Does anyone know how to get candle wax out of denim?
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    Exclamation Does anyone know how to get candle wax out of denim?

    SOS!!! Help!!!

    A candle fell over sending candle wax spraying all over DD9's brand new Jonas Bro jean skirt!

    Emergency - we are talking JONAS B-R-O-T-H-E-R-S!!!!

    I haven't done anything to it yet because I don't want to set it in.

    Bring on the laundry advice, folks!

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    Never tried either of these but have read:

    First....freeze them then pick off what you can

    Second...then put a brown paper bag (no printing) on both sides of spot and iron on hottest setting. Keep changing bag and doing this until no more wax is coming off.

    Finally.....squirt dish soap on any spot that is left and scrub....launder as usual.

    Good luck.....hope you get it out.

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    I don't know about denim, but this works on carpets. Put a paper towel over it and iron it. Set the iron on a pretty low setting. The wax will melt and get absorbed by the paper towel.

    Pick off the big pieces (if any) first.

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    I've used a slightly damp old dishcloth over the fabric and used an iron, then when most of it was gone used a bit of dishwashing detergent on the fabric, used another cloth on top and ironed again. And then washed it like normal. But I like the idea of using a paper towel, and I will have to try that the next time. Good luck!

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    I would probably freeze the skirt and try to get as much of the wax off as possible. Then I would try washing in Murphy's oil soap. The stuff is great for getting greasy things out.

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    I was going to say freeze it and pick what you can off. Good luck!!

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    Had a bad spill with a candle on the carpet, the paper towel with iron worked very well, you couldn't tell where it was.
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    Paper towel with hot iron works best I think. Keep changing the paper towel and don't use the steam setting. Good luck.

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