Removing Wax From Your Carpet!

Today we look at a problem that just about every homeowner has faced at some point. -Removing wax from your carpet!  The use of scented candles to create a warm, cozy and inviting environment in your home has continued to grow.  We continue to see a steady stream of requests for our carpet cleaning services to remove wax from your carpet. With that in mind I have set out to create a how to guide for the do-it-yourselfer.  There are no particular skills or cleaning products required to effectuate a complete removal of these mishaps. This is the perfect job for the homeowner who wants to save a on cleaning expenses yet enjoy clean healthy carpets.

Remove Wax in Carpet With Everyday Household Items

You will need a few items that are likely found in your home to complete the task of removing wax from your carpet.  Here is a list of things you’ll need:

  1. A clothes iron
  2. A white towel (preferably older and ready for disposal)
  3. An dull instrument of type such as a butter knife (nothing sharp)
  4. A can do attitude to get this job done like a professional!


Simple, Step-by-Step Process

Step 1. Preheat the iron to a setting that is somewhere near an 8 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the hottest setting.  You will need to saturate the towel with water being careful not to wring it out but truly leave it near sopping wet.

Step 2. Using your dull instrument go ahead and gently remove as much of the excess wax from the carpet fibers being careful not to get too aggressive such that you damage the fibers.  This will speed the process up and hopefully limit the need for more than one towel.

Step 3. Place the wet towel atop the wax spill and lay the hot iron onto the towel.  I like to double to towel or even triple it depending on the thickness to avoid overheating the carpet fibers and melting them.

Allow the iron to dwell and heat the wax and carpet fibers up good and hot.  The melted wax will draw itself into the towel and away from your carpet fibers.  

Step 4. You will likely need to rotate the towel several times to achieve full removal.  Be very careful to avoid allowing the towel to get too dry.  You literally want that towel to be VERY wet! This is the key to protecting the carpet fibers from becoming too hot. A hot towel can easily cause melting which results in permanent damage.

IMPORTANT: Take note that the towel should be free from color. Colored towels could transfer to the carpet fibers causing discoloration during the heating process.  I cannot stress this enough.

You may find it necessary to repeat the process several times depending on how much wax was left in the carpet originally.


Questions? Give Us a Call

I hope this DIY tip helps you but if you don’t feel comfortable we are more than happy to include this service along with your regular cleaning at no additional cost.  We are also available to answer any questions you might have and are happy to do so.  Please contact us at 918-279-1847 if we may be of assistance.

Remember you can also schedule your carpet cleaning appointment online as well by following this link. Thanks again for your business and your trust.  Our Tulsa Carpet Cleaning staff are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

-Daryl Brown, Dynamic Carpet Care