Stains on fabrics – Wax
Wax. The dried top layer of wax should be carefully removed with a knife. Then the stain on both sides of the fabric is covered with tissue paper or a lignin handkerchief and ironed with a hot iron. This procedure does not apply to products made of polyamide fibers, made of polyvinyl chloride and other materials that are not resistant to high temperatures. When ironing with a hot iron, most of the wax will dissolve and be absorbed by tissue or lignin. With high absorption of the stained fabric, part of the dissolved wax will penetrate the clean surface of the fabric, whereby the stain will expand. Wax residues in the fabric are removed with a solvent appropriate to the type of fiber, So with stain remover or gasoline. Wax stains also dissolve readily in dimethylbenzene. Finally, the wax-stained area is wiped several times with a gas-soaked tampon. Only gasoline is used for acetate and polyvinyl chloride products.