With a lot of candles being burned as the season gets colder, at one point or another you are bound to get candle wax in your carpet. While it seems daunting, with a little work you can successfully get candle wax out of your carpet without damaging your carpet. Here’s how I got a huge candle wax stain (courtesy of my cat’s curiosity with my candle warmer) out of my carpet successfully.
The first thing you should do is use a spoon or fork to scoop up and lift out as much as the cooling wax as you can. I used a small spoon to scoop up as much of the quickly cooling wax as I could. This way, you have less of a mess to pick up later as you move on to further steps.
I then put ice cubes on the remaining wax to harden it, so I could use my fingers (and a fork) to flick out more of the wax. Once it became too hard to scoop up the goopy wax with a spoon, I applied the ice cubes to the remainder and once it hardened a majority of what was left was easily picked off with a fork. I can thank my best friend for this piece of advice.
The hard part for me that came next was ironing out the rest of the wax. My best friend told me to take paper and place it over the hard stain and then use an iron to heat and lift the rest of the stain. I set the iron on low and used a total of 7 sheets of paper to gently make the wax melt and stick to the paper.This makes a lot of the color and oil come out too.
Finally, to get rid of the remaining oils and color of the wax, I took my ever useful vinegar and water spray (equal parts of each) and liberally doused the spot where the wax had been poured on my carpet. The vinegar breaks down the oils and the dyes in the candle and with a paper towel (or a dozen) I was able to gently blot out the remainder of what was left of my cat’s candle adventure. After my carpet dried, it looked like nothing had ever happened, and I now keep my candle warmer on a higher shelf to avoid this candle wax mishap from happening again.
my best friend’s advice