How to Remove Wax Spills From Fabric

Using just an iron and a paper grocery bag, you can quickly remove spilled wax from nearly any fabric without damaging the fabric.

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How to Remove Wax Spills From Fabric
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Egads, a candle dripped on my bag (skirt/pants/whatever)! However will I eradicate this parrafin stain?

Egads, a candle dripped on my bag (skirt/pants/whatever)! However will I eradicate this parrafin stain?

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Elementary, my dears. Simply gather a few household objects: a common paper grocery bag, a pair of scissors, and an iron (set to a high-ish temperature).

Elementary, my dears. Simply gather a few household objects: a common paper grocery bag, a pair of scissors, and an iron (set to a high-ish temperature).

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Then, apply the scissors to the paper bag, like so.

Then, apply the scissors to the paper bag, like so.

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It's best if you trim the bag into pieces that lay flat.

It's best if you trim the bag into pieces that lay flat.

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Lay the paper over the fabric and apply the iron for 2-3 seconds at a time. For most wax spills, that's all you need for each part of the stain. The paper absorbs the wax.

Lay the paper over the fabric and apply the iron for 2-3 seconds at a time. For most wax spills, that's all you need for each part of the stain. The paper absorbs the wax.

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See? Paper grabs wax from fabric.

See? Paper grabs wax from fabric.

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Rotate the paper and apply the iron (over the paper) to different parts of the wax spill (2-3 seconds each time), until all the wax is all absorbed.

Rotate the paper and apply the iron (over the paper) to different parts of the wax spill (2-3 seconds each time), until all the wax is all absorbed.

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Et voila! Wax on, wax off.

Et voila! Wax on, wax off.

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