Candles are widely used today to create a pleasant indoor atmosphere, for aromatherapy, or just as a decoration. They create comfort and make your home a more beautiful and cozy place for you and your family. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen with dripping wax. Here is a quick and easy method for removing wax from carpets without harming the fabric.
All you need for removing wax from your carpet is paper towels and an iron. To achieve the best results it is recommended that you use a highly absorbent paper towel. It is also important that you use only white towels as dyes may bleed onto the carpet when exposed to the heat of the iron.
Before you begin the wax cleaning process, remove any excess wax from the carpet by using a brush or a butter knife. Be careful not to damage the fiber of the carpet. Once you have done that, there are three simple steps to follow.
Firstly, turn the iron on to the lowest setting possible.
Once the iron heats up, place a paper towel over the wax spot and then carefully apply the warm iron to the paper towel. Very shortly, the wax should begin to melt and the paper towel will absorb it. Be careful not to set the temperature of the iron any higher than the warm setting as this may result in damaging the synthetic fibers of the carpets. Do not let the iron touch the carpet as it may burn the fibers.
Repeat these instructions carefully until all of the wax is gone. You may need to use several paper towels if you have to deal with a large spot. This process can take time, so be patient and do not rush it.
This wax removing method should work effectively I most cases. However, if it is a very stubborn spill, you may reach a point where you have absorbed all of the wax you can and you can still notice some wax residue on the carpet. In such cases, you may try to re-harden the melted wax by applying an ice cube to the stain. You have to be very careful if you need to do this, as some dyes may fade when water is applied. The best thing to do is to get in touch with your manufacturer if in doubt.
If you still have some wax and the stain has not entirely disappeared from your carpet after the application of these steps, you may consider calling professional carpet cleaners to deal with the stain removal. Make sure that you use a reputable carpet cleaning company and check specifically whether their carpet cleaners are trained to handle wax removal among the other carpet cleaning services.
Contacting a professional carpet cleaning company before you start performing this wax stain removal method is advisable even if only for an advice. Some types of carpet fibers are more delicate and you may easily damage them if not taking all precautions. If you are dealing with wax removal from antique, silk or part silk rugs for example, it is recommended that you call for professional rug cleaning services.