Candle Wax Stain Removal
Remove Candle Wax
Once candle wax hardens, there is not much you can do about it, but I do have an easy solution for you.
Candle wax is a common problem, but no one really knows just how easy it is to solve.
Scrubbing, washing, scratching and scraping won't do it. Well, you'll be happy to know that if you've got a candle wax stain on your carpet, all you need is an iron and a couple of paper towels. It may seem a little strange, but this actually does work. Just give it a try. You'll be amazed by how fast and effective it is.
Heat your clothes iron, just as if you were going to iron a shirt. Once it's warmed up, place a few paper towels on top of the candle wax stain. Place a few sheets around the stain, which will prevent scorching other areas. Now this is really simple, just iron the sheets of paper that are on top of the candle wax. The wax will liquefy and be absorbed by the paper towels.
As you iron the paper towels, the wax is absorbed into the sheets of paper. This looks like little spots of water or grease on the paper towel. Once you've seen these spots, you know the wax is coming out of your carpet.
And be careful when you're doing this to your carpet. Never try to use a lighter or any other flammable item to take the stain out.
Removing Candle Wax Stains
These instructions are for removing candle wax or paraffin from a washable fabric. Before you begin, read the care label. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label.
Pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area before you start working on the stain. Use a dull knife to scrape excess wax from the fabric. Place stained fabric between white paper towels and press with a warm iron from the back of the fabric to remove the wax. Change the towel as it picks up stain.
Sponge stained area with a commercial fabric and upholstery cleaner. Rinse with water. Next, apply a detergent to the stain. Launder, using hot water and a bleach that's safe for the fabric. If dye stain remains, sponge area with a solution made from one part rubbing alcohol to two parts water. Rinse with water.
If the stain is stubborn, sponge the area repeatedly with a commercial cleaner. Blotting occasionally. Continue treatment as long as stain is being removed. Flush with clean water and allow to dry completely. Sponge with water. Apply diluted hand dishwashing detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Keep moist and blot occasionally.
Continue as long as a stain is being removed. Flush with water. Launder, using a bleach that's safe for the fabric.
Remove Candle Wax From Carpet
Using heat rather than cold remove more candle wax and is the best method for candle wax removal.
Place a clean cotton cloth over the wax stain on the carpet, place a warm iron on the cloth and the wax will melt and be absorbed into the towel.
Be careful and do not use a very hot iron. If your carpet has synthetic fibers, it could melt. Repeat this process if necessary using a new towel to keep pulling the melted candle wax from the carpet fibers
There is commercial product that works really well to remove a candle wax stain. It is called Un-Du Candle Wax Remover. Just a few drops of the candle wax remover will dissolve wax and you won't need to use an iron, scrape, or cut to remove wax. I have actually tried this product, and it works really well.
Chapstick Stains on Clothing
I have fought Chapstick stains for years, and ruined countless articles of clothing with those tubes of Chapstick going through the washer and dryer and getting over every article of clothing in the laundry load.
After my daughter Danielle, (the Chapstick addict), once again left a tube of it in her jeans and it went through the washer and dryer, I contacted the manufacturer directly to ask for help.
They recommended Un-Du candle wax remover. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that works really well for removing chap stick stains out of clothing.
I wish I had asked them earlier for help. I would have saved myself a bundle in clothing costs, wasted time and energy, as well as avoided several outbursts from my Husband expressing his extreme displeasure with all those fun little grease spots dotting just about every article of clothing. It also appears melted Chapstick is especially attracted to items that are most favored, new, or expensive!
This is the real deal- Don't waste your time and money on stain sticks, stain removers, or extra strength anything- Super hot water, powerful detergents, and concentrated cleaners will not do a thing! I have tried them all and I can tell you honestly and personally they won't help.
Un-Du Candle Wax Remover works like a charm, and it is available in grocery stores. If you think about it, it makes sense too. The primary component of Chapstick is a form of wax.
Once you discover the stain, add a few drops of undu- Follow the manufacturers instructions- Let it sit for 30 minute or so. Wash with your regular detergent and the warmest setting recommended for the fabric. This product works great (and has restored peace in my home) and saved many articles of our clothing from the trash bin.