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How on earth do I get dry spilled red candle wax out of my creme colored burber carpet...PLEASE HELP!

Any ideas?

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Asked by KristeV at 9:13 PM on Jan. 14, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • 1Pick off as much wax as possible. Use a knife if it helps.

    2Chill the wax with ice to remove more of the excess. Move on to the next step once you can't get any more wax off without damaging the carpet.

    3Lay a paper bag or piece of newspaper over the carpet. Use an iron on the lowest setting to heat the wax. If you don't have an iron you can use a hair dryer. When it melts, the wax will seep into the paper and away from the carpet. Change the paper as needed until all of the wax is absorbed.

    4Apply rubbing alcohol to any areas that are stained with dye from the wax. Use a clean paper towel to wipe off the dye and wax until the towel comes off clean.

    5Rinse the area with clean water. You can use a clean, wet rag or a spray bottle.

    6Dry the carpet immediately to decrease the risk of staining. Use a fan to help speed up the process

    Answer by genagina at 9:16 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Try putting ice on it. Let it get really cold, freezing. Then, take a butter knife and scrape it as you can. May need to re-apply the ice, to keep it hard, but it should come out eventually. As for the color, you might try Oxi-Clean. Good luck, hope you get it out.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:16 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • I have heard paper bags and an iron on low...... never had to do it though

    Answer by Charis76 at 9:16 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Take a damp cloth and put over the wax. Then take your iron and put it over the cloth. Run it over the cloth for a few seconds at a time. You want the wax to get just hot enough to melt to the cloth instead.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:16 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Put a clean paper bag over the wax and iron it.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:22 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • i did the iron and wax paper years ago and i ended up burning the carpet., so be careful!

    Answer by hollieshobbie at 10:37 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

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