Scented candles have become increasingly popular to use in the home. Unfortunately this means wax spilling on carpet has also become a more common issue to deal with in the household. If you have some wax spilled on your carpet don’t worry as you simply need a few basic tools and a little bit of patience to remove the wax like it was never there.
If you follow out tips below you will not find wax removal from your carpets a difficult task at all.
First up you will need a few tools:
- Credit card or something that is a similar shape.
- Clean white cloth
- Paper bags
How to Remove Wax from Your Carpet
If you follow our simple guide below you will have your wax stain removed in no time!
The first thing that you need to do is to use your credit card or other similar shaped object to scrape against the wax. Obviously use an old credit card if you can so you don’t damage one you use daily!
You can potentially damage carpet fibers if you do this with too much for so be careful when you remove the wax in this manner. Use a light touch. You should be able to s
crape the bulk of the wax away from the carpet by doing this.
Just like we mentioned in another blog post on how to deal with gum removal you can use ice to make things easier. To make wax harder you can place ice cubes in a bag and set it on top of the wax for 20 minutes. When you scrape away at the wax again it will come off easier.
Now you need to vacuum away any loose wax. It is practically impossible to pick up all the wax with your fingers. As you scratch the wax away the little pieces end up falling in between the carpet fibers and these cannot be picked up with your fingers. So vacuum it all up!
After you have got as much wax out of the carpet as possible the next step is to melt the remaining wax back into liquid form. This will make it easier to remove.
Place a paper bag over the wax and then set your iron to the lowest possible settings and make sure the steam setting is turned off, then place it on top of the paper bag. Don’t leave the iron on the wax for too long. Stay with the iron, don’t walk away as the wax will melt fast!
Check on the wax very frequently and as soon as you see that the wax has melted start to move the paper bag around with the iron on top so you cover all the wax if it’s spread out. The whole purpose of this is to have the paper bag soak up the wax as it melts.
Next up is to get rid of any stains the wax may have produced or any leftover residue in your carpet. You need to mix one part ammonia to 8 parts water. An easy way to do this is to take 8 shot glasses of water and one shot glass of ammonia.
Then you want to take your clean white cloth and dip it in the solution. Then dab at the wax stain. Never rub!
Soon the wax stain should be gone. If it is not then you want to take three parts of water to 3 parts of baking soda and cover the stain. This will be a solution that will be almost like a paste. Let the paste dry over the waxing and then vacuum the area. Continue to repeat this until you do not have anymore visible wax in the carpet.
The last thing you want to do is rinse the area with water as you have been using chemicals. Take pour a bit of water over the area you are dealing with and then dab with a towel. The last thing you want to do is take a clean towel and cover the area that you were dealing with for the wax stain and then put something heavy on top. This will soak up any excess water. Check on the towel after 30 minutes. If you need to replace the towel as it’s to wet then do so.
The other option is to use our Swindon carpet cleaning service if you want us to come out and deal with your stain removal.