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How to Remove Wax from Clothing and Furniture

Updated on July 24, 2010
Wax can be intimidating when on clothes or furniture. It won't be once you see how easy it is to remove, though!
Wax can be intimidating when on clothes or furniture. It won't be once you see how easy it is to remove, though!

Don't Worry!

Are you in a panic about wax that is stuck on your valuable clothes or furniture? It doesn't seem likely that melted wax could get on your clothes, but it happens indeed! Here, I will show you how to get it out safely and permanently!

Read here on how to go about removing candle wax from not only your clothes and tablecloth, but your wood furniture as well! There are some excellent, fast and free techniques you can use with simple household items you already have! You will have a couple of options when it comes to furniture, but there is one method that is most effective for clothing. We will discuss them all here!

Clothing/Table Cloth/Rug Stains: What you Need to Get Started

A Short list of Common Household Items needed for wax extraction on Cloth:

1) A Standard Flat Iron.

2) A damp, clean, disposable towel or A Paper Shopping Bag. (Lunch bags are okay too, but a little thin)

3)A Safe place to Iron.

That's it!!

This Method is effective for Clothes, Table Cloths, and Carpet!

Wooden Furniture Wax Removal: What you Need

There are two methods you can use to remove wax from furniture. There is the HEAT technique, and the COLD technique.

The Cold technique is handy if you don't own a hair dryer.

**Items needed for the COLD technique:**

1) Small Bag of Ice (cubed or crushed) OR Bag of Peas or other frozen veggies.

2) A Plastic, non scratching spatula or plastic knife.

**Items needed for the HEAT technique:**

1) A damp, disposable cloth

2) A quality Hair Dryer

Removing Wax from Wooden Furniture

It looks much worse than it Really is

When you first experience wax drippings on a personal possession of yours, it seems inevitably ruined doesn't it? Luckily, that is not the case at all.

What's even better is the fact that it won't cost you anything but a few minutes out of your busy life to remedy your wax issue! I have put together a bunch of information for you to read and watch on quick, easy and safe removal of wax from not only your clothing and table cloths, but your wooden furniture as well! It's all here, and I'm sure it will help you a great deal!

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    • happyfaktor profile image

      happyfaktor 7 years ago from Boston

      I'm glad you found it informative! Thanks for reading.

    • the pink umbrella profile image

      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      I have heard of ironing a towel over carpet that had wax on it, and instead when it happened to me, i choose that goo gone stuff. It was a sticky tacky mess that ripped up most of my carpet fibers. I actually had to cut clumpy pieces out of the carpet. So next time, im trying these mwthods.