The Easiest Way to Get Wax Out of Carpet -- and It's with an Ice Pack

The secret to removing wax from carpet lies within your freezer. Learn how to get wax out of carpet the right way with this easy trick.

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Candles provide ambiance and make rooms smell amazing, but a wax spill on carpet and rugs can be a headache. Use an ice pack to remove wax from carpet quickly, easily, and with minimal mess.

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Natural-Fiber Carpet

To remove wax from natural-fiber carpet, rub an ice pack on wax until it hardens. Shatter the wax, then vacuum up the pieces. Treat the spot with a consumer dry-cleaning solvent, according to the manufacturer instructions, then blot-dry. Dab with a warm, damp cloth, then blot-dry. 

Synthetic Carpet

To remove wax from synthetic carpet, rub an ice pack on the wax until it hardens. Shatter the wax, then vacuum up the pieces. Treat the spot with a consumer dry-cleaning solvent, according to the manufacturer instructions, then blot-dry. Dab with a warm, damp cloth, then blot-dry. Repeat if necessary.

How to Treat Other Carpet Stains

To stop a could-be stain in its tracks, immediately remove the excess. Apply a cleaning agent and let sit for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overwet the spot. Last, gently blot the stain, starting from the outside in. Get the full how-to and other tips here.

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