How to Remove Wax Stains from Fabric

Spilled hot wax, if colored, can often leave stains on fabric. Once the wax dries and hardens, you can remove it from the fabric by picking it off with your fingers or gently scraping it off with a knife. Even though most of the wax is removed, a stain is often left behind. While seeing these stains may be frustrating, the good news is that you can remove wax stains from fabric with common household laundry products.

Wax stains on fabric can be removed.

Step 1

Add 1 tbsp. of oxygen-based stain remover to a bowl of water. Place the wax-stained portion of the fabric into the bowl and stir with the wooden spoon. Allow to soak overnight.

Step 2

Rinse the stained fabric with cool water.

Step 3

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 if the stain is still visible.

Step 4

Wash the fabric as you normally would and follow the label's drying instructions for that particular fabric.

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