You’ve just spilled wax on the carpet? Don’t throw it away, because it’s no such a big drama. Removing candle wax from your carpet may seem challenging, but lucky for you, we’ve got things covered.
As you can see, spilled wax comes out quite easily with heat or ice, but what about the stains that are left behind? Unfortunately, candle wax can stain carpets if it’s not cleaned up quickly and correctly. However, when it comes to removing candle wax from a carpet, it can mostly be done with materials you have at home. The key is getting to the spill right away; that way, your rug will be spotless and wax-free in no time at all. Remember, removing the hard wax needs to be done first, and then you can deal with the stain.
– paper towels
– baking paper
Remove the top layer of hardened wax with a knife, but be careful not to cut the carpet. Put the paper towel over the wax stain, and the baking sheet over the towel. Heat up the iron. Let the iron become hot and run the hot flat side of the iron firmly and slowly across the baking paper. This way the wax will melt and it will be absorbed by the paper towel.
After the wax is removed, a grease stain will remain on the carpet. Apply some rubbing alcohol on the stain and rub it by applying pressure. That grease stain will be gone in seconds!