Remove Wax

How to safely remove wax from carpets, rugs and furniture.

Wax can be removed from most carpets relatively safely and easily.  It will take a little time and patience, but a regular household iron and paper towels should do the trick.


1. Start by setting the iron to a medium setting that is just high enough to melt the wax, but not hot so hot that it can melt or scorch the carpet.


2. When the iron is ready,  place a paper towel that is folded in half directly over the wax, then place the iron over the paper towel.  The wax will melt and absorb into the paper towel.  If necessary, adjust the heat setting on the iron and watch carefully to avoid damaging the carpet.

3. Simply repeat this procedure until all of the wax is completely absorbed. If you’re worried about starting a fire or scorching the carpeting, you can dampen the paper towel slightly before you place the iron on it.

The same technique can be used to remove wax from upholstery and other fabrics, but you must be extra careful not to burn or damage it.

2 thoughts on “Remove Wax

  1. Our church held a lovely candlelight service that wasn’t exactly a blessing to our carpets. Thanks to this article and willing volunteers, our carpets look good again.

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