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How do you remove wax from a tablecloth?

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To remove wax from a tablecloth, scrape off as much of the wax as possible, place paper above and below the wax and iron the wax stain. The oil and excess wax should transfer to the paper.

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Wax from candles can create tough stains on tablecloths. To remove wax from table linens, use the following steps.

  1. Remove the wax
  2. Let the wax cool and harden completely. Use a dull knife to scrape as much of the wax off of the fabric as possible.

  3. Set up the ironing area
  4. Set up an ironing board and turn on the iron to heat it up. Use the hottest setting that the fabric can handle. Place the tablecloth on the ironing board. Cut two pieces of paper from a paper bag and place one sheet under the wax stain and one piece above it.
  5. Iron the stain
  6. Press the hot iron into the stain. When the oil from the wax transfers to the paper, move the paper around and iron the wax into a clean spot. Keep ironing until nothing transfers to the paper.

  7. Stain treat the spot
  8. If any marks remain, work some liquid laundry detergent into the stain.

  9. Wash the tablecloth
  10. Wash the tablecloth in the hottest water that the fabric can handle.

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