Nothing ruins the holiday spirit like spilled wax which can be one of the most difficult stains to remove from your carpet or upholstery. Don’t panic yet! Here are some easy-to-follow steps for removing wax from carpet.
1. Collect your Materials
To make things easier, gather all the materials you’ll need including:
- a bag of ice
- a towel
- a butter knife
- an iron
- a brown paper bag
- carpet cleaner
- a second towel
- a vacuum
2. Freeze the Wax
Place a bag of ice over the wax, covering it completely. Wait for a few minutes until the wax is as cold as possible. Freezing the wax will stop it from further melting into the carpet, and will allow you to remove the wax in larger portions at a time.
3. Scrape the Wax
Now that the wax is frozen solid, it is time to scrape off as much of it as possible. Use a butter knife to lift the wax, separating it from the carpet. This will make it easier to soak up the remaining wax. Once you have removed as much of the wax as possible it is time to move on to Step 4.
4. Heat the Wax to Remove
Now it’s time to reheat the wax and remove the remnants. Turn your iron on to a low temperature. To protect your carpet fibers from melting, it is crucial that the iron is not too hot. For best results avoid using a steam setting as well.
Place the brown paper bag over the remaining wax and rub the iron over the bag. The wax will melt and stick to the brown paper bag, leaving very little wax remaining on your carpet!
5. Clean the Carpet
Now the wax should be practically removed from your carpet! There is most likely a mess, so it is best to bring out your carpet cleaning products and second towel. Blot the stain until it is gone.
6. Vacuum the Carpet
You are almost done! Wait for the carpet to dry completely in order to pick up any remaining particles and avoid making your vacuum smell. Lastly, use your vacuum to remove any remaining wax from the carpet.
7. Seek Professional Assistance
In order to achieve the best results for removing wax from carpet, seek out a professional carpet cleaning service. Professional care is the only way to ensure a deeper clean, fast drying carpets, and a healthier home for your family.
DIY carpet cleaning hacks only go so far. Seeking help from a professional carpet cleaner will get your carpets deeply cleaned and remove any stains. Check out Alamo Chem-Dry’s professional carpet cleaning service to get your home cleaner than ever!