Wax on, wax off! How to get wax out of anything!

Get wax off anything!

remove wax off clothes

Maybe you got carried away whilst entertaining friends, blew out a candle too enthusiastically and the wax went everywhere, or perhaps you had a little mishap whilst trying to set the mood? Whatever happened, we’re here to help with our nifty guide to removing wax!

Linens and fabric furniture

Carefully remove as much wax as possible with a butter knife. Sandwich the linen between two plain paper bags and iron on a medium heat until the wax transfers to the bag. Repeat with more bags as needed. Blot any colour stains with prewash stain remover. If the seat covers can be removed, pop them in the wash and use either chlorine or colour bleach (depending on the colour of the fabric).

Leather furniture

Gently warm the wax using a hair dryer, be sure not to damage the leather. Remove the wax with a clean cloth, then use either a polish designed for leather furniture or a damp cloth with mild soap to remove any residue.

Wood

Harden the wax with an ice cube, then carefully scrape it off with a credit card, very dull butter knife, or a plastic ruler. Wash the area with warm, soapy water then rinse. Rub away residue with cream furniture wax.

Vinyl flooring

This one is pretty straight forward – ah, the advantages of vinyl! Soak the spot with hot water, and wipe away the wax with a dry cloth. Repeat until the wax has been removed.

Carpet

Scrape off excess wax. Lay a damp, clean white cloth over the wax and apply medium heat with an iron; the wax will adhere to the cloth. Use carpet cleaner to remove residue. Or freeze the wax with ice, then shatter the frozen wax with a blunt object. Vacuum up the pieces before they soften.

 Glass

Scrape away excess wax, then apply heat with a blow dryer set to medium heat, and wipe off the wax with a rag as it softens. Wash the area with hot, soapy water to remove residue.

Painted wall

Apply medium heat with a blow dryer and wipe away excess wax as it softens. Remove residue with a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water.

Hair

Wet the hair with warm water. Then apply and work in conditioner. This will get rid of the wax. Rinse, then shampoo as normal. Repeat if necessary.

We hope you found this useful. Until next time!

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