How to remove melted candle wax from carpet?

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 10, 2017
  • Gypzi Gypzi on Mar 10, 2017
    Trust me on this. Get a brown paper bag and your iron. Tear off a piece of the brown paper and place it over the dried wax. Gently run your warm iron (doesn't have to be super hot) over the paper and the wax will melt and absorb into the paper as you press. Move the paper as it gets all waxy to a fresh spot or grap another piece until all the wax is absorbed. I've done this many times and it even works on clothes! Good luck.
  • Kate Pigula Kate Pigula on Mar 12, 2017
    I have done this with a couple of sheets of paper towel. It seems to absorb more wax. It really is a good idea.
  • Pam Pam on Mar 13, 2017
    I can't believe the suggestions using an iron! You may have a nylon or some man-made material in your carpet which would have a very low melting point. I use ice to harden the wax on any surface and then scrape it off. If it's clothing or carpet you can use a metal pancake turner out of your kitchen to scrape it. If it's a solid surface use a plastic putty knife. If you don't have a putty knife, grab an extra plastic spoon the next time you go to Wendy's. From my experience they provide plastic ware that is very sturdy and should work fine. (Melting the wax is going to allow it to seep down into the carpet backing and pad and be a dust and dirt magnet.)
  • Lyn Buerger Lyn Buerger on Mar 13, 2017
    Use ice first so you can get it to harden and break off in clumps. Cat particles so they do not go deeper into the carpet. Anything to melt or dissolve the wax will allow it to embed into the fibers; use solvent/heat as last resort. WD40 is also good at getting things to turn loose.
  • Deborah Giovannangelo Deborah Giovannangelo on Mar 13, 2017
    A hair dryer and viniger after you blt up the melted wax .
  • Rethea Tolley Rethea Tolley on Mar 15, 2017
    use an iron and paper towels put paper towels on the wax and then put the iron on towels keep moving the paper towel and changing them when they get dirty us a the iron should be fairly warm ... just be carful not to melt the carpet or what ever the wax is on