Want to make sure your favorite carpet can be used for a long time? Try this almost invariably successful method of removing wax from your carpet. Your carpet will be free of wax residue in just a few minutes. Read more!
Method 1 of 2: Freezing it
Step 1. Place a bag of ice on top of the stain
The ice will harden the wax and solidify it, making it easy to pick up. Once the wax is completely solid, take it out and throw it away.
Keep the wax stain as cool as possible. Use an ice pack, or frozen cutlet, or whatever you can find easily, and place it over the stain. Leave it for a few minutes until you are sure the wax stain has solidified
Step 2. Take a butter knife and use it to gouge out the stain
Take as much as you can before cleaning it. The less wax left, the better the cleaning result.
If you can't get a lot of wax out of the carpet, don't give up. This is normal. Use method two (use an iron and melt the wax) if there is still a lot left on the carpet
Step 3. When the wax has been completely removed, spray the cleaner on the area
You can use a carpet cleaner or regular cleaning fluid. A small amount of stain may remain, wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove the color of the stain. After spraying any liquid, wipe with a clean cloth and water to remove any residue.
Step 4. Suck up the section
Your carpet has just undergone a complex treatment. Suck with a vacuum to restore the texture to its original state.
Method 2 of 2: Melting it
Step 1. Place a paper bag (don't use plastic) over the candle
You can use leftover paper bags for this. Place it on the edge of the wax stain.
Place the towel under the bag but not over the wax stain. You'll be moving the bag as the wax melts so the stain doesn't spread further
Step 2. Turn on the iron with a warm temperature
Do not use too high a temperature as this may melt the bag. Also don't use steam, because all you need is the heat.
Step 3. Iron the top of the paper bag
The wax will be absorbed into the paper bag and lifted off the carpet. Slide the paper bag so that the wax can be absorbed into the areas that are not covered by the melted wax.
- Slide the paper bag so that the clean part of the bag absorbs the excess wax. Don't keep the iron in one place for too long, as you could burn something and make your problem worse. When the stain has disappeared from the paper, gently lift it and see if the stain is still there.
- If there is still fat remaining to be removed, repeat again. Your carpet will eventually come back clean.
Step 4. If there are still spots on the carpet, rub a little alcohol on it
Place the cloth over the stain, and turn on the steam of your iron. This stain will lift into the fabric and leave your carpet.
Step 5. For better results, spray the stained area with carpet cleaner or other cleaning fluid
You can use a clean cloth to wipe it down or place a cloth over it and then steam iron it again, just like in the previous step.
If your carpet looks a little damaged, try vacuuming it. This method may be able to restore its original shape
- You can also use a hairdryer. This is especially suitable if you want to use a tissue, because it gives off less heat and is easier to control. Just make sure not to put it too close to the carpet.
- If the wax leaves a colored stain, it may leave a permanent stain on the carpet. If so, try this cleaning process and then use a carpet cleaner to get rid of the stain.