Candle Wax Removal

Okay, so you’ve just knocked over the candle which has been burning for a few hours and now their is a pool of candle wax sitting on your carpet. Don’t worry, its not all that bad. Wax is actually quite easy to remove. The real problem isn’t the wax, its the dye in the candle. Sometimes it will remain after the wax is removed. If that happens, you will want to contact a carpet cleaning professional to remove the dye. Lets go over how to remove it.

What you’ll need.

First off, you will need a couple of 100% cotton terry cloth towels. You should be able to find these at the grocery store for about a dollar a piece. Next you need a dull instrument to scrape with. A spoon will work. Finally, you need a steam iron.

Step One
First you want to scrape up as much wax as possible off of the surface. Do not get too aggressive here. You just want to gently remove as much as you can, you don’t want to tear up your carpeting.

Step Two
Take your terry cloth towels and soak them with water. Wring them out so that they are just damp. Now take your steam iron and set it on the lowest steam setting. Be careful not to place the iron on the carpet as it will melt very quickly.

Step Three
Place the damp towel over the wax. Now take the steam iron and place it over the towel. Keep the iron moving and don’t let it dwell in one place for too long. Make sure that the towel stays between the iron and the carpet at all times. You don’t want to burn your carpet. The candle wax should melt quickly. When the towel is full of wax, replace it with a fresh damp one. Repeat this process until all of the wax has been removed.

Never allow the iron to come into direct contact with the carpet.
Do not leave the iron resting in one place.
Make sure the towel stays damp.

If you do not feel comfortable with this procedure, contact a professional for removal of the candle wax. A carpet cleaning company can perform this service for you for a reasonable charge.