How to Remove Melted Wax From Suede Leather

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How to Remove Melted Wax From Suede Leather
Remove wax stains with care. (sealing wax image by TAlex from Fotolia.com)

Wax candles provide light and an inviting ambience but can create a mess that's hard to clean. If you have got too close to candles and have candle wax stains on your suede leather it can be removed using proper care and supplies. You can find most of the supplies you'll need in your home or at the grocery store.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Plastic scraper
  • Clothes iron
  • Brown paper bags
  • Scissors
  • Cornstarch
  • Suede brush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Scrape as much wax as possible off of your suede leather using a plastic scraper. Be gentle so you don't damage the suede.

    How to Remove Melted Wax From Suede Leather
    Suede is a type of leather that's very soft to the touch. (suede low shoes image by terex from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Cut a brown paper bag so it creates one big, open piece of brown paper. Lay a portion of the bag over the stain.

    How to Remove Melted Wax From Suede Leather
    The paper bag helps transfer the stain. (Empty brown paperbag isolated on white image by sumos from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Place the iron, heated to a medium setting, over the paper bag and gently move it back and forth over the wax area. The wax will loosen from the suede and adhere to the brown paper bag. Continually move to a clean spot on the brown paper and keep ironing over the stain until the wax is removed.

    How to Remove Melted Wax From Suede Leather
    A clothes iron helps wick up the wax. (iron image by Robert Grzywaczewski from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Sprinkle cornstarch over the stained area and allow it to sit overnight. The cornstarch will soak up any greasy residue left by the wax.

  5. 5

    Brush the cornstarch and the remaining wax residue from the suede using a suede brush.

    How to Remove Melted Wax From Suede Leather
    A suede brush is a small brush that helps clean the suede. (Brush image by Yuriy Rozanov from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • Remove any remaining dried wax from your suede using a gum eraser.
  • Avoid trying to wipe up the melted wax as this will likely spread it around more.

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