As many Yankee Candle fans will know, candle wax spillages are inevitable, especially if you enjoy changing fragrances in your wax burner. Sometimes they can be removed easily from a hard surfaces, but quite often there will come a moment in every Yankee Candle owner's life when coloured wax is spilled onto carpet. This can be devastating, but before you decide to cover up the stain or replace the carpet entirely, take a look at our step by step guide to removing candle wax from carpet that will make it look good as new.

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What You Will Need?

  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1 x Butter Knife
  • 1 x Vacuum Cleaner with upholstery attachment (optional)
  • 1 x Iron
Step 1: Remove The Surface Wax

Using the butter knife, carefully lift off as much wax as you can with a soft scraping motion. This will help you access any wax that has worked its way into the fibres.

Step 2: Vacuum Up The Wax

Using your vacuum cleaner, hoover up all of the wax. If there is still some surface wax showing that you think can still be easily removed, repeat Step 1 and vacuum the spot again. If you have an upholstery cleaner attachment use this to get deep into the fibres.

Step 3: Heat The Wax

Place your damp cleaning cloth over the wax and iron over the top. This will melt the remaining wax and allow it to soak into the cloth. Repeat using a clean cloth each time until all of the wax has soaked into the cloth making removing the wax from carpet much easier.

Step 4: Remove The Stain

After all of the wax is removed it's time to get rid of the stain that is left behind. To get rid of this, place a little rubbing alcohol onto a cloth and work it into the stain. Make sure you don't soak the area as this can damage your carpet. Dab until all of the stain has removed.

Step 5: Leave To Dry
Leave the carpet to dry and then vacuum over the spot for a final time. This will help to fluff up the fibres and make your carpet look good as new.

And there you have it, an easy to follow guide on how to remove candle wax from carpet.

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Post By Lauren Smith