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How to Get Rid of Candle Wax in Carpet, Tiles and Upholstery

Unfortunately, getting candle wax out of anything doesn’t have an easy and magical solution; however, with a little bit of work and a little bit of knowledge, candle wax CAN be remove from pretty much anything.

Getting Candle Wax Out of Carpet

Picture it: you’ve prepared for a relaxing evening at home. There’s soft music playing in a room with dimmed lights, and the aroma of scented candles fills the air. You can fall into a relaxing and deep sleep. Unfortunately, you wake up to find that your candles have melted into the carpet while you slept! Don’t worry, you don’t have to replace the carpet! Simply grab a paper bag and place it over the wax, then get your iron, set it to low heat and run it a few times over the wax on the carpet. Magically, the paper will absorb the wax out of the carpet!

Getting Candle Wax Out of Fabric

If you happen to spill candle wax onto upholstery, it’s a lot more difficult to remove than other liquids, such as water. The wax will quickly harden in between the fibers, making it much more difficult to get out. Instead of throwing the fabric out because you think it is ruined, here’s an easy, two-step way to remove the candle wax. The first step is to put the fabric into the freezer for about a half hour. Once you’ve done that, take the fabric out and scrape as much of the frozen wax out as possible. The next step is to use a warm clothes iron and a paper bag to absorb the wax away from the fabric. If needed, you can also apply a little bit of laundry detergent directly to the stain and then wash it accordingly.

Getting Candle Wax Off Tiles

This is actually quite simple. The best way is to take a credit card (or similar-sized scraper) and scrape away the wax. If needed, you can apply boiling water to help loosen the wax.

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