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HELP! I've got candle wax in my carpet!

Quite a bit of it too! How the heck do I get this stuff out? I have scrubbed and scrubbed with a wire brush to try and loosen it up some but it doesn't seem to be budging. Best part about it is that it's RED and my carpet is beige! Any tips would be appreciated!


Asked by Ctink8189 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (11)
  • Put down a towel you don't mind throwing out later and iron over the spot. Move the towel as it comes up and attaches to it.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:19 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • paper towels and an iron on low!

    Answer by gumby11883 at 8:20 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • LMAO...Girl, pick at it with your nails lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Thanks!! I will bust out the iron as soon as I get the kiddos down for bed lol

    Comment by Ctink8189 (original poster) at 8:32 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I use a brown grocery store size bag, & my iron. You want your iron just hot enough to penetrate the paper bag enough to pick up the wax. As it absorbs the wax, I move the bag to a clean spot & keep at it until it's all up. It's time consuming, but it really does work. Candle fragrances are oil based, so if you cant get it all up & out with the iron & bag method, talk to a carpet professional about what type of cleaner will remove oil based stains/substances, without damaging your carpeting. When I say "professional", I dont mean one of those outfits that clean all your carpets for $99. Good Luck!

    Answer by RubyinPA at 8:37 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Put a brown paper bag over it and iron it.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:40 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I used my curling iron cause my iron would get to hot, but I agree with what the above said.

    Answer by usdragonflies at 8:40 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I have a particular kind of cleaner I use for things that are hard to get out. Stains, etc. I order online. If you would like info. just message me.

    Answer by valos3942 at 11:30 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • try goo-gone it removes wax,nail polish, blood, ink etc

    Answer by maya123 at 11:34 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • If your blow dryer gets good and hot it will work too. The main thing is heating it up. Good Luck !

    Answer by megamamaw at 2:21 AM on Dec. 20, 2010