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Remove wax from clothes | How do you get wax out of clothes?

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Did you spill candle wax and are wondering how to remove the wax from clothes? Scrubbing or picking at it usually does not help and often only makes the problem worse. Fortunately, there are some simple methods you can try to remove wax from clothes and other fabric. And we will also share a handy tip on how to prevent leaking candles!

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The number one tip on how to remove wax from fabric

how to get wax out of clothesDid you know you can prevent candle wax from spilling with just water and salt?

Fill a bowl with water and salt before lighting a new candle. Stir well so that the salt completely dissolves and then put the candle(s) in the water. Wait a few minutes, take them out again but do not dry them off. The salt that is now on the candles will prevent leaking and if you dry them off, you will also rub off the salt.

How to get candle wax out of carpet and other fabric

There are various ways to remove wax from clothes and fabric, including HG stain away no. 3 for stains caused by candle wax, tar and resin, but there are also household remedies, such as ironing the fabric with a stain remover or putting the clothes/fabric in the freezer.

4 ways to remove candle wax from fabric

You can find the following suggestions for removing candle wax from fabric on various websites and blogs:

1. Iron
Use an iron to remove wax from clothes by melting it. Then spray a small amount of stain remover on the clothing and wash it in the washing machine. 

remove wax from clothes with iron2. Hairdryer
You can use a hairdryer instead of an iron to remove wax form fabric. Melt the wax with the hairdryer, spray a small amount of stain remover on the clothing and wash it in the washing machine. 

3. Boiling water
Submerge the clothing in boiling water several times. If this does not remove the wax from the clothes sufficiently, try adding a bit of baking soda to the boiling water.

4. The freezer
Put the article of clothing in the freezer and wait until the wax is frozen as it should then be easy to remove.

Cheerio to candle wax thanks to HG

HG stain away no. 3 for stains caused by candle wax, tar and resin is the ideal product when you want to remove wax from clothes. Apply the HG stain away to the stain. Leave the article of clothing or tablecloth where the wax stain is to soak in a bowl. Then rub fabric against fabric and rinse with warm water. 

Do you have a good tip on how to get candle wax out of carpet and clothes? Let us know!

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