience it will work eventually. The only thing I would be worried about is the fact that the wax is colored. The dye may stain even if you are successful at pulling all the wax out.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@FMM: I was just about to post the same – iron over a paper towel. I spilled a red candle on our carpet and was amazed that it worked…it took forever but it was better than trying to scrub it with anything.

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