How to Get Candle Wax out of the Carpet?

While creating your scented wax candles, have you messed up with your new plush carpet? Well, we understand that your carpet would be in awful condition by now. 

Are you thinking of buying a new carpet? Before finalizing this decision, you can go through this guide and find the complete process of removing the candle wax out of your carpet.

Method 1: Melt the Wax:

Melting the wax and taking it off from your carpet is the best solution to employ if you have smaller chunks of candle wax on your rugs. Go through the complete process below:

What will you need?

The list of equipment required for taking the wax out of the carpet is not very long. All you need is a heavy-duty carpet cleaner. You can buy your own or borrow it from a friend for one-time usage.

Step 1: Scrape of the hardened wax:

Once you have spilled the candle wax on your carpet, it will harden in some time. So, here is what you can do:

  1. Get a butter knife for scraping the wax off the carpet.
  2. Scrub it off nicely so you won’t destroy the fibers of your carpet
  3. Vacuum your carpet from that specific area.
  4. Use the knife-edges again to remove any remaining scraps

Step 2: Dampen the carpet:

Even after scraping off the wax, you’ll still find traces of wax on the carpet. To remove those tiny particles, you’ll have to perform this step.

  1. Take a wet white cloth, preferably a towel.
  2. Put it on the area with wax.
  3. Use an iron to heat the wax so it can be removed.
  4. Set the temperature of the iron to high. Place the iron on the towel for 10 seconds and move it back and forth. With the hot iron, all the residual wax will stick to the towel, leaving your carpet clean.
  5. You can even keep the iron on the towel for 30 seconds if the stain is deep. In case your towel or cloth dries out with heat, you can wet it again for usage. You can repeat this process till the time every bit of wax is out of your carpet.
  6. You might have to replace the towel if it gets too sticky. Otherwise, you can use the same towel till everything is done.

Step 3: Spray the carpet cleaning solution:

If the wax stain is tough or your carpet still looks dirty, you can use the carpet cleaning liquid over it. Spray this solution onto the carpet and let it dry.

Upon drying, the specific area will change its color. Now you’ll have to scrub it with a spoon.

For sure, you’ll require multiple spoon scrubbings to get the entire stain out. While doing so, take a few breaks and dab dry the carpet to see if the solution is working.

You are done!

An interesting thing about this method is that you can use this technique step-by-step to get the desired result or can apply any of the steps that you consider the most effective in your case to bring you back to your perfect carpet.

Method 2: Freeze the Wax:

You can even use the freezing methodology to take the melted wax out of your carpet. Just like the previous method, the mechanism isn’t complex, and you can easily manage it by following the procedure below:

Step 1: Get all the material you need:

To get started with this method, you’ll need the following:

  1. Ice pack
  2. Paper towel
  3. Iron
  4. Butter knife
  5. Vacuum

Step 2: Freeze the wax:

You’ll have to freeze the wax using the ice pack. Warp the ice cubes or ice packs in a plastic bag so that your wax doesn’t get wet. However, the icepack will freeze it, and you’ll be able to remove it with greater ease.

Step 3: Scrape the wax:

When your wax freezes, you’ll be able to take it out of your carpet with greater ease. There is a high probability that you’ll be able to remove the entire wax spot using the knife. If that is so, you can move to step 5.

Step 4: Prepare and iron the stain:

Put a paper towel on the top of the stain. Use an iron to melt the wax. Keep the temperature low so that your carpet’s fibers won’t melt.

Reposition the carpet to get the fresh piece over the carpet stain to absorb the residual wax.

Step 5: Clean the carpet:

Use a clean white cloth to remove the extra wax from the carpet. Dampen the towel to clear all the wax.

Step 6: Vacuum the carpet:

Wait for the carpet to dry, and then vacuum the entire area to make it look just like the new.

Method 3 - Use vinegar:

One of the traditional methods you can use for removing the candle wax from the carpet is the use of vinegar.

  1. To use this method, all you have to do is:
  2. Add 1/4th cup of vinegar in 3/4th cup of water to make a solution.
  3. Pour this solution over the candle wax that has destroyed your carpet.
  4. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  5. Rub it with a cloth, and the candle wax will remove.

Method 4: Get help from the commercial learners:

If none of the DIY carpet cleaning solutions works for you, you can move on to professional carpet cleaners.

  1. Find the best carpet cleaning company.
  2. Share your problem with them.
  3. Get a quote
  4. Set an appointment
  5. Get your carpet cleaned from candle wax and other dirt particles.

Summing Up:

By employing any of these methods, you can get your clean carpet back. A bit of effort can save your energy, money, and other resources. So, try these techniques today if you have a candle wax stain on your carpet.

Also Read: How to Make a Candlewick?