K.B. asks from Winfield, KS on January 19, 2007
How to Get Wax Out of Carpet?
Does anyone know a good way to get candle wax out of carpet. We rent a small house and I want to make sure we get the deposit back when we leave. A few weeks ago my husband spilled a burning candle on the living room floor and the wax spilled out and is still there on the carpet. We haven't tried to remove it yet because we're not really quite sure how and I don't want to risk ruining the carpet further. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hey thanks for all the great advice! I used the iron with paper towels method and it worked great! Thanks a bunch everyone!
J.B. answers from Springfield on January 25, 2007
I learned this at a candle party from the lady selling candles. Just put a few layers of paper towels over it and then iron over the paper towels on the lowest setting. This should make it melt and absorb into the paper towels. Good luck!
M.C. answers from St. Louis on January 23, 2007
Get a brown paper bag lay over wax then us a hot iron. The wax will soak up into the bag..done it and it works great. Good luck
M.B. answers from Springfield on January 23, 2007
You take a brown paper bag and place it over the wax then iron the bag. The wax will start to melt and the bag will absorb it. Keep ironing and moving the bag around. It takes awhile but it works.
M.B. answers from Joplin on January 20, 2007
Glad to hear the wax came up. Thats great!!
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T.L. answers from Oklahoma City on January 20, 2007
Use a blowdryer on a warm setting, and heat up the wax... When you see it start melting, use a paper towel to blot it up (DON'T RUB) continue until it is all gone. There are plenty of articles that tell you to use an iron... but that runs the high risk of melting the carpet. The blowdryer also works great when getting grease off of your stove or oven... if you need any more tips let me know... Cleaning is my 2nd biggest hobby.
J.B. answers from St. Louis on January 20, 2007
We had the same trouble a few years back and used an old B. paper bag and an iron on a low setting. Put the paper down on the wax, then rub the iron over top - the iron re-melts the wax and the bag absorbs it. You can also use B. paper used for shipping packages - you just want to make sure the paper isn't coated with anything that will melt......
Worked like a charm! Good luck!
M.B. answers from St. Joseph on January 20, 2007
The best way I know of to get wax out of carpet is this.
A warm iron and two papertowels folded in half, place the papertowels over the spot, run warm iron on top of towels which will absorb the wax.
J.B. answers from Kansas City on January 20, 2007
I would try warming up your dry iron and placing a piece of brown paper, like a paper bag, over the spot then gently ironing the wax. The brown paper soaks up the heated wax and it will become dark and oily. Refresh the brown paper repeatedly until you no longer see a stain.
Edited to add: oops! I didn't read the other responses first. Sorry for repeating!!
T.P. answers from Tulsa on January 21, 2007
Have you tried putting an old rag down and ironing over it. This is what I did and it got all the candle wax up. Good luck.
K.N. answers from Bloomington on January 20, 2007
Put a paper towel over the wax and run a hot iron over it. Repeat the steps until all the wax is gone. Saw it on a design show on tv.
T.H. answers from Bloomington on January 20, 2007
Pick out what you can if big clumps try to use a knife or a fork to get those out then get the little bit left that other way...
good luck hun!! It is really easy!!! I know it is a pain.. but It happens!!!