How to Get Wax Out of Carpet in a Few Simple Steps

If your Valentine's Day or romantic evening didn't go as planned and wax ended up on your carpet, don't panic. I have found a way to get wax out of carpet the easy way. Read on to see how to get wax out of carpet with two tools. But first, allow the wax to dry fully before starting.

Candle wax dripped onto carpet
Wax on carpet
Letting the wax dry

Tools and materials

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Packing paper or paper towel
  • Iron
Paper bag
Covering the stain with a paper bag

1. Cover the stain

Place the paper bag over the wax stain on the carpet.

Applying heat with an iron

2. Apply heat

Set the iron to medium heat. Iron the paper bag over the stain in short, quick strokes. Lift the bag every few seconds to allow the wax to transfer onto the paper. Avoid leaving the iron in one place for too long to prevent damaging the carpet.

Moving the iron over the paper bag
Lifted wax
Repeating the process

3. Repeat as necessary

Continue moving the paper bag and ironing in this manner until all the wax has been lifted off the carpet and transferred to the paper. Once the stain is completely removed, you'll notice the paper bag is now covered in wax, effectively saving your carpet.

Cleaning up the bag
Clean iron

4. Clean up

Dispose of the paper bag with the wax residue, and ensure your iron is free from any wax remnants.

How to get wax out of carpet

How to get wax out of carpet

I hope you agree this is an easy way to get wax out of a carpet. By following these steps I have successfully removed wax from my carpet and protected my iron in the process. Let me know in the comments if it works for you.

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