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Help - how do I get candle wax out of a skirt?

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Issymum Thu 03-Feb-05 09:58:49

I spilt a huge amount of candlewax down my skirt on Saturday. The skirt is machine washable (it's a kind of faux-suede from M&S - sounds horrible but is really very nice!). I vaguely recall something about brown paper and an iron....

Tissy Thu 03-Feb-05 10:00:36

Brown paper or kitchen roll would do. Iron the patch on the correct setting for the skirt to melt the wax, change the patch of paper you use a few times to make sure all the molten wax is blotted up, then wash as usual.


tarantula Thu 03-Feb-05 10:02:01

yep iron on low setting and lots of brown paper and just keep ironing till the wax all comes out. At least thats what they told us in Home Ec..It works on carpets Never tried on clothes tho

Carla Thu 03-Feb-05 10:02:09

Peel off what you can. I think paper towels would be better as they're more absorbant. Iron as hot as the fabric allows and ^keep at it^, changing paper towels after each absorbtion.

Wash as hot as is allowed and cross your fingers!

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