How To Wash Wax at Home: From the Table, Cloth and Other Surfaces

Because of frequent blackouts, candles in Ukraine have become one of the most popular products. Many Ukrainians are now wondering how to clean the wax from the table, fabrics, and other surfaces.

How to remove wax from the table

If candle wax has melted and spilled into a stain on the table, do not rush to remove it immediately, otherwise, the paraffin will leave streaks. Allow the wax to harden for a while, or cool it down more quickly with an ice cube. Then gently scrape the wax off the table with a spatula, the blunt side of a knife, or an unwanted plastic card.

How to remove wax marks

After removing the wax stain, you may still have visible wax residue on the table, especially if the candle was colored. If several ways to remove wax residue from the surface:

  • Melt the wax residue with a hair dryer, then wipe off the liquid wax residue with paper or an unwanted cloth;
  • rub the wax stain with a pencil eraser;
  • rub the wax stain with a 3:1 mixture of water and baking soda;
  • dissolve 1 tablespoon of ammonia in a liter of warm water and wipe the stain with the solution.

How to get wax out of a garment

As with hard surfaces, wax on clothing must first be cooled and scraped off the fabric with the blunt side of a knife.

Very often after removing the wax itself, a greasy stain remains on the fabric. You can remove it with a stain remover with enzymes. If you do not have such a remedy at home, mix washing powder with water to a thick pulp. Apply the mixture to the stain and rub it in with your fingers. Leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse under cool water and wash the thing.

How to Remove Wax from Carpet or Rug

If melted wax has dripped on a carpet or tufted rug, first cool it down and scrape off the large pieces. Often there will be wax residue between the tufts. Place several layers of paper towels on the wax stain. Place a warm (not hot) iron on top of the towels, or blow on a warm hair dryer. The wax will melt and soak into the paper.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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