How to Remove a Wax Stain from Carpet

How to Remove a Wax Stain from Carpet

Spilling candle wax on your carpet or rug can seem like the end of the world, but don’t despair: we’ve got a fool-proof, step-by-step guide for removing wax from your carpet. Simply follow the instructions below carefully, and you can’t go wrong. You will need: steam iron, spoon or butter knife, damp dishcloth.

Step 1
Once the wax has cooled and hardened, use your spoon or butter knife to gently remove the top layer of wax, being careful not to damage the carpet fibres.

Step 2
Dampen your dishcloth, wring out any excess moisture and lay it across the affected area. Make sure that your dishcloth is clean and white – you don’t want to transfer any colour or dirt onto your carpet!

Step 3
Ensure your iron is on a low steam setting, and apply it to the cloth. Put a medium amount of pressure on the iron, allowing the heat to melt the wax into the dampened cloth. 

Step 4
Remove the cloth to ensure the wax is soaking up. It will likely appear darker in colour. 

Step 5
Re-apply the dishcloth, covering the remaining stain with a different area of the fabric. 

Step 6
Repeat steps 3 and 4, until the carpet is wax-free.


Step 7
Remove the damp cloth to reveal your beautifully clean carpet.

Good as new!

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