How to get rid of paraffin

How to get rid of paraffin

Paraffin spots on floor, furniture, carpet or clothes - by candlelight or New Year's holiday it is possible to cope with all these unpleasant consequences of romantic evening by means of various helpers or special means. Transparent paraffin spots usually do not bring to hostesses of big problems, and here the color melted liquid can deeply get into structure of cloth or carpet. The way of cleaning of paraffin will depend on the polluted material.

It is required to you

  • - boiled water;
  • - iron;
  • - napkins;
  • - laundry soap;
  • - hot and cold water;
  • - sponge;
  • - rags;
  • - brushes with soft and rigid pile (mop from rubber or fine-tooth comb;
  • - ammonia solution;
  • - talc or chalk;
  • - cotton wool;
  • - towel;
  • - cargo;
  • - knife or plastic scraper;
  • - ice, plastic bag;
  • - hair dryer;
  • - means for cleaning of carpets;
  • - vacuum cleaner;
  • - stain remover;
  • - polish just for decoration.


1. Clothes. To get rid of paraffin on clothes and not to spoil it, it is necessary to consider color and characteristics of matter. The white cloth is enough to be lowered several times in the boiling water the soiled place, and traces from candle will melt. Other option is to cover pollution with two-three layers of napkins and to stroke from above the hot iron, as required changing lining. After that it is necessary to wash product in warm soap solution and to rinse properly in two waters – warm and cool. Clean thing with non-persistent coloring after full hardening of paraffin spot. Strongly rub the soiled place (as when washing manually); fill up residues of paraffin with talc or chalk and put from above napkins and cargo. Hour later clean thing at first with brush, then sponge and clear water.

2. Upholstered furniture. Test cleansers which you are going to apply on furniture upholstery, in the hardly noticeable place. Then start purification of paraffin. Remove covers and enclose the towel (folded in couple of layers) from inner side of pollution, and close paraffin spot several words of the absorbing paper. Iron surface until the melted liquid completely is absorbed during laying time. If "to undress" furniture it is problematic, it is recommended to chill paraffin, putting to it cold (for example, ice in plastic bag). After that clean upholstery of sofa or chair with the back of a knife. Wash away the remains of pollution foam sponge, dipping it at first into dense solution of laundry soap, then – into clear water.

3. Carpets. For cleaning of nap oriental carpet the paraffin traces are recommended to be heated, on the contrary. Process them the hot hair dryer then remove from carpet by means of rigid brush, rubber mop or fine-tooth comb. After mechanical removal of traces from candles carry out normal cleaning by special means for carpets and the vacuum cleaner.

4. Floor and cabinet furniture. Scratch out paraffin from wooden surface plastic scraper, trying not to leave scratches. After that wipe floor with dry rag, and spray furniture with special polish in the form of spray and rub with rags or newspapers to gloss.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team