How to Remove Wax Spills From Fabric

by Jaime J

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


  • Brown paper bag
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Scissors
  • Instructions

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

    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).

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

    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.

    Step 6

    See? Paper grabs wax from fabric.

    Step 7

    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.

    Step 8

    Et voila! Wax on, wax off.