- When removing candle wax, act fast. To freeze the stain, use a bag filled with water and ice to press on top. The wax will be much easier to remove when frozen.
- If you choose to iron over the area with a tea towel, be sure not to let the iron come into direct contact with the carpet.
- Always keep an eye on your candles to prevent too much wax spilling onto the carpet in the first place.
Any interior designer will know that there’s no better way to set the mood than by lighting a few candles. From scented tealights to statement pillars and floating centrepieces, there’s an endless range of candles to choose from, and no occasion would be complete without the light of their warm glow. However, any homeowner or romantic will also know that removing candle wax is a lot easier said than done, and learning how to clean candle wax is as essential to keeping your home stylish as the design of the room itself.
Removing candle wax
Why is candle wax so hard to remove? Candles are so brilliant at softening the mood that they also have the unfortunate tendency of softening themselves, which inevitably leads to wax spillage. Whilst melted wax may look rather beautiful on your candlesticks, once it melts into your carpet, wax can be more than tricky to remove – and a whole lot less appealing to the eye.
But don’t panic. If you act fast, then things don’t have to be so gloomy. Whether you’re at home with a loved one or hosting a dinner party for friends, here’s how to remove candle wax from your carpet without removing that all-important atmosphere:
- For the final finish, spray a touch of scented carpet freshener to the affected area, after having tested it on a small inconspicuous area first.
Spilled something else on your carpet? We've got you covered for that, too.
So, that’s five simple steps to keep your carpet in tip-top condition – because even if you’ve ruined the mood, you don’t have to ruin your carpet. Time to turn down the lights and turn up the atmosphere.