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How To Remove Candle Wax From Carpet


Candle Wax


To clean candle wax from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Place a handful of ice cubes in a plastic zip lock bag.  Rest bag on candle wax until frozen.  Shatter wax and then pick or scrape it off. Vacuum up residue.

2.  Use a dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.


Candle wax on carpet is a pain to remove but you shouldn't have any problem getting it all up.  It is time consuming as you really have to work to get all the wax out of the carpet, but it can be done.  Just stick with it and don't give up.

If it has been awhile since you've had your carpet steam cleaned, then this might be a good time to have it done as it should remove any residual candle wax.  You should have your carpet steam cleaned at least once a year.  This removes oil and gunk that regular vacuuming won't pick up.  Steam cleaning will also keep your carpet looking new.  Be sure to read our general carpet care guide on our home page.