How to wash wax from clothes

How to wash wax from clothes

If you have accidentally put on clothes spot from wax, stearin or paraffin, do not hurry to address in dry-cleaner at once. In certain cases such trouble can be eliminated by own efforts. It is possible to reduce the scale of consequences and beforehand, using if necessary only candles of white color as the painting additives complicate removal of such spots.

It is required to you

  • - plastic bag;
  • - ice (fridge);
  • - knife;
  • - hair dryer;
  • - iron;
  • - tissues;
  • - water;
  • - white spirit;
  • - bleach;
  • - alcohol.


1. Pack several cubes of normal ice into clean plastic bag and for several minutes apply to the wax spot on clothes to make it fragile. The second option – pack product into package and place for half an hour in the fridge freezing chamber.

2. When wax enough freezes, scrub away it from the surface of material the stupid party of table knife as far as it will be possible. Act with knife accurately not to damage structure of fabric.

3. Kindle residues of wax which are not giving in to influence of knife by means of the normal hair dryer, having included it on the maximum mode. After completion of the procedure undertake knife again and remove the remains of surface layer of the wax spot.

4. Now impose several clean white tissues on spot and iron the warm iron through such "blotter". In process of absorption of wax in napkins shift them concerning spot that only the clean surface of napkins has been involved in work.

5. Process spot the rag, the wetted in the solvent applied to dry cleaning of products (it can be got in household shops). Before it surely check effect of solvent on product seam from inner side to make sure that means does not leave on it spots.

6. If the product on which the wax spot was formed is subject to washing, impregnate the spot remains with mix of alcohol and the water taken in proportions 1:2. Wait half an hour. Then rinse product and wash. If the thing cannot be washed, give it to dry-cleaner.

7. If color wax was source of spot, the heat impact is forbidden as it will only fix dye. In this case process spot white spirit, moistening with it clean white rag and accurately putting to the soiled sites of clothes. At opportunity wash product with bleach, otherwise use services of dry-cleaner.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team