Candle Wax Stain

How To Get Candle Wax Out Of Upholstery

Step 1: Scrape off the excess wax with a blunt knife – If the wax is still soft, and has not yet hardened, you can make it brittle by putting some ice into a plastic bag and placing this on the soft wax.
Advisory Note: Be careful with this candle wax stain removal method that the ice does not get a lot of condensation on it which can wet the upholstery and make it more difficult to remove the candle wax stains.
Step 2: For the wax stain still remaining after you have scraped off the wax take a clean white cloth and blot the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent, like ‘K2r‘, if available; alternatively try using either surgical or white (paint) spirit/turpentine.
Helpful Hint: Test any solvents on an inconspicuous area of the upholstery to make sure it is safe to continue.
Step 3: Next, blot at the stain until the solvent is absorbed.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until the stains are removed from the upholstery.

Step 5: Flush the area with clean water and blot dry.

How To Get Candle Wax Out Of Carpet

The steps for getting candle wax stains out of carpet are the same as for upholstery.
As an alternative, you can also try a warm iron to remove additional candle wax after you have scraped off as much as possible. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: After scraping off as much wax as possible from the carpet cover the stained area with a clean white cloth.
Step 2: Use the tip of the warm iron to press on the cloth, where the stain is, to transfer the wax from the carpet to the cloth.
Step 3: Replace or move the cloth frequently, being careful not to spread the stain further if you choose to move the cloth around.
Advisory Note: Before using the iron on your carpet, test it with the cloth, in an inconspicuous area. Some carpets made of man-made fibers can melt, even at low temperatures, and you would do more harm than good!

If you require assistance with a particular Stain, please contact us at Acleanerplace by telephoning: 01786 817401 / 07934 557188, or by emailing or via our Contacts page. Alternatively, we are available on Facebook and Twitter.

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