Wax On Carpet

If the wax is clear it is not as hard as you might think.

  • The first thing you need to do is remove as much of the hardened wax as you can. A butter or putty knife works well for this but you can use anything with a dull blade. Scrape up what you can and vacuum the debris.
  • Next place a clean white cloth, paper bag or paper towel over the wax. Run a warm iron over the cloth until the wax melts. A hot hair dryer can also be used.
  • Once the wax is melted, it should adhere to the cloth. Lift the cloth and the wax should lift with it. Use only a white terry cloth so there is no other color transfer.

It should be noted that if the wax is colored, it may stain your carpet. Anytime you apply heat to a stain, it causes the stain to lock into the fibers leaving you with a permanent reminder of your clumsiness. It’s for this reason you should use a warm iron only.

If you’re left with a stain once the wax is removed, you’ll have to contend with that as well. Usually the remaining stain will be dye related.  The best course of action would be to find an IICRC certified carpet cleaner

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