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How to get Wax Off From A Tablecloth

How to get Wax Off From A Tablecloth

Home is where we feel most ourselves. It's where we take away our heels, share a meal, and make memories. We're taking our passion for everything home and bringing the home feeling to Instagram. While a candle on the dressing table can be a great idea, there are pros and cons to using it. It will be difficult to get the melted candle wax off of your table linen. Arklinen will give you all the information you need to know on how to remove wax from your linens!

A well-run dinner party can be exhilarating because the food was served on time, everyone was a good mix, and no one talked about opposing political views. Imagine that you have a party in your house and you've set up gold table decor with gold rose tablecloth, gold napkins with rose gold table runner along with a few candles to add ambiance as if you’re an expert on event decorations. Maybe, the candle's wax melting onto the tablecloth, in that case, was probably the result of a beautiful setup.

While you’re in there decorating your table, you can check out Arklinen Store’s Wonderdry Tea Towels or Waiters Cloth to add a little bit of style to your table’s setup. By employing this on your table setup, you’ll have more presentable dining.

When decorating a tabletop, there will be instances that would be impossible to avoid which would ruin the tabletop decor especially when there’s no table protector. Usual accidents usually involve spilling drinks. Instead of sending your fitting tablecloth that has been stained with Wax to the linen cupboard, a few simple steps will get your tablecloth’s color back to normal. 

How to Remove Wax from a Tablecloth

How to remove wax from table cloth

Before beginning the removal of any stain, you should examine the material of your tablecloth. These steps should be a good fit for your needs if you're using a natural cloth like linen or cotton. You should determine whether it is a disposable tablecloth, elastic tablecloth, paper tablecloths, or oilcloth tablecloths.

Suppose your tablecloth is constructed of a synthetic material like polyester or lace tablecloth for example, which is sensitive to heat. In that case, you'll want to use the correct temperature setting on the iron in step 3 below. If it's an old tablecloth with delicate lace or fabric, It's best to send the cloth to a dry cleaner. Be sure to mention the stain's spot before you take it to the drop-off location!

Materials Required:

  • Ice
  • Butter knife, credit card from the past, or similar tool
  • Iron or Dryer for Hair
  • Transfer material (paper, old rugs, etc.)
  • Laundry Detergent

Step 1. Freeze the Wax

If the Wax spilled has yet to cool and harden, you'll need to apply something cold, like an ice cube, to aid it in processing quickly. The less the Wax is spread through your fabric, the simpler it will be to get rid of!

Rub the ice cube onto the surface of the candle until it's ultimately been cooled. If you do not have an ice cube in your freezer, pick another freezer item or place the placemats for round tables or tablecloth or table cloth runner until the Wax has completely cooled.

Step 2. Scrape off the Wax

When the Wax has cool and hardened, it's time to get the butter knife or older credit cards (or similar tools) to scrape away as much Wax as possible.

Step 3: Melt the Wax Stain

If there is any Wax that has gotten trapped in the fabric's fibers, If you want to melt it, make use of heat to melt it and transfer it onto another material. What you choose to share the melting wax with is your choice. The best options are small fabrics (like the old cut-up T-shirt) or a folded towel (here's the method we used to go without paper towels within our home kitchen), or even bags made of paper (here's the way we shop for groceries using minimal waste).

Choose two pieces of whatever material you prefer to transfer and place them on top of the tablecloth in the area of the candle's wax stain. Be sure your tablecloth is placed wax-side down. Use an iron or hair dryer and apply the heat onto the stained Wax to ensure it begins in the process of melting and transfer. You may need to move, lift or reposition the tablecloth and then apply heat several times until the Wax is transferred onto the tablecloth to another surface.

Step 4: Clean the Tablecloth

After all the Wax is eliminated from your tablecloth, you may have an oily stain. The stain will come off when you wash it. Wash your tablecloth the way you usually but don't dry it in the dryer. If there's a persistent oil stain, even after washing the tablecloth, the dryer's heat is sure to dry the paint further in the fabric of your tablecloth. Here are some suggestions for getting rid of stubborn oil stains.

How Do I Get Rid Of Candle Wax From Clothes And Fabric?

Get rid of wax from fabric

Take off minor Candle Wax Stains.

Small areas of candle wax with hardened fabrics are removed by rubbing them with a large spoonful of oil from a vegetable. Remove any excess oil using paper towels and wash as usual.

Another way to take small amounts of Wax off the tablecloth is by placing the tablecloth into the freezer. If the Wax becomes fragile, take the tablecloth out and cut the majority of the Wax off. To remove any remaining tablecloth wax, place the affected area on an enormous bowl and attach it using rubber bands. Then pour warm water onto the Wax, allowing it to melt. Then, wash the tablecloth according to the usual procedure.

Eliminate Large Candle Wax Stains

Do you want to know how to remove candle wax from clothing? To remove large stains of candle wax from clothing, scrape the excess using an untidy knife. Then, place the area stained between two cloths or a paper bag and press the room with an iron set to the lowest setting. When the material is something that you typically iron at a low temperature, you should be cautious not to burn it when removing the Wax. 

In this case, keep the iron above the fabric and move it forward and forward. It won't require much heat to melt the Wax and drag it onto the paper. Replace bags or paper towels after the Wax is absorbed into them, and then wash the piece when it cannot soak Wax. Get rid of any stain that remains with an area lifter.

In addition, you can shop at Arklinen Store if you’re looking for a glass cloth and an oven cloth. We offer Ark Glass Cloth and Ark Oven Cloth which you can utilize for drying glasses and protecting your hands from hot surfaces.


When it comes to decorating, candles are often overlooked. Candles are not remembered if there isn't enough light. Everybody wants a unique look in their home, especially in the bedroom. You want your bedroom to feel calm and peaceful, so make sure you have the perfect candles on your dressing table.

Keep in mind that prevention is always better than cure. You don't need to be concerned if you can stop it from occurring. Just to be sure, you could use some tablecloth overlays, plastic table covers, or linen napkins in order to avoid stains going directly to the tablecloth. You won't have to throw out your tablecloths again if it's inevitable. At least, right now, you're prepared. And should you search for new tablecloths for your kitchen, we're glad to assist you. 

We offer a variety of tablecloths to choose from. We have cheap table cloths, factory tablecloths, dining table covers, runners for a table at weddings, and other table fitting needs which can be bought in a fabric roll or bolt of fabric in different sizes such as a 90-inch round tablecloth or 120-round tablecloth. Also available in different colors like pink table cloth, orange table runner, etc. Whatever you need, we got it all! Shop with Arklinen Store today!

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