Candlelight may be key to creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic night, but it may drip onto your sheets. How to remove candle wax from bed sheets? (Do not remove wax stains from silk sheets by yourself. You will need to take silk sheets to a dry cleaner).
Remove Excess Wax
Remove as much of the excess wax as possible. Put sheets in the freezer for a half hour to allow the wax to complete harden. Or, you can place a couple ice cubes in a plastic sandwich bag, and then use plastic-wrapped ice to rub the wax spot to make the wax to harden.
Use your fingers to pick off most of wax spot. Or, you can use a butter knife to gently scape it.
Melt the Rest of the Wax
Heat can help to remove some wax stains that have soaked into the fibers of the sheet.
- Place a few layers of paper towels on your ironing board.
- Place sheets on the top to make the wax stain directly over the towels.
- Preheat your iron to the “cotton” setting.
- Place a few more paper towels or a square of cut brown paper bag on top of the stain.
- Run the iron over the paper towel or paper bag.
- The remaining wax will be melted, and then it will be absorbed by the paper towel or paper bag.
If you want to melt wax stains from cotton sheets, you can use hot tap water instead of iron.
Run very hot tap water over the stain for a moment.
Scrub off as much of the soaked-in wax as you can with a small scrub brush.
Repeat this step for a few times to get the best results.
You will see a small stain left by the oil although you have removed all of your wax stains because candle waxes are made with different kinds of oils. A fabric stain remover suitable for grease stains can completely remove the stains. Then you can wash your sheets in a machine as normal.