How to Remove Candle Wax From Carpet

How to Remove Candle Wax From Carpet
Wax (Candle and/or Paraffin)

  • On nylon carpet only place a white towel on the area. Heat an iron to medium and set on the towel for thirty seconds. Move the towel as needed. CAUTION: This procedure can damage the carpet if not done very cautiously.
  • If unable to use the above hot iron technique blot with an Acetone-based nail polish remover. Blot with odorless mineral spirits or alcohol on a white towel. Do not pour directly on the carpet or you will destroy the latex glue holding the primary and secondary backing together. Blot with a solution of 1 teaspoon maximum of liquid HAND dish washing detergent per cup of lukewarm water. Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of water. Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel. Blot dry with a dry WHITE absorbent towel.
  • If you are unsure of the type of carpet you have, or if you would like a professional to remove the wax, then call us at (509) 582-9121.

Remember to pre-test any cleaning solutions in a inconspicuous area to check for bleaching or damage to the fibers.