How to get candle wax out of carpet? A candle was knocked over and candle wax was spilled on my carpet. What is the easiest way to remove the candle wax from the carpet without further damage to my carpet? I have heard about using a brown paper bag and an iron, is this the preferred method for removal? Do you have any better ideas for removing the candle wax from my carpet?
If you have knocked a lit candle onto the carpet, yes, most people know of the brown paper bag with a hot iron method. However, it is not a safe way to remove the wax that was spilled onto your carpet. The brown paper bag can get too hot and overheat if you are not careful. It can burn the carpet in that particular area so it is not recommended. Below we have 3 steps that if followed, will remove the wax from your carpet in the easiest and safest way.
To remove candle wax from your carpet the easiest and safest way:
Step 1 – Scrape off the dry and hardened candle wax:
Use a dull knife or a blunt object for scraping. Scrape as much of the wax off as you possibly can and remove as much as you can. Once you have most of the wax scraped off of the carpet, use a vacuum cleaner and remove the chunks of wax you have managed to scrape off. Once you have scraped off and removed as much wax as you possibly can, go to the next step…
Step 2 – Iron the carpet to remove more of the wax:
Use a throw away towel made from cotton (a white t-shirt will work) and get it slightly wet. Fold the towel in half and put it over the candle wax spill. Put your iron on the high setting and put it on the towel for 10 to 30 seconds. The heat from your iron should “pull” out the wax from the carpet and onto the cotton towel. Do this multiple times to remove as much of the wax as possible. Use another cotton towel or t-shirt if the wax builds up on it. Get the cotton towel wet again if it begins to dry out from the heat. Once you have removed as much wax from the carpet as possible using the iron and cotton towel method, go to the next step…
Step 3 – Use a heavy duty carpet cleaner to remove the remaining candle wax:
Spray a carpet cleaner onto the remaining wax stain. Make sure all of the wax in the carpet is saturated in the carpet cleaner. Use a dull knife or blunt object to scrub the carpet cleaner into the remaining wax stain. Let the carpet cleaner sit on the wax stain until it dries. Once dry use the blunt object to remove the remaining wax from the carpet. Repeat as many times as needed. Many times you will have to spray the wax stain 5 or 6 times to completely remove the remaining wax. Once finished, thoroughly vacuum the area to remove any more wax that may be present.
How to get candle wax out of carpet
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