If you want to know how to remove wax from jeans, you’re in luck! I tested out some things and figured out the best way to get wax out of jeans!
We celebrated my daughter’s birthday the typical way you do – with a birthday cake, candles, and singing “Happy Birthday.”
Somehow when moving the cake though, some of the birthday candle wax fell onto my jeans!
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I happen to like these pair of jeans and don’t have a ton that fit me anyway, so I did a little internet searching to see if I could find out the best way to remove wax from pants (like I did when I needed to figure out how to remove acrylic paint from jeans).
There were several methods out there, but the most popular option, and perhaps the easiest, was to just use a hot iron to transfer the wax onto a piece of paper before washing.
Sounded easy enough to me!
You can watch my Youtube video to see how it went below:
For written instructions, keep reading!
How to Remove Wax from Jeans
Supplies Needed for Candle Wax Removal
- Clothing Iron
- Ironing Board
- A thick piece of paper (paper bag, cardstock, drawing paper)
- Fels-Naphta Bar Soap
- Washing Machine
Instruction for Wax Removal from Clothes
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Get Rid of Wax from Jeans
- Heat iron.
Get out your ironing board, plug in your iron, and set the temperature to the hottest setting appropriate for your clothing material.
- Put paper on top of wax stain on jeans.
Place your thick paper (like paper bag) on top of the wax that’s on your pants.
- Move iron over the wax.
With the paper between the iron and wax/jeans, slowly move the iron around to soak up the wax into the paper.
- Repeat as necessary.
Move the paper to a clean spot and place over the wax and repeat again to soak up more of the wax.
- Use Fels-Naptha soap to pre-treat before washing.
If there is still a wax residue on your pants, wet a bar of Fels-Naptha soap and scrub both sides of the jeans where the wax stain remains.
- Wash normally.
Now throw your jeans in the wash with some detergent as you normally would wash them.
- Check before drying.
Check your pants for wax stain residue before putting them in the dryer. If a stain still remain, try pre-treating and washing again.
- Dry & enjoy!
Assuming the stain seemed gone before drying, dry them and then enjoy your wax-free pants!
Other methods and things to try to remove wax from jeans include:
- Rub wax with an ice cube and then gently scrap off wax with butter knife, but most should just flake off.
- Place your jeans in the freezer, then scrape off wax.
- Use a hair dryer to heat it up then blot with paper towels.
Good luck! I hope you find a method that will work great for you!
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