Oh, the candles. We love them for their soothing aromas and romantic glow, but we certainly don’t love the wax that gets on our clothes when spilled or melted too quickly! But never fear – with just a few simple steps, you can easily remove that unwanted wax from your favorite clothes. In this blog post, we’ll take you step-by-step and reveal some of our top tips for getting rid of candle wax once and for all. Keep reading to learn how to restore your clothes to their former glory in no time!

Clothing made of cotton, wool and other natural fibres:

First, heat the wax using a hair dryer set on low to soften it. Then use a clean, old towel or paper towel to carefully blot up the softened wax. Do not rub the fabric, as this may cause it to pill. Next, place a piece of plastic wrap over the affected area and press it down with a hot iron until all the remaining wax is absorbed. Finally, wash the fabric according to the manufacturer’s instructions using cold water and a detergent designed for delicate fabrics.

Clothing made of synthetic fabrics such as nylon, acrylic and polyester:

Removing candle wax requires a slightly different approach. Start by setting your hair dryer to low and slowly warm the wax until it’s soft. Remove any remaining bits of wax by hand, being careful not to rub or damage the fibers of the fabric. Apply an oil-based cleaner, such as mineral spirits or dish soap, to a cloth and gently dab the area until all the wax is removed; make small circles and be careful not to rub too hard so as not to further damage the fibers of your garment. Finally, machine wash it cold with a mild detergent suitable for delicate fabrics.

Jeans :

Start by stretching an area of ​​the fabric with one hand, then use a hair dryer on a medium or low setting in the other hand and carefully move it over the wax until it melts. Once the wax has melted, scrape off any remaining residue with a soft cloth or paper towel before doing normal laundry. You can also put your jeans in the freezer for an hour in a plastic bag to prevent the ice crystals from damaging the fabric, then dab off the wax with an absorbent cloth. With either of these methods, you’ll be able to get the candle wax off your jeans and have them looking as good as new!

Leather clothing:

  1. Start by freezing the wax with an ice cube or a packet of frozen vegetables. The wax will harden, making it easier to remove. Place the ice cube directly on the wax and let it sit for several minutes until the wax has hardened.
  2. Then you should gently scrape off as much of the hardened wax as possible using a knife or blunt spoon. It is important not to use anything too sharp that could accidentally scratch or puncture the leather. Try to work slowly and carefully so as not to damage the fabric underneath.
  3. Once you’ve removed as much of the wax as possible, cut a piece of brown paper bag into an appropriately sized square and place it over the remaining wax stain on your garment. Using an iron on a low setting, press down firmly on the bag for about 10 seconds, pressing and lifting repeatedly to transfer any residue onto the paper bag itself.
  4. Finally, clean any remaining stains with a damp cloth and a mild soap solution made specifically for cleaning leather materials, such as saddle soap or leather cleaner – never use household cleaners ordinary ! Let your garment dry before wearing it again; test small areas first before applying solution to larger ones if needed.
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