Oops! candle wax on the carpet, how to get wax out of carpet? Don’t panic if your carpet is stained by wax stepshowto has a solution for all your worries. You can remove it from the carpet with simple tips and tricks, stay with us to follow the guide below. You will find six different ways of getting wax out of the carpet.

It will be better if you start cleaning it as soon as it is dropped over the carpet ,for the further details you can see the Easy Carpet cleaning hacks for your home, you also have to take care of the carpet material before starting the removal procedure. Wool carpets should be handled with more care as compared to synthetic carpets. You can use ice bags to harden the stains in this way it will be easier to scrape them off. The heated iron plates also work well on carpets to melt the stains, however, on wool carpets you can replace the heat medium with a hairdryer. Professional cleaners will help you to remove stains left behind by wax, you can also take help from vinegar and baking soda to complete the task at a cheap price.

How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

Remove Wax with Ice

Materials

  • Ice cubes
  • Plastic bag
  • Silicone knife
  • Vaccum

Directions

Fill a ziplock bag with icecubes then place the bag over the stains to let them harden, after 5 minutes when it gets hardened remove the ice bag. Ice will freeze the wax and prevent it from spreading. Don’t put ice cubes directly on the carpet otherwise, the wax will get wet and it will be difficult to remove it from the carpet. Then take a silicone knife and scrape the hardened wax from the carpet, don’t use a sharp knife it will damage your carpet. At last, vacuum your carpet to remove the remaining small chunks of wax.

remove wax stains with ice

Remove Wax with Iron

Materials

  • Iron
  • Towel
  • Dish soap
  • Microfiber cloth

Directions

It’s better to quickly harden the wax when it drops on the carpet, but if you haven’t noticed the wax dropping on your carpet and it already gets hardened when you looked. Now you can melt the wax and then it will be easily removed, Heat an iron for 5 minutes then take a damp towel and put it on the carpet over the wax. Then place the heated iron on the towel and glide it over the towel for 2-5 minutes. Once the wax will start coming off on the towel, remove the towel and scrub the carpet with a microfiber cloth dipped in water and dish soap solution to remove the remaining wax stains.

remove wax stains with iron

Remove Wax with HairDryer

Materials

  • Hairdryer
  • Paper towel
  • Silicone knife
  • Vaccum

Directions

If the ruined one is a wool carpet then you have to be careful with the heating tool, as direct and high heat can damage your wool carpet. You can replace iron heating with hairdryer heating. Firstly place a paper towel over the wool carpet over the wax stain, and heat it to melt through the hairdryer. You have to place the hairdryer a few inches away from the carpet. Then heat it for 4-5 minutes or until wax melts and a paper towel absorbs it. then remove the paper towel and scrape the remaining wax with a silicone knife, vacuum your carpet to remove wax chunks.

with hair dryer

Remove Wax with Carpet Cleaner

Materials

  • Carpet cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Damp Cloth

Directions

Carpet cleaners may not work effectively on thick wax spills however it helps in removing thin wax spills and stains left behind by wax. Then spray or sprinkle carpet cleaner on the wax spill and stains, some carpet cleaners are in liquid form and some are in powder form you have to proceed with the task according to the instructions mentioned by the brand. But after applying the carpet cleaner use a sponge to remove wax stains and then wipe the area with a damp cloth, let the area air dry.

carpet cleaner

Remove with Rubbing Alcohol

Materials

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cotton pad
  • Damp cloth
  • Gloves

Directions

Rubbing alcohol is a strong agent that not only removes candle wax from the carpet but also cleans the remaining stains. Pour some drops of rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad, but make sure to put on your gloves before starting the work. Then place the cotton pad on the wax and wait until the wax gets melted and absorbed by the cotton pad. Then take another pad and pour rubbing alcohol and wipe the remaining stains with it. Finally, clean the area with a damp cloth and let it air dry.

with rubbing alchohal

Remove Wax with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Materials

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Damp cloth
  • Bowl
  • Sponge

Directions

Vinegar and baking soda will not remove the hardened wax, but they will clean the remaining stains wax. sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda over the wax stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. In a bowl mix, one tablespoon of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar then make a paste and apply the paste over the wax stain scrub it with a sponge, and then clean with a damp cloth. Finally, let the carpet air dry.

with vinegar and baking soda

Note

  • Don’t apply heat directly on the carpet.
  • Do not put ice cubes directly on the wax.
  • Don’t use a sharp knife over the carpets.
  • Always wear gloves while using rubbing alcohol.

FAQs

How to remove wax from the carpet without an iron?

Place an ice cube packed in a ziplocked bag on the carpet where wax is spilled, ket it hardened the wax than with the help of a silicone knife scrape the wax spills and clean remaining stains with soapy water.

How to clean candle wax?

The best way to remove candle wax is using heat or ice, you can freeze and scrape the wax spills to clean rugs. Heat can also solve the problem, pace the heated iron over a damp towel on the carpet and glide for 5 minutes to remove candle wax from the surface.

References

How to Get Candle Wax Out of Carpet
Helpful Ways to Get Wax out of a Carpet