You wanted to spend a romantic evening, but something went wrong. Or maybe you just wanted to spend time in comfort, but candles and awkwardness decided otherwise? Sometimes we can spill hot wax on our clothes by accident. However, this is not a problem, because TivaCleaners has prepared the best ways to remove wax from clothes. Without exception, everyone has had such situations at some point. And who doesn’t, we are living organisms, right? Perhaps you want to remove paraffin/wax stains from the carpet, or maybe you just accidentally spilled it on your clothes. For example, on your favorite jeans or sweatshirt.

It doesn’t matter, because what you’re interested in is how to get rid of hardened wax stains on fabric. We will analyze different cases and materials to which this situation applies.


A white, beautiful and fluffy carpet – that’s how it was before the wax got on it. Disgusting, most likely dried wax. It is much easier to remove wax marks immediately after they appear.

So if you have just spilled hot wax on the carpet, follow these steps:

  • As soon as the drop hits the carpet, wait until it is completely dry.
  • Then, apply a cold ice pack (this should help remove large marks).
  • After the cold has taken effect, try gently cleaning the wax residue with tweezers or just your hands.

If that doesn’t work, use the iron and parchment paper method: Turn on the iron and place a piece of parchment paper over the stain. Start running the iron over the spot and after a while, the wax will stick to the paper.

The situation should be a little worse with a fluffy carpet, such as one with lint and long hair. The wax can penetrate much deeper and you need to act immediately. If you can’t remove the wax in this way, you should definitely contact a dry cleaner to avoid spoiling anything.


A beautiful, well-maintained and amazing sofa in the living room. It’s a fairy tale, isn’t it? And how much money does this miracle cost, it’s painful to imagine dried wax on it.

If the wax (due to its high temperature) has not burned the material, it’s good. In this case, you can start cleaning the leather product. This method applies to any genuine leather product. Eco-leather or artificial leather does not really fit into the category, because they are made of synthetic materials (we’ll talk about them later).

So, to remove wax or paraffin from a leather product, follow these steps:

  • After the stain has dried, take any baby oil.
  • Put a sufficient amount on a cotton ball and try to remove the wax.
  • You can also leave the cotton pad on for a while (10 minutes) so that the mark softens and gets completely soaked.
  • Next, try to remove the residue with a knife, but very carefully.

If necessary, repeat the procedure until the desired result is achieved.

This is actually the only solution to the problem, because using an iron is not recommended. Of course, you can try to heat the stain at a low temperature, but it is not known how the skin will react to this.


Sometimes, during feasts, wax can also be spilled. Someone touched a candle on the table with a careless hand movement, and that’s it. The tablecloth is stained and now there is only one thing on your mind: how to remove the wax from the fabric.

This is not a problem at all, because such situations happen often, so there is a solution:

Remove the stain with your hand: Usually, the tablecloth is made of synthetic materials. Therefore, the wax itself will easily come off.

  • Alcohol: This tool works well with wax marks. You need to take a cotton pad and saturate it with alcohol. Leave it on the stain for 5-15 minutes and then remove it with a knife/fork/tweezers or just your hand.
  • Peroxide: It works in the same way as alcohol. You need to moisten the stain with peroxide and leave it for 5-10 minutes (suitable only for light fabrics).
  • Iron: A great basic solution. Take a piece of parchment paper and place it on the stain. Heat with an iron and repeat the procedure until the desired result is achieved.
  • Freezing: Suitable for those situations when the stain is fresh. You need to take an ice pack and apply it to the right place. Once the ice has set in, try to remove the excess wax with a knife or tweezers.

And voila, you’re done! There is nothing complicated, but it seemed rather the opposite. However, in some cases, the stain may be more difficult to remove. Therefore, you need to act immediately.


Maybe you spilled wax on your favorite jeans or shirt? This is not a problem either, because it is quite easy to remove wax from clothes!

Almost all clothing, including jeans, shirts, skirts, dresses, and blouses, can be cleaned with alcohol. Alcohol works well with hard wax and acts as a solvent. This method is suitable for both synthetic and natural fabrics.

Sometimes greasy marks may remain after waxing. In this case, we will use a proven home remedy. Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add a few drops of vinegar and 200 ml of water. Moisten the desired oily area with the liquid and wait 5-20 minutes. See for yourself whether the stain comes out or not. If not, hold the composition a little longer, and if it does, rinse it off with water.


Paraffin can get on the fabric. It is slightly different from wax. For example, wax is quite plastic and you can feel it, but paraffin is not. If it hardens, it can only be removed with heat. That is, if you heat it up, it will crumble and the stain will disappear by itself.

Therefore, the only effective method for dealing with paraffin on clothes is an iron or a hairdryer:

  • Prepare a napkin or parchment paper.
  • Take an iron or a hairdryer (at your discretion) and heat the stain to the desired state.
  • As soon as the paraffin is absorbed into the paper, stop heating.
  • Remove the remaining stain with tweezers and you’re done.

If the stain is not completely removed, repeat the procedure until the desired result is achieved. It may take some time, but it will help.


When trying to remove paraffin or wax, most people make mistakes. For example:

  • Do not rub the wax stain immediately. You need to wait until it dries and only then resort to cleaning methods.
  • Also, you cannot chip off the marks without using ice. First, you need to freeze the stain, and only then eliminate it.
  • And in general, you need to choose the right cleaning method according to the material on which the stain is located.

Lastly, it is a super big mistake to use a hair dryer to remove wax from a jacket, which can damage the fabric. In such cases, it’s better to use alcohol, peroxide, oil, or one of the above. And, for example, only an iron is suitable for a carpet. Therefore, you should take into account the recommendations.

In general, to keep your home clean and cozy, it is best to contact our cleaning company. Our service specialists will do everything at the highest level.

April 21 2024