HOW TO REMOVE CANDLE WAX FROM CARPET

Candles look beautiful when lit especially in darkness. I love it when the electricity goes off and you have to light the candles everywhere, but the problem comes when you find leaked melted candle wax on your carpet! Candle wax can be a bit tough to remove especially when the surfaces are textured.

Spilled melted candle wax on the carpet? Here is how you could remove it:

HOW TO REMOVE CANDLE WAX FROM CARPET

USING IRON

Iron can be used to lift up wax drips from the carpets. Keep some freezer bag or ice pack over the candle wax drips. Using a butter knife, scrape whatever wax is there gently and remove as much wax as you could in the start itself to make work easy. Vacuum it up. Now, take hold of an iron and lots of brown papers. Keep the brown paper on the scrapped area and move an iron over it on hot setting. You will see wax seep into the paper. Once the paper is saturated, change the paper and repeat this until you see no more oil stains or wax seeping in the brown paper.

USING RUBBING ALCOHOL

If you have a rug-textured carpet, rubbing alcohol can do the trick. Keep some freezer bag or ice pack over the candle wax drips. After few minutes, scrape off the area using butter knife. Make sure to remove the wax as much as you could so that you don’t have to deal with it much in the end. Once you are done scrapping, vacuum the area to remove any wax particles. In a spray bottle, pour 70% rubbing alcohol (70 ml rubbing alcohol + 30 ml water) and spray it liberally over the carpet. With a toothbrush, gently brush the area until all the wax comes off. Finally blot the area with paper towels and let the carpet air dry.

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