|Title||Recipe: How to remove candle wax from a tablecloth|
|Board||What a Great Idea! at Recipelink.com|
|Date||June 29, 2005|
|To||Candle wax on my favorite table cloth|
Hi Kathi:-) Here are a few tips, from 3 different sources, that I found on the internet:
To remove the stain, first treat the stain as soon as possible after staining. The older the stain, the more difficult it will be to remove. Secondly, all stain removal methods should be applied prior to laundering washable items. Stains that have been laundered and dried are almost impossible to remove.
Assuming your tablecloth is washable you may remove the stain by:
Scrape off surface wax with dull knife. Place stain between clean paper towels and press with a warm, dry iron setting. Move paper towels frequently, or change paper toweling, to absorb wax and avoid transferring stains.
Do not iron colored candle wax. Heat will drive colored wax deeper into fabric yarns and often permanently set the wax dye.
After removing as much stain as possible this way, place stain area face down on clean paper towels. Sponge stain area with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent such as Energine.
Launder. If any color remains, rewash using a bleach safe for fabric.
Chlorine bleach is not recommended for use with silk, wool or Spandex because it will yellow and weaken the fibers. Chlorine bleach will lighten colored fabrics. Use an oxygen bleach such as Clorox 2 for colored fabrics.
Candle wax dripped onto my tablecloth. Is there a good way to remove it?
To remove candle wax, the waxy portion of the stain needs to be removed first, followed by removal of the dye portion of the stain. Spray or sponge* with a dry-cleaning solvent (example: Energine) or treat with a stain stick. Then rub with a heavy duty liquid detergent and scrub in hot water. To remove the dye portion of the stain, soak in an all fabric bleach (examples: Biz, Clorox 2, Snowy Bleach, Vivid) diluted according to package directions. If the fabric is colorfast to bleach, liquid chlorine bleach may be used. Wash the tablecloth in as hot of water allowable for the fabric using detergent.
*"Sponging" confines the stain to a small area and keeps it from spreading. To do this, use absorbent material, such as clean rags or white paper towels, and a dry-cleaning solvent, spot remover, or aerosol pretreatment spray. Follow these steps: Pad the working surface with clean rags or paper towels that can absorb stains. Place the stained area or spot on the fabric face down over the padded surface. Dampen a small white cloth with solvent. Use the dampened cloth to pat the stain from the wrong side of the fabric. Feather the edges of the stain working from the outside toward the center to keep the stained area from getting larger. As the stain transfers to the absorbent material beneath the fabric, move the stain to a clean place on the absorbent material so the stain has a clean place on which to transfer. Repeat this procedure until all traces of stain are gone. Launder to remove any ring that might be left by the solvent.
Source: Quick 'n Easy Stain Removal, Pm-858, Iowa State University
Removing Candle Wax from a Tablecloth
Source: Good Housekeeping, Heloise's Household Helpline
Q Help! Candle wax dripped on my tablecloth.
A For a tablecloth or other material, put it in the freezer for several days, to freeze and dry out the wax. Flick off big chunks and then put paper towels over and under the stain and press with the iron. Rub straight liquid laundry detergent into the area, let set for a few minutes, then wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Speaking of candles, storing them in the freezer is not recommended because it will dry them out. However, keeping them in the refrigerator is okay, but be sure to put them in a plastic bag or wrap in plastic so the wicks don't absorb moisture.
|ISO: Candle wax on my favorite table cloth|
|Kathi, IL - 6-28-2005|
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|2||ISO: how to remove candle wax from a tablecloth - result?|
|emily PA - 11-29-2005|
|3||Recipe(tried): How to Take Candle Wax Off Of Almost Anything|
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