How do I remove wax from a carpet?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 05, 2017
    Put ice cubes to hardened the wax or use a warm iron with a soft white cloth.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    You can also use a hot iron over a wet towel, here are helpful suggestions for a similar question asked earlier on Discussions- http://www.hometalk.com/diy/clean/fabric/q-how-can-i-remove-clean-up-candle-wax-from-carpet--24057484

    How can I remove / clean up candle wax from carpet?

  • Smi17816818 Smi17816818 on Feb 06, 2017
    I will try this.
    Thank you. God bless you all.

    • Tina Tina on Feb 07, 2017
      Several years ago we had a guest in our home who accidentally knocked over a jar candle that had been lit all day so all the wax was melted, causing a huge spot on the carpet. We tried several of the suggestions posted here, with some success, but it was such a LARGE area of wax...we eventually gave in and contacted our homeowners insurance. They quickly paid the claim and we now have hardwood floors. Just an FYI in case you are experiencing a similar situation.

  • Jennessie Jennessie on Feb 10, 2017
    Here the FOR SURE ANSWER: Use a paper grocery bag cut open to lay it flat on spot, next take an iron, turn on (setting doesn't really matter) once heated place on top of paper and watch as the wax melts and is slowly absorbed in to the paper. WORKS EVERYTIME AND IS A LIFE SAVER!!!! Take Care

  • Jennessie Jennessie on Feb 10, 2017
    FYI DO NOT USE IRON ON CLOTHES AFTER USING IT ON THE WAX, IT MIGHT DAMAGE YOUR CLOTHES IF ANY RESIDUE REMAINS ON THE IRON!! Sorry forgot to add this with my response

  • Michele Michele on Feb 10, 2017
    Thank you!!!

  • Tina Yoder Tina Yoder on Feb 12, 2017
    let it dry scrape it with a spatula metal one.

  • Sandra Weidner Sandra Weidner on Feb 12, 2017
    We bought an old farm house years ago. The kitchen had Berber carpet and had wax on it around the cabinets, most likely from making jelly. We called in a professional carpet cleaner. He first used ice to harden and then scraped up what he could get up. then he used an iron and paper towels and finally iron and white cloth. He got it all up. just takes patience .

  • Jacx Jacx on Feb 13, 2017
    If all else fails, cut the area out and replace it from a piece from a closet, if possible. The wax may come up but the color agent may not. Red is almost impossible to remove. Good luck. Hope some of the ideas work for you.

  • Rita Rita on Feb 13, 2017
    What kind of carpet is it? If it has olefin in it, which a lot of cut and loop, low pile carpet, and berbers have, be extremely careful with a hot iron. Olefin has a low melting point. You dont want to melt your carpet along with the wax. Start out with a low temperature and test in an inconspicuous spot first.