Have you ever accidentally split hot wax onto your carpet? Once it reaches your carpet, it stays there. None of the conventional methods work! Scraping it is kind of effective, but it requires a lot of time, and it may damage the carpet. Even then, a small amount of wax will stay on the carpet. To help with this issue we have come up with a list of more effective methods for removing wax from carpet.
Melt and then remove
- Wax can be easily removed when it is in liquid form. Place a towel or a paper bag on the stains.
- Heat it up with the iron. Make sure you don’t burn through the paper, so set the iron on a warm setting! Never use hot setting, or it can cause a fire, and it will certainly damage the carpet. Also make sure not to get it to hot or you can damage your carpet from the heat.
- While doing the above, each minute, move the paper towel or a bag, so the wax is exposed and wipe it with a clean towel. Repeating the procedure a few times will completely remove the wax from the carpet. The secret of this method is on the paper towel. It will absorb the liquid wax and remove it safely.
- After this, you will have to rub the area where the stain was with a carpet spray. Rubbing alcohol can be used as well.
Depending on the severity of the stain, you will have to repeat the procedure a couple of times. This method works very well with thick and gentle carpets. One of the most common mistakes that most individuals make is using a dirty paper towel that is filled with wax. In order to avoid this issue, simply replace the paper every few wipes.
Freeze and then remove
- This method is complete opposite of the one we mentioned above. Place a bag of ice on the wax and leave it for 5-10 minutes.
- Move the bag of ice and use a butter knife to scrape the wax. This is a time-consuming process, but it is very simple. The secret here is to use a knife with a serrated Be careful not to cut yourself or ruin your carpet.
- Use rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining waxy residue.
- Now apply the carpet spray on the stain and leave it there for a few minutes. Use a piece of cloth to rub it deep into the carpet. Repeat the procedure a few times, until the carpet looks perfect.
- Vacuum the area and you are done. Just in case, you can repeat the procedure a couple of times. If you have a vacuum cleaner that supports deep cleaning, try using that.
For carpets that are heat-sensitive, you should use freezing method and not the heating method.
These two methods are the only ones you will ever need. All other procedures are less effective, may damage the carpet, and require far more money and effort.