Easy Guide to Getting Candle Wax Out of Carpet

crteam August 14, 2020 Carpet Cleaning , Do It Yourself

Did wax stick to your carpet fiber? How to get it out of the way? Let’s figure out.

Keeping your carpet pristine is no herculean task. However, accidents happen, you cannot guarantee that your carpet will be clean always.

For example – You planned for a romantic dinner party. For warm ambiance, you wanted some mood lighting so opted for candles. And to your bad luck, the candle melts, and the wax drip right on your favorite carpet.

You know it’s no time to cry, so you instantly might think to scrape it off with a butter knife or some blunt knife. This might work in your favor but not always. Don’t panic! That doesn’t mean you cannot remove the wax out of the carpet. There are still super simple ways to get rid of the wax stains from your carpet.

All you need is to gather the cleaning materials that includes

  1. Ice pack or bag of ice
  2. Hairdryer
  3. Butter knife
  4. Brown paper bag
  5. Paper towel
  6. Vacuum

Now follow the simple steps to remove the stain with no pain

Step 1 – Use an ice pack

As soon as you notice wax on your carpet, first, you need to do is freeze the spot. It means you need to place the ice pack or the packet of ice on the wax that’s got dripped on the carpet.

Allow the wax to freeze and keeping the ice pack on it for over 10 minutes. Make sure the wax is getting as cold as possible and gets solidified so that it becomes easy to scrape it off.

Step 2 – Scrape the wax

Once the wax is frozen, you can easily remove it off by scraping it with a butter knife. Make sure you are not too harsh with the scraping process and the knife is not too sharp or else you can damage the carpet.

Now vacuum the lumps of wax scraped and see if the stain is completely removed. By any chance, if you still notice the wax on the carpet then you can try the next step.

Step 3 – The heating technique

For this technique, you need to place the paper towel or the brown bag on the place of the remaining wax stain. Now take the iron and heat it at low temperature. Do not even try to raise the heat level as your carpet may get destroyed forever.

Now, slowly rub the iron over the paper towel. You will notice the wax getting absorbed by the towel or bag like magic. And, eventually, the wax will be gone.

You can also follow the heating technique by using a hairdryer. You simply have to blow air on the wax stain. Once it gets heated, place the paper towel on it. The wax will get absorbed and the stain will get vanished. And yes, do not forget to vacuum the carpet.

So with this clean carpet, are you ready to host the next party? This time you can better opt for votive candles or floating candles, what say?