How can I take candle wax from a carpet?

  12 answers
  • Gri22228320 Gri22228320 on May 15, 2017
    Have you tried rubbing with an ice cube to solidify the wax which can then be scraped off? Not tried this solution myself, but read the tip somewhere.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2017
    Apply ice cubes to harden enough to scrape off or use a brown paper bag and apply a warm iron .
  • Danielle Gleason Illich Danielle Gleason Illich on May 15, 2017
    try using a hairdryer to soften it and a paper towel to absorb it as it heats:)
  • Slew Dee Slew Dee on May 15, 2017
    You've likely scraped up the bulk of the loose stuff. You're goung to want to heat and wick up the remainder. Try a low temp iron and an old washcloth. Put the dry washcloth on the wax area and apply the heat.
    • Ruth E. Porter Ruth E. Porter on May 15, 2017
      Take caution if there is any nylon in carpet. Iron can melt the fibers. Go with the hair dryer method already noted.
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 15, 2017
    Use a butter knife to scrape off all the hard chunks and remove them . Then grab your trusty iron and a roll of paper towels because you're going to need a few. No steam BTW! Just heat and when an area of the paper towel gets saturated with wax ,rotate to a clean or dry area. Repeat until all the wax is gone . Deep breathing and patience recommended.
  • Angela Angela on May 15, 2017
    if you can locate a brown paper bag it will soak up the melted wax when ironed really well.
  • Gwen Cornwell Brack Gwen Cornwell Brack on May 15, 2017
    Scrape off what you can, then put an old white washcloth or rag over the spill, and use a iron on top of that, The wax will transfer to the rag. It wi;; tale several times, so be sure to rotate the rag to a clean spot. I've done this and had good results.
  • Janine Janine on May 15, 2017
    I spilled a whole wax melter on my carpet and used brown paper bags and an iron. It worked like a charm!
  • Kim P Guyer Kim P Guyer on May 15, 2017
    I spilled a whole candle of melted wax on my carpet. I used a damp washcloth and "ironed" the wax with medium heat. the wax will stick to the washcloth
  • Slew Dee Slew Dee on May 15, 2017
    My hair dryer doesnt heat up enough to melt. You could try a steamer as well. The low temp iron worked to lift red candle out of cream carpet here.
  • Kim Swain Kim Swain on May 15, 2017
    Use brown paper bags and iron to pull it up out of the carpet
  • Dix7509189 Dix7509189 on May 15, 2017