Wax on Carpet - HELP
Does anyone know how to get candle wax out of carpet? My three-wick
candle flowed over the edge of the holder and ran all over the
carpet. I got out as much as I could while it was still liquid but
there is still quite a bit seeped into the carpet. I have no idea
how to get it out. And we RENT! Yikes. Any help will be greatly
appreciated. I am going to ask on a few of my other lists as well so
sorry to those who will get it twice. I need all the help I can get
on this one!
TIA, Maya in San Diego.
you might wanna try this little trick...I used it on a cloth doily and it did
the job wonderfully...
Place paper towels ontop the wax and press with hot iron..change paper towels
often until all wax is soaked up
I would use ice to freeze and harden and chip off as much as possible. Then
place news paper over the wax and a damp towel on that and then use your iron
to heat the wax and it will be absorbed into the paper towel. Just keep
replacing the news paper until wax is gone.
Be very careful.. as I did the iron trick and paper towels/brown bag and melted
I had to have that area cut out and removed and then replaced with a remnant we
had left from the original job.. .. Our carpet man said .. you
have to know what the fabric content is because the synthetics will melt..
Maya, this happened to me with a 3 wick Hunter Green candle on White
carpet! It was new carpet and I was mortified! I got it all out!
What I did was to blot up as much as I could while it was still wet.
Then I used a dull butter knife to gently scrape off the excess wax.
Then I took one of my husbands old white T-shirts and laid it on the wax
and then plugged in my iron and turned it to Polyester and then kept
ironing over the shirt. The shirt absorbs the wax. You may need more
than one shirt or white rag or towel. Keep turning the cloth over so you
don't iron the wax back into the carpet. I would not use a paper towel
because too much heat may go through it and burn or melt your carpet.
After you have removed as much of the wax as possible. Let the carpet
cool and then use Resolve or some other carpet cleaner and clean the
Good Luck! I know how you feel!
Once you have removed the majority of the wax from the carpet using
one of the other methods recommended, try Goo Gone. I have to admit I
have never used it on wax, but I love it for taking sticker goo off of
things! It even works on gum (I have done that)! So, if it doesn't
work on the wax, it will still not be a waste of your money, IMHO. The
bottle says it works on grease, stickers, tar, gum, crayon, tape,
make-up, oil, wet paint, scuff marks, shoe polish, tree sap and
asphalt. It is a citrus-based non-toxic cleaner. I believe Citra-Solve
is similar, but I have never bought or used it.
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