How To Remove Candle Wax From Carpeting

Category: Carpet Cleaning

Removing candle wax from carpeting is not as hard as it may seem.

Start by removing as much of the solid wax as possible by using a kitchen spoon to loosen the wax. Next put an ice cube on the wax to freeze it. The wax should harden enough to break it up and get more of it out. Be careful not to damage the fibers during this step. It is O.K. that some wax will remain and will be addressed in the next step.

Next, to get the rest of the candle wax out of the carpet, put a clean white towel moistened with water over the wax spot. Place a clothes iron, set on low, on top of the towel where the wax is for a few seconds at a time. Be Careful as the carpet fibers can also melt with too much heat. The wax will melt and transfer to the towel. Apply a new towel as often as necessary until you get out all of the wax.

If this doesn’t get all of the wax out of the carpet, or if some colored stains remain, you can next try using rubbing alcohol. Using a clean white towel, apply the alcohol to a towel and dab the area. Repeat this with a fresh towel until you get no more transfer of wax or dyes to the towel.

When you are done, rinse the area with clean water, blot up the excess, and set up a fan to dry the area quickly.

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