Wax on; wax off, but getting wax out of fabric can seem like an impossible task. If you’re wondering how to remove wax from clothing, then Tide can give you a few tips on how to be a pro wax remover.
Remove Excess:Allow wax to dry and remove excess by scraping it off or by freezing the garment and snapping off the frozen wax. To remove any remaining wax, place white unpatterned paper towels on either side of the fabric and use an iron on a low, non-steam. Be careful not to leave the iron in one spot for too long.
Pre-treat:If any oil spots remain from the wax, pre-treat by applying Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid to the spot, using the flexible fins of the Zap! Cap to work the detergent into the stain in a circular motion. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Dose:Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Effective Stain Removal for a Variety of Stains
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