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I just got candle wax all over my pants. Any tips on how to get it out?

Asked by Emily (51points) March 2nd, 2007
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gailcalled's avatar
If fabric is cotton or cotton/ poly, lay some blotting paper on yr ironing board. Lay wax-covered part of pants over blotting paper. Cover top of pants w. towel. Use suitable temp. on iron. Press iron on towel; wax should melt and be absorbed into blotting paper. Err on side of too cool rather than too hot.
gailcalled's avatar
I have removed wax from metal candle holders by pouring boiling water over them (carefully and outside.) The water melts the wax, but it's probably not a good idea to try that technique on cloth.
dianalauren's avatar
put your pants in the freezer. if you freeze cloth with wax on it, the wax will then chip off easily.
ALM's avatar
During Christman I spilled candle wax on my favorite wool coat. I put a piece of newspaper over the wax and ran a hot iron over the newspaper. After one minute the newspaper soaked up all the melted wax and my coat looked like new!

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