If you use makeup or candles in your house, be ready for a wax mess on your carpet. While wax is not the most difficult type of stain, you still need to remove it as soon as possible. Setting your iron at a relatively low setting can get off the wax in no time. But what if you are looking for other methods on how to remove wax from carpet without an iron?
How to Remove Wax from Carpet Without an Iron
While kool aid and tomato sauce stains are difficult to remove, wax is a little easier to handle. Lucky for you, there are several ways to deal with wax stains without involving an iron. This post is dedicated to two methods of removing wax from your carpet without the need of iron. These are tested and proven methods that you can do at home.
- Start by scraping the wax using a butter knife. The wax should be dry and hard.
- There will be some loose particles left on the carpet. Use a vacuum to get rid of them. If you are still seeing lumps of wax on the carpet, keep scraping with the butter knife. Again, blow the loose particles with a vacuum.
- Place a damp clean towel to cover the entire area of the stain.
- Get a hair dryer and set it a low temperature. Place it over the damp towel. The remaining wax should melt and be absorbed into the towel. If the temperature is too low, set at medium.
- Repeat the heating step until all the wax is absorbed into the towel. You can use another towel if there is still wax on the carpet.
- Similar to removing oil stains, you can use rubbing alcohol, or a carpet cleaning detergent, to clean the area where the stain was. Use a spoon to spread the soap. When you are satisfied with cleaning, use a clean dry towel to dry the area.
- Leave your carpet to dry.
What about those who do not have a hair dryer or any appliance to heat the wax? Thankfully to the wave of DIY, almost everything is possible. Here is a method that will help you remove wax from carpet. However, it is only helpful when the stain is small.
- Get a zipped plastic bag and put in ice cubes. Zip it and inspect if there are any piercings. Place it over the stain.
- Press the plastic bag a little harder onto the stain. This works to harden the wax, while at the same time not getting the carpet wet.
- Remove the plastic bag and scrape the wax with an old blunt knife. Make sure everything is dry and hard. Be gentle with the knife so that you do not harm the fabric,
- Vacuum the area to remove any wax chunks on the carpet
- Use regular detergent to damp the affected area. Absorb the moisture with a clean towel and let it dry your carpet.
Cleaning your carpet by hand is not always easy, and can be more time consuming when dealing with stains. There are two different methods on how to remove wax from carpet without an iron. Keep in mind there are different types of carpet, so one may work better than the other for your carpeting. Which one works best for you? Pick your favorite and keep your rug as good as new.