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By Real Simple
Updated October 12, 2010
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Q. How do I get candle wax out of linens?

Ashley Pritchard

New York City

A. Put dripped-on linens in the freezer (unless a piece is antique, in which case take it to a dry cleaner). When the wax is frozen, gently scrape it off with a dull butter knife, then launder as usual, says clothing-care expert Steve Boorstein. If residue remains, place wax paper on an ironing board, flip the cloth, and iron the underside (wax dripping faces down). The wax will melt onto the paper, leaving you with a fresh (and pressed) linen. Watch the video for more ways to remove wax.

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