STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Candle Wax

Candle Wax

Nothing sets the mood or is more relaxing than natural candlelight.  The beautiful flickering and natural glow can be mesmerizing and intoxicating.  Most candles are made from paraffin wax, which is a byproduct of the petroleum refining process.  The not so mesmerizing part about them is if any wax gets on your floor or wool rug.

“Remember to let the wax harden before attempting to address the stained area, using an ice cube to solidify the wax will help”

1. Equipment Needed

Ice Cubes  │  Blotter Paper or Brown Paper Bag  Clothes Iron

2. Steps 

1.

Rub an ice cube over the wax stain to solidify it.

2.

Gently remove as much of the wax from the rug as possible without tugging or pulling at the pile of the rug.

3.

Preheat the iron to permanent press.

4.

Lay the blotter paper or paper bag over the wax.

5.

Gently rub the iron over the paper in a circular motion until you see the wax start to come through the paper.

6.

When the wax has saturated an area of the paper, move the paper and repeat until all the wax has been absorbed

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