How to Remove Candle Wax from Your Carpet

How to Remove Candle Wax from Your Carpet

Candles are a great addition to your home whether it’s to get cosy in winter or to fill the room with a beautiful scent. But as we know accidents happen, and candle wax can end up on your carpet.

It’s nothing to worry about though! We at 1001 are here to guide you through removing candle wax from your carpet, with the help of our trusted 1001 Carpet Stain Remover.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Things you will need

  • 1001 Carpet Stain Remover: Our highly effective stain remover is designed to tackle various carpet stains, including wax.

  • A butter knife or a spoon

  • Iron and an ironing board

  • Clean, white cotton or paper towels

  • Plastic bag

  • Vacuum cleaner

  1. Step 1: Scrape off Excess Wax

    Before you start, remove as much of the excess wax as possible. Use a butter knife or spoon to gently scrape off as much of the hardened wax as possible. Don’t be too rough as you could damage the carpet fibres.

  2. Step 2: Heat and Lift the Wax

    Place a clean cloth or paper towel over the remaining wax.

    Heat your iron to a low setting (no steam), and carefully iron the towel. The heat will cause the wax to melt and transfer onto the towel. Move the iron gently and avoid staying in one spot for too long.

    Always be cautious when using an iron to avoid burns or damage to your carpet.

  3. Step 3: Repeating the Process

    As the wax begins to transfer to the towel, replace it with a clean area of the towel. Continue this process until you have removed as much wax as possible.

    If the wax stain is stubborn, you may need to repeat this step using more than one towel.

  4. Step 4: Apply 1001 Carpet Stain Remover

    After removing most of the wax, it’s time to treat any remaining stain. Spray 1001 Carpet Stain Remover directly onto the affected area. Allow it to sit for no more than 5 minutes and be careful not to overwet the area.

    1001 Carpet Stain Remover
  5. Step 5: Massage and Clean

    Dab the stained area with a clean dry cloth or paper towel. Press and massage gently to absorb the stain remover and the loosened wax.

    dry cloth
  6. Step 6: Vacuum the Carpet

    Once the stain is mostly removed, leave the area to dry and then vacuum the carpet.

    Vacuum after use

Evaluate and Repeat if Necessary

If any wax or staining remains you can repeat the process if needed.

We always recommend using one of our Carpet Fresh Scents when you remove stains to leave your room smelling amazing, discover our Carpet Fresh range.

Keep our trusted carpet care products on hand for any future carpet cleaning needs, and your carpets will stay beautiful and stain-free. 

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is for general guidance only. Individual carpet types and stains may require different cleaning methods. Always follow the care instructions provided by your carpet manufacturer and test any cleaning products in a hidden area before using them on the stained area.