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HOW TO REMOVE WAX FROM CARPET
Supplies you will need:
- A butter knife
- Several ice cubes
- A ziploc bag
- A vacuum cleaner
- Three or four brown paper bags cut in pieces to cover the spill
- A clothes iron
- Rubbing alcohol
- Several white kitchen towels
- Clear household ammonia
Step 1: Remove the obvious wax. Using the table knife, pry up as much of the wax as you can. Next, place a few ice cubes in the plastic bag and set this over the stain to harden any remaining wax. Wait a couple of minutes, then remove the ice pack and use the knife to pry up any additional hardened wax you see.
Step 2: Vacuum the spot. Use the upholstery attachment to do this, don’t use the beater bar on the wax. Try to work vacuum under the wax in every direction to lift and suck away as much additional wax as possible.
Step 3: Melt the remaining wax. Turn the iron on to its lowest setting without steam. Place a piece of the brown paper bag completely over the wax. Run the iron over the paper, keeping the iron it moving. Stop as soon as you begin to see wax seep into the paper. Change to a clean paper and repeat until no more wax lifts up.
Step 4: Repeat the above steps. There is probably still some remaining wax that has now melted, so harden it with the ice and try to scrape it away, then vacuum the area again.
Step 5: Get rid of the stain. Chances are, the wax was colored. So even though the wax is gone, the stain isn’t. To get rid of it, pour a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol on one of the white towels. Dab at the stain. DO NOT RUB. Do NOT soak the area, because rubbing alcohol can ruin the glue that keeps your carpet fibers attached to the backing. You will need to change cloths repeatedly as the wax coloring transfers from your carpet to the cloth.
Step 6: Is the stain STILL there? Open the windows, then lightly dampen a cloth with the clear household ammonia. Open the windows for ventilation. Turn your iron’s steam setting on. Place a clean white cloth over the spot and run the iron over it. Be sure to keep the iron in constant motion. After a few passes, you’ll see the stain transfer to the cloth. Change cloths. Repeat until the stain is gone.
Step 7: Finish the job. Dampen yet another white cloth with water and dab at the area to lift away the ammonia. Let it dry. Once the area is completely dry, vacuum it to lift the nap.
Now, as you can tell, it’s a lot of work to remove wax from carpet. So if you need more information or help with Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Wax From Carpet in Gilbert, AZ please contact us at 480-450-5871.