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How to Remove Candle Wax Stains

Removing Wax from Leather or Suede
Removing Wax from Leather or Suede

Follow these steps to remove candle wax stains from Leather or Suede:

  • Freeze with ice cubes in a plastic bag to harden the wax.
  • Gently scrape the wax.
  • If any stain remains, mix a thick paste of fuller's earth with water and apply it to the stain. Allow the paste to dry, then carefully brush it off with a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush.
  • Repeat if necessary.
  • When the stain has been removed, apply a leather conditioner (on leather only).