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Subject: Wax on textile

Wax on textile

From: Anne Macdonnell <a.macdonnell>
Date: Friday, December 1, 2006
Alan J. Hawk <alan.hawk [at] afip__osd__mil> writes

>What is the best way to remove candle wax that has dripped onto a
>textile.  We have physically removed the big chunks, but would
>appreciate advice on how to remove the wax that has been absorbed
>into the fibers.

I am not sure if this will be appropriate to your situation as it
involves applying heat but a brilliant method for removing wax from
textiles is to place a sheet of paper towel over top the wax and
apply an iron on a medium heat setting.  It works almost instantly
and leaves nothing behind.

Anne Macdonnell
Intern at Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N4

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