Candle Wax From Cotton Shirts

Here is a qeustion from Brian:

I got candle wax on one of my favorite shirt. It’s 100% cotton. How I can I get the wax out?


Chip off and remove as much as possible first. Then take a terry towel and lay it down on the wax, and under the wax stain ( the wax should be between two cleaning towels) then take an iron (on medium heat) and place it on the towel.
The wax will wick up into the towel. Be sure to inspect the towel frequently, and be sure to keep moving to a fresh part of the towel until wax is gone. Pre-treat the stain with a laundry pre-treat and launder as normal. Do not dry shirt in the dryer until you are sure that the stain is removed, heat sets stains. Dyes in candles can cause permanent stains, once wax is removed if a stain remains treat as a dye stain.

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