Wax, from crayons, hair removal products or candles, can easily leave stains on your cloth. Wax is difficult to remove from any cloth, especially for silk – an especially delicate fabric. You should gently clean silk with dish detergent and household lubricants.
- Use a spoon or a butter knife or another blunt utensil to remove as much of the wax as you can.
- For sticky wax, you can place the silk in the freezer to make it harden before removing it.
- Find a white cloth, avoiding transferring color from the cloth to the silk. Place the silk on top of the white cloth. Add a few drops of a liquid dish detergent to household lubricant like WD-40. Use the lubricant to saturate the stained area. Gently massage the fluids into the wax stain.
- Check the care tag, and wash your soiled silk as told. If you want to wash your soiled silk in a machine, you should use the usual amount of laundry detergent.
- Hang the silk to dry. Do not place the silk in a dryer. If the stain has not been removed, drying silk in a dryer will set the wax.
- If there is some of the residual color after removing the wax solids, you can spray a laundry stain remover on the silk, and wash it according to the care tag.
- Take the silk to a dry cleaner to remove wax stains from silk if this item cannot be washed by machine.