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:
How to remove candle wax from carpet
- Dig out a thick plastic bag and fill with water to check for any holes and leaks. Supermarket shoppers are fine to use, but it’s important the bag is fully waterproof, as any moisture will make the wax harder to remove. A re-sealable plastic bag is best. Fill the bag with ice and press on top of the stain to harden.