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How do I get dried candle wax off of a blanket?

I bought a nice little blanket from Bed Bath and Beyond for my car when girls get cold when my A/C is blowing and during the week I had accidentally had a candle on top of it. So while I was at work some of the candle melted on the blanket in the intense Texas heat. So now it's dried on there and I'm not sure how to take it off. I'm not sure if throwing it in the washer would get it off or make it worse or what plan of action I should take.

If all else fails I'll probably have to buy a new one.
Old 06-17-2006, 11:41 AM FM 2347 is offline  
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I'd like to know of a good method to use as well. I've done this before and haven't really had any success with anything that didn't hurt the material in the process.
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The trick that i've always heard was to put a couple layers of paper towels over the wax and then run a hot iron over it. The principle is that the iron melts the wax and the paper towels wick it away.
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freeze it and pick it off. you can use an ice cube too
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I think they make special sheets for this that you run an iron over, or a cleaner thing that hits it with hot ass water and sucks it up.
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The trick that i've always heard was to put a couple layers of paper towels over the wax and then run a hot iron over it. The principle is that the iron melts the wax and the paper towels wick it away.


qft works on carpets too, just remember the iron doesnt have to be too hot to melt the wax
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The trick that i've always heard was to put a couple layers of paper towels over the wax and then run a hot iron over it. The principle is that the iron melts the wax and the paper towels wick it away.
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The trick that i've always heard was to put a couple layers of paper towels over the wax and then run a hot iron over it. The principle is that the iron melts the wax and the paper towels wick it away.


Ok, I'll try that and post back the results.
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Heat up a bowl of mineral oil, and use it to try dissolving the wax?

Definitely test this on something else first...
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I saw the professional carpet cleaner use the iron trick on some candle wax in my carpet a while back cost me $45.
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