Remove Wax Stains From Clothes
Only a small mistake is required for the candle to melt more than necessary and spoil our clothes, living room furniture, parquet or any other type of surface.
So, removing wax stains on the wall, on the floor or on a tablecloth can be a more than complicated task, which can ultimately frustrate us if we don’t know how to deal with it.
That’s why today we’re going to teach you how to eliminate this type of stain, as well as a series of tricks that will help you get rid of them completely.
How to remove stains up close on a tablecloth or clothing
Candle wax stains on clothing often cause headaches, especially as they are often accompanied by a dye that we will also have to remove.
However, unlike others, in the case of wax stains it is advisable that you first wait for them to dry, since later it will be much easier to get rid of them.
Steps to follow:
- Wait until the wax has completely dried, as if you treat the garment with this first one, which is still recent, you run the risk of it adhering more strongly to the fabric.
- Using a knife with a round point, remove as much wax as possible. Be careful not to over-emphasize the tissue, otherwise you could damage it.
- Cover the stained area at the front and back with a paper towel.
- Heat the clothes iron and, without using steam, apply heat to the paper.
- In order to prevent the stain from spreading to other areas, try to change the paper frequently. Continue ironing until the wax is gone.
- Rinse the stained area before putting the garment in the washing machine.
- Wash as usual.
Note: in the case of a red wax stain, depilatory wax or any other type that carries any colorant, moisten a cotton wool in ethyl alcohol and give small touches on the stain until it is completely removed.
How to remove wax stains on wood or the floor
Depending on what type of surface we have to treat, it will be more or less complicated to remove the candle wax that has melted.
If the surface is ready, it is quite possible that a cotton wool dampened with alcohol will be enough to clean it.
However, if the surface to be treated is porous or not as flat as it should be, these are the steps you should follow:
- Let the wax dry.
- Using a knife with a round point, scrape, without damaging the surface, as much wax as you can.
- Place a piece of kitchen paper on it and apply a little heat (you can use a clothes iron or hair dryer).
- Repeat the operation as many times as necessary, trying to change the paper often until the wax disappears completely.
How to Remove Wax Spots on the Skin
If you have left traces of depilatory wax, or you have simply fallen a little on the skin, these are the steps you need to follow to remove it:
- Rub the affected area with baby oil, olive oil, or even vegetable oil.
- Rub a second time with liquid soap and cold water. Rinse with plenty of water.
- Keep repeating the procedure until the wax completely disappears.
How to remove wax from leather garments, furniture or shoes
To remove this type of stain on a leather element, the procedure will be exactly the same as in the previous case:
- Let the wax harden.
- Remove as much wax as possible, either using a non-pointed knife or a card.
- Apply a little heat with an iron or dryer. Then remove it with a piece of white cloth.
- Repeat the process, changing the fabric frequently, until there is no trace of the wax.
Apply a cream or leather cleaning product specific to the garment, furniture or element in question.