How to Remove Wax from Car Upholstery


Wax can be a tricky substance to clean up. It's not a rare occurrence to have some sort of waxy stain on the upholstery of your car, especially if you have kids who love to use crayons.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown paper bag
  • Extension cord
  • Steam Iron
  • Ice cubes
  • Blunt knife
  • Paper towel

Ironing Method

  • Cut or tear the paper bag so that it's able to lay flat. Place it over the wax-stained area, with any printed matter on the bag facing away from the upholstery.

  • Plug the iron into an extension cord. Run the cord into an outlet in or near the house. Set the iron on medium and let it warm up for five minutes.

  • Place the warm iron on top of the paper bag. Move the iron back and forth on the brown bag over the wax stain.

  • Reposition the paper bag as the melting wax is absorbed into it. Once blotches start to appear on the bag, use the dry areas of the bag to absorb more wax.

  • Continue this procedure until wax is no longer absorbed into the paper bag.

Scraping Method

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid skin contact with the face of the steam iron and the melted wax
  • To prevent damage to upholstery, keep the iron on the paper bag and avoid making direct contact between the iron and the carpet or upholstery

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