• There is nothing quite a gut wrenching as dropping hot candle wax on a brand new carpet. However, wax is pretty easy to remove. Whether the carpet is new, or not you will need three items to remove the wax.

    •  A hot iron set to Cotton.
    •  A large white terry clothe towel that you don’t mind ruining. Do not use a colored towel.
    •  Water

    While the iron is heating up take the terry clothe towel, and immerse it in water. You want it wet not damp. Wring it out so it isn’t dripping. Once you have wrung out the towel, place it over the wax spot. Start ironing. Keep the iron moving back and forth as if you are ironing a garment. This is important because you don’t want to scorch the carpet. As the wax starts to migrate to the towel, move it around so that you have a clean spot to work with.

    It may take several minutes to completely pull the wax out. Once it has been removed take a clean portion of the towel, and brush out the carpet to lift the nap back up.

    Please note: Removing the wax may not remove colors left behind by the wax. Sometimes those colors may become permanent. The faster you act to remove wax, the less likely it is to stain the carpet permanently.

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    This is a really useful trick! I've never needed to remove wax from carpet before but if I do, I will definitely be trying this method. Thanks so much for sharing!

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