This article comes from The Spruce.
Remove Candle Wax From Carpet & Upholstery
Candles are romantic and lovely. They’re also practical when the electricity is out. But the wax stains they can leave behind are not lovely. The wax leaves combination stains of oil or wax and dye that require special treatment to remove from fabrics and carpet.
How to Get Candle Wax Out of Carpet and Upholstery
When candle wax hits the carpet, move as quickly as possible to get rid of the stain. Do not try to rub or wipe up the hot wax. Instead, place a few ice cubes in a plastic bag and place over the wax stain. Allow the ice to remain until the wax is completely hardened.
Use a dull knife or the edge of a credit card to scrape away the hardened wax. Use a hand vacuum or vacuum attachment to suck up the loose wax. Keep scraping gently until no more wax remains. To remove any residual wax, place several layers of white paper towels over the stain. Use a warm iron (not hot because that could melt the carpet fibers) and press over the area. The wax in the fibers will soften and the oily stain will be absorbed into the paper towels. Keep moving to a clean area of the paper towels until no more wax is transferred.
If there is a colored stain on the carpet from the dye in the candle, use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a clean white paper towel to blot the stain. You can also use hydrogen peroxide on white carpet but it should be avoided on dark carpets because it can bleach the fibers.
Follow the same tips as those for carpet to remove candle wax from upholstery. If the fabric is silk or vintage, consult a professional before treating with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide or if you need more stain removal tips.
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