How to Remove Melted Wax Off Clothes

  1. Allow the Wax to Harden: If the wax is still soft, place the clothing in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes. This will make the wax hard and brittle, which will make it easier to remove.

  2. Scrape Off Excess Wax: Once the wax has hardened, use a dull knife or the edge of a credit card to gently scrape off as much of the hardened wax as possible. Be careful not to damage the fabric while doing this.

  3. Heat an Iron: Set an iron to a low to medium heat setting. Make sure it's not too hot, as high heat can cause the wax to melt further into the fabric.

  4. Place Paper Towels or Brown Paper Bag: Put a few layers of plain white paper towels or a brown paper bag over and under the wax stain. The paper will help absorb the wax as it melts.

  5. Iron Over the Paper: Gently iron over the paper-covered wax stain. The heat from the iron will melt the wax, and the paper will absorb it. Keep moving the iron, and periodically check to see if the wax is transferring to the paper. You may need to replace the paper as it becomes saturated with wax.

  6. Wash the Garment: After you've removed as much wax as possible with the iron, launder the clothing as usual. Check to make sure all the wax is gone before drying, as heat from the dryer can set any remaining wax.

  7. Check for Residue: After washing, examine the clothing for any remaining wax residue. If there is still some wax left, you can repeat the process. It may take a couple of attempts to completely remove all the wax.

  8. Spot Treat Any Remaining Stains: If there are any residual stains, you can use a stain remover or a mixture of liquid dish soap and water to treat the stained area before laundering again.

Remember to always check the care label on your clothing to ensure that the fabric can tolerate the heat from the iron and the chemicals used in the stain removal process. If in doubt, you can seek professional dry cleaning services for delicate fabrics or valuable garments.