How to remove Wax from Carpet
Wax is a material that can turn to liquid form when heat is applied to it. When you light a candle, you have a chance of that wax dripping onto your carpets and it can be tough to remove. This guide will teach you how to remove candle wax from your carpet. Although this can be difficult, it is not impossible.
One reason that wax is so hard to remove is that it only takes a few seconds before it goes from liquid form to a hard, flaky mess. When you remove wax from the carpet, one of the items needed will be a hot iron. This product kicks out a lot of heat so you will need to use caution at all times to avoid burns to yourself and the carpets.
Removing wax from a carpet by trying to scrub, scratch or wash using traditional means will not yield the results that you are hoping for. A candle stain of wax can and will be easily removed once you get a hot iron and a few pieces of newspaper. These two items are all that you will need for this DIY project and clean-up job.
Although these tips can seem very weird to people who have never tried them, you should give it a shot before paying huge fees to a professional carpet cleaner or damaging your carpet with harsh chemicals that will release toxic fumes and may cause discoloration of your fibers.
When you have a spill you can remove wax from any carpet by preheating the hot iron. Most of us have a hot iron already in our homes because we need them to get the wrinkles out of our clothes before we leave the house.
A hot iron will make you look presentable as you face the world on the other side of your front door. That same iron will now be a double lifesaver as you can avoid paying unnecessary sums to remove the wax or it can even save you from having to throw out your entire rug, mats or carpet.
Once the iron has heated up, get a couple pieces of newspaper and lay them over the wax stains. Like you would iron your clothes, run the iron over the pieces of newspaper until the wax begins to disappear and get absorbed by the papers. A newspaper is great to use because they will not burn easy and they will act as a barrier to prevent you from burning the carpet fibers or any other item that may be near the heat of the iron.
To know that the iron and newspaper trick is working you will start to notice spots on the newspaper that will look similar to a grease stain. That image will be your clue that the wax is being removed from your carpets. When you are satisfied with the results, unplug and turn off the iron before you move on to the next step.
You want to get the hot iron out of the way to prevent burning of your carpet fibers, yourself or anyone who may pass by including children and pets. It is better safe than sorry after all. Using flammable objects (like a light) is an idea that you should definitely avoid. It is dangerous and you can find yourself running out of a burning home if things turn out badly.
Remember: you want to get your carpet cleaned, not burned.
These tips have worked great for many so you should remember that they can be worth investigating if you are ever in a situation where you or someone else has spilled a great deal of candle wax all over a perfectly good carpet or rug.