Getting Wax off a sweater....?

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  1. dorian

    dorian Senior member

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    Has anyone had any experience (or any suggestions) of how to get wax out of a merino wool sweater? I'm hesitant to just throw it in the washing machine, as I don't know what the heat will do... other than melt the wax, that is.

    Any and all suggestions are most welcome. Thanks in advance..
     
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    was it wax from a candle? back in the day, I'd take a blowdryer to it, and it would seemingly evaporate. not sure how safe that is though.
     
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    Can you put it in the freezer? It should crumble apart, I think.
     
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    1. Place ice in a bag and put it on the wax stain to freeze the wax. Hold it there until the wax is good and hard.

    2. Chip off all of the wax that you can with a butter knife and/or your fingernails (be especially careful with lace tablecloths).

    3. Now you have two options: Bring it in for a professional cleaning or lay a plain brown paper bag (without any writing on it) or blotting paper over the wax. Heat an iron to medium-hot and press it over the bag, changing the bag as it absorbs the wax.

    Try this, it should work
     
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    When I got a bunch of wax on my leather jacket from sitting underneath a candle on the wall, I just put a paper towel on it, set my iron to high and hovered the iron over the paper towel about an inch away, the towel absorbed the wax and it was gone in under 5 minutes.
     
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    Thanks, guys... the brown paper bag and iron worked wonders on the sweater. BUT, only just well enough on my Barbour's corduroy collar. [​IMG] I love that jacket so much I immediately looked to replace it, and I realized just how much these damn things cost. Thanks again.
     
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    I used Nutrimetics Nutriclean OLC to get candle wax off my jumpers. I just rubbed it on the wax and put them in the washing machine and it worked! If not machine washable rinse by hand.
     

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