How to Easily Remove Candle Wax From Clothing

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Easily remove candle wax from clothing with a butter knife and an iron.
Easily remove candle wax from clothing with a butter knife and an iron. (Image: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Candles are ideal for setting a mood in a room, but it can be pretty easy for some candle wax to drip onto clothing when moving them around. Spilled candle wax can penetrate clothing and appear to be impossible to get out. Fortunately, it is actually pretty easy to remove candle wax from clothing and it only takes a few minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Butter knife
  • Paper towels
  • Iron
  • Laundry stain remover
  • Laundry detergent

Put the piece of clothing that is saturated with candle wax in the freezer for five to 10 minutes. It is easiest to remove candle wax from clothing once it has hardened.

Remove the clothing from the freezer and immediately begin scraping off as much candle wax as you can by using a butter knife.

Heat your iron up to the hottest setting you can use on the fabric that has the spilled candle wax on it.

Place several paper towels under the candle wax stain and one paper towel on top of the candle wax stain. Lay extra paper towels under the stain if it is on a piece of clothing, such as a pant leg, that has additional fabric underneath the stain. You don't want to accidentally transfer the wax to another portion of the clothing when you heat up the candle wax to remove it.

Place the iron on the paper towel over the candle wax for five seconds. Lift the iron and observe where the candle wax has been drawn out of the clothing and soaked into the paper towel. Adjust the paper towel, so there is a fresh patch of paper towel over the candle wax, and repeat the process until you remove all the candle wax from the clothing.

Spray and wash the clothing if an oily stain or candle dye stain remains on the clothing.

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