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Remove wax from laminated posters

Posted by sammy OK/7A (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 3, 07 at 6:55

I have to start setting up my classroom again, and wonder if any of you are handy with removing wax. I put my laminated posters through a wax machine, then put them on the cement block in the classroom, and roll them with a rolling pin. When I take them down each year, I do my best to put wax against wax, but always end up with wax on the laminated part of the poster.

Do any of you know of a product that will easily remove the wax, and not hurt the poster? Each year I try to scrape it off with a butter knife, but still there is some residue. Fantastic is good at taking pen marks off of desks, but I don't think it does the wax. I am thinking about trying nail polish remover.

I am going to post this on the Home Improvement Forum, but thought there may be more expertise here.


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RE: Remove wax from laminated posters

Have you tried using wax paper up against the waxy part? It won't help you now, but when you take them down the next time.

RE: Remove wax from laminated posters

Have you tried using a warm iron over several layers of paper towels? That's what they recommend for getting candle wax out of carpet and tablecloths.

RE: Remove wax from laminated posters

These are huge classroom posters with wax on the back. I would need to first put them on the wall before doing anything. If the iron would work, then maybe a hair dryer would melt it.

Actually I can scrape them off, but the residue keeps it from looking smooth.

I wrote our media specialist, but she probably has not begun to access the school mail yet.

The wax paper idea is good, but it would take so much.


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