Surely on more than one occasion you have placed candles on the table for a special dinner or somewhere in the house as a decorative element to create a warm and cozy atmosphere, but have you stained the tablecloth or your clothes with wax while handling the candles and you can’t remove it? Take note of these tips to get your clothes back.
The first thing we recommend is that, if you see a drop of wax fall, let it dry completely to remove it, yes, do it as soon as possible. In that case, you can use ice cubes to cool the wax as soon as possible.
Do not try to clean it while it is still hot since the only thing you will do is spread it more and even embed it more in the fabric. Once the wax is dry, remove it with a spoon without squeezing or dragging with force.
If you are lucky, the wax will have come out whole and without stain, but if on the contrary there are still remains, we advise you to put a piece of kitchen paper or absorbent paper moistened on both sides of the telto stained and then a towel. Iron on these fabrics at low temperature to soften the wax stain and stick to the kitchen paper. Finally, you can wash and dry your garment as usual.
Other home remedies
Removing the wax is the easiest part, but the stain is usually tougher. Therefore, there are other home remedies that can help you in this task.
The wax usually leaves an oil stain, in that case, we can spread sodium bicarbonate in the affected area and leave it to act for a couple of hours to absorb the fat and remove it later with a brush.
Another option is to apply a small amount of aisopropyl alcohol and let it act on the stain for half an hour. Then use a brush to remove excess wax. To finish, rinse with plenty of warm water.
We can also try with the methyl alcohol. This type of product is recommended for removing colored wax stains. The procedure is similar to the previous one, although in this case just a couple of minutes will be enough.
The peroxide can also be used to remove wax. However, you must bear in mind that it is not suitable for all types of fabrics as it can discolor some of them.