How to remove waxstain from oriental carpet?

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  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 17, 2017
    If you mean REMOVE a wax stain, here's how: Fold a paper towel a few times into a pad and iron it with a hot iron (NO STEAM!). Keep ironing until the wax transfers from the carpet onto the paper towel. Keep changing the paper towels until all of the wax is up.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 18, 2017
    Good suggestion from Fiddlehead. Do you know the fibre content of the carpet? If it is cotton, it can take the high heat of an iron. If there is any silk, polyester, or nylon, be careful with the heat of the iron, even through the paper towel, as it might cause melting, or singeing, or scorching. Try the method with a low heat iron to begin with, not really high, and gradually increase the heat to the lowest that seems effective in removing the wax.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 18, 2017
    After you have removed the wax, sometimes there is a color stain left like the red from a red candle. Is that the stain you mean? If so, try progressively stronger methods to remove it. Test the removal product in an inconspicuous corner of the carpet first. I'd use hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, then a bleach/water mix to try to get rid of the color stain.

  • Mal10133510 Mal10133510 on Dec 18, 2017
    Thank you!!

  • Megan Marie McCabe Megan Marie McCabe on Dec 19, 2017
    Instead of a paper towel use an old bath towel. It will absorb more of the wax and help protect the carpet underneath. Unfortunately, I’ve had to do this a few times  Good luck

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 19, 2017
    You bet!