This can be difficult to do well, and often no matter how careful or thorough you are, the shell will not accept the dye as readily under areas where wax was removed. Thanks to Karen Hanlon for this tip and pic!
After scraping off the wax, use a solvent like Ronsonol to remove the residue that is left on the shell.
Apply a drop of lighter fluid onto a Q-tip and touch up the spot. Next wash the egg in a drop of Ivory or Dawn liquid, rinse and finally dip the egg in a wash of vinegar and water(1cup water to 1 Tbsp vinegar).
- Ronsonol (lighter fluid) is completely intolerable to some people, who can't be in same room with it; GooGone, WD40, mineral spirits, etc., can all be almost as bad.
- However, Goof Off Wipes are a great option. Cut the wipes into squares, keep them in a small jar and wrap a square around a cuticle/orange stick to rub on the wax residue spot.