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How to Remove Candle Wax from Carpet

Many of us enjoy having candles in our homes because they look nice and smell delicious. But what do you do when candle wax gets on your carpet? Luckily, removing wax from carpet isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Solve your problem in a few short minutes by using one of these two tried and tested methods.  

Method # 1 –

1)Fill a plastic bag with ice.

2)Lay the plastic bag directly on the wax stain.

3)Allow the wax to freeze for a couple minutes.

4)Remove the plastic bag and begin to scrape off the wax with a dull knife.

5)Lay either a clean cloth or a brown paper bag directly over the affected area of your carpet.

6)Using a warm iron, slowly press the iron on top of the cloth or paper bag. The material should start to absorb the wax and lift it off the carpet.

7)Repeat step #6 with a fresh paper bag or cloth until the wax residue disappears.

8)Scrub the area to remove any remaining waxy residue using an at-home carpet cleaning solution.


Method # 2 –

1) Begin to remove the candle wax using a dull knife.

2) Place a few ice cubes in a plastic bag and put it on top of the wax stain for a couple minutes.

3)Again, use the dull knife to remove any additional waxy residue that may have frozen.

4)Vacuum up any wax you see using the upholstery attachment of a household vacuum.

5)If the candle is colored and leaves a color stain, pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a clean white cloth and gently begin to dab at the stain – do not rub.

6)Using a clean white towel, blot the carpet until dry.                                                                                                                                     

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