How do you get candle wax out of your carpet?
By Leigh from Flower Mound, TX
I had the same thing happen. Take a brown paper grocery bag; cut it open so it's 1 sheet. Place over the wax. Using an iron on a low setting iron the bag over the wax area. Keep moving the bag until all the wax is gone...then just throw the bag away!
How does one get old wax off a carpet?
Always did the warm iron and many paper towels,not just one.Use 3-4 at a time once it soaks up some of the then melted wax repeat the process. It really works,make sure you don't touch iron to carpet without paper towels. I have even used it on a speaker front where wax melted down, looked new again. Good luck!
A small votive tipped over and candle wax dripped on a friend's white low-pile carpet. Unfortunately the candle was red. I think she can remove the wax, but she's afraid the red coloring will leave a stain on her carpet. Any tried-and-true remedies?
By Lois C.
I once had one of those large red candles drip all over a light gray carpet which would be similar to her problem. First, scrape off what you can with a table knife. Then get several brown paper bags or a roll of brown paper and lay a piece over the was. Take a dry iron and put it on the paper, leaving it just long enough for the wax to be aborbed by the paper. Keep changing/moving the paper till you have it all cleaned up. It takes a long time but eventually it does work. After you get all the wax up, clean as usual.
I spilled blue candle wax on my light carpet. I was able to get the wax up, but not the stain. I have tried just about everything! Please help.
By Trina from Loganville, GA
Use a small amount of liquid oxi cleaner with a brush and gently swab it.
My son spilled a melted blue candle on our new tan carpet. How do I remove the wax stain?
Place an old towel over the wax stain, press with a hot iron. This worked very well for me. Also, I've heard putting ice of the spot will lift the wax. I'd place the ice in a freezer bag first.
How do I remove candle wax from carpet?
By Julie O from Raleigh, NC
Heat up your iron (set to NO steam). Pad up several sheets of paper towels and lay them over the wax. Place the hot iron on top of the paper towels, leaving it there for several seconds. Take the iron away and put it back on again to really heat the wax and soften it.
When you are certain the wax has melted from the heat of the iron, gently pull up the paper towels from the carpet. The melted wax should have transferred from the carpet to the paper towel, neatly and cleanly. Make have to repeat the procedure, but it works a treat! Good luck with it.
I need to know how to remove melted candle wax from my carpet. Your help is so appreciated.
By Helen B.
You can put a few layers of white paper towels over the wax or old white 'rags' without stains, and your iron on lowest heat setting, then iron over the wax repeatedly, moving the towels or placing new ones over, until the wax comes up.
Try testing an area of the carpet first, to make sure the iron won't melt the fibers.
I understand how to remove the candle wax from carpet, but what about the red stain? Is that gonna come up too? I panicked when I dropped the hot wax and tried to clean it and rubbed it, then I squirted Dawn dish soap all over it. And I haven't dared go back and try to clean it. What do I do? I'm scared because this isn't my house.
By Aurelia G
A candle melted on my carpet; any suggestions on how to get it up?
By Paulette E.
Luana, San Diego
This happened to me. Live and learn. I was terrified. If you are, it will be fine. I took paper towels (several at a time) an iron, heated on medium/high setting. I took several paper towels laid on top of wax and put iron on it. As soon as you see the melted wax come onto the paper towel you get new one (use 3-4 at a time). Mine luckily was white wax but if you just continue to do this it will come up; when you see what looks like a wet spot on paper towel use new ones. If after wax is all up (and it will be) if it was a colored candle you need to then use a carpet spot cleaner and it should remove color if left. I believe once wax is up there shouldn't be anything left.I have never had colors like red, so it may leave discoloration. Once wax is up carpet looks like before! Good luck. Let me know if you were as surprised as I was!
My daughter spilled an entire cinnamon red candle on her white carpet. I soaked up what I could, but now I don't know how to get the wax off and the stain. Any ideas?
Mean Green and hot water mixture. You can find it at family dollar. I washed and dried four crayons in with a load of jeans and I rewashed in hot water and about a cup of mean green and it removed every crayon mark!
I used paper towels to clean the dried wax up from the rug but the paper towel stuck to the rug. Please help!
By Ellie from Washington, DC
Take an iron and put it on the lowest heat setting. Run the iron over the area using a cloth rag as the "buffer". Increase the heat setting as needed. The wax and waxed paper should ultimately stick to the rag. Good luck on that!
How do you remove candle wax from carpet?
I spilled some blue candle wax on my living room carpet. How can I remove it?
Angela from Denver, CO
I am at work right now and I had a new candle (in a jar) sitting next to my space heater on the floor acting as a candle heater. I just picked up the candle off the floor and found a TON of wax right next to the heater all over the carpet.asd
I don't have an iron here, so what's another method to get this out?
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Sylvia from Queensland, Australia
I first scraped up as much as I could while it was hard and then vacuumed it up. There was still a lot that would not come up with any type of scraping so I went for it with the iron and brown paper bags - I also used paper towels but they did not work as well as the brown paper bags did. It was amazing how quickly the wax came up into that bag!! I went over it a few times, some areas needed more "go-overs" than others but there is nothing left!
Nothing in the fibers and no color on the carpet! I thought for sure I'd have to clean the color out of the carpet after doing the wax but I didn't - it took care of everything! What a great idea - it saved me! (12/19/2007)
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