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The last thing any of us need is wax dripped on the carpet. Once it hardens, it seems impossible to remove. All is not lost though. For cleaning carpet stains made by wax, first chip off as much of the surface wax as possible, using a dull knife or paint scraper. Once that is done, place a cloth or several layers of paper towels over the wax and apply a warm iron. Iron the towel for a few minutes and then lift. The wax should now be on the cloth instead of the carpet. Remove carpet stains left behind by blotting with a vinegar, or if it doesn't come up easily, nail polish remover.
thanks my daughter was sneaky and spilled while i was not in the room and now i have wax every where
Candle wax was spilled on the carpet in my office and I was desperate to remove it because it was so ugly. I was a bit skeptical when I read your tip, but it worked GREAT! I've been telling everyone how I did it and about your website. THANK YOU for a great tip!
Nail Polish remover usually has green or pink dye and will stain a light (white) carpet.
Visit to the paint department for a small can of Actone =- this might be a better choice - if it does not melt the carpet fibers - test a corner under an air vent. Flamable.
This worked great. I had a green wax candle drip on my beige rug. I used paper towel and an iron and it worked. There is no sign of a stain.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|