Monday, February 15, 2010

Wax On, Wax Off (I hope)


One of my candles (from a new centerpiece I still need to post)  melted, a lot, all over my quilted table runner.  I peeled a bunch off, and even stuck it in the freezer to try and pry more out.  However there is still a good bit of wax on (and I think even inbetween the layers) the fabric.  How do I get it out/off?

The current state of my poor table runner. 

8 comments:

Emily said...

Warm iron on a paper towel over the spill - should take it up without much trouble!

Kelly said...

What Emily said. My roommate in college taught me that trick.

Anonymous said...

You know me, I would say go buy a new one because I have no tricks of the trade to get wax off. Sorry. Good luck.

ecb1422 said...

The iron trick works. Just change the paper towel when it gets some wax on it or you'll just be ironing the wax back onto the fabric. It will take a few ironings, Leigh.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Frozen wax also comes off pretty easily. I've never tried the ironing trick, though. That sounds smarter. =)

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I had this same problem at Christmas and turned to my best friend....google.

http://www.ehow.com/how_113031_wax-tablecloth.html

worked like a charm! good luck!

Jordan said...

we knocked a candle over onto the carpet and wax went alll over. We put a damp towel over it and ironed. Worked like a charm, I was amazed!

Anonymous said...

Paper towels, changing them after each press...you must press, not drag the iron.
EMB