This simple cleaning tip will show you how to clean candle wax when it accidentally spills on your carpet and walls.
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A Candle Wax Mess
One of my favorite ways to have a house that smells great is to use a wax warmer with delicious smelling wax melts. I usually keep my wax burner on the kitchen counter, but I decided to try putting it in my living room on a side table that I didn’t think got much use.
Unfortunately, within days of putting it there, it got knocked over, and melted candle wax spilled all over the wall and the carpet.
After my initial freak out, I wondered just how I would ever remove this candle wax – it was on there pretty good. I tried a few different things –
Attempt 1 – First, I got a kitchen sponge, but I realized real quick that the wax would not simply “wipe up”.
Attempt 2 – I started scraping the wax along the wall with my fingernails and a plastic fork. I never realized how much I hate textured walls!
Attempt 3 – In desperation, my husband handed me a lighter to try melting the wax off the wall without catching the carpet on fire. (And to think, this very month I am teaching my preschoolers about fire safety! HA!)
Attempt 4 – I googled “How to Clean Spilled Wax”, and found an idea that worked! You’re not going to believe just how easy this is to clean up. Spoiler alert, my husband was actually on to something when he handed me the lighter. Everyone should know this trick! Here’s how to do it.
Items You’ll Need
- Paper Lunch Bags (you’ll need several of them depending on the size of the spill)
How To Remove Wax from your Wall & Carpet
Cover – Place the paper bag over the spilled wax.
Warm – Turn the iron onto the lowest setting and begin to “iron” the bag. You’ll want to keep the iron moving consistently. In just a few seconds, the wax will begin to be absorbed by the paper bag!
Again – Repeat the process until you have removed all of the wax from the wall or carpet.
This method worked for the carpet and the wall and it took no time at all! It was amazing to watch, and it kept me and Leah entertained and amused the entire time. Apparently, it works for all surfaces and fabrics! Sweet!
So if you’ve ever wondered how to easily clean candle wax that has spilt all over the carpet, you’re welcome.:)
- You can find anything on the internet and it’s fantastic.
- Keep your wax burner and candles off the carpet.
- I am a little obsessed with innovative ways to clean, it might become a problem!
More Easy Cleaning Ideas
- How To Clean The Oven Glass
- Tips For Cleaning The Microwave
- How To Get Your Washing Machine Clean
- How To Easily Clean Your Vents
- Tips For Cleaning A Refrigerator
Did anyone else not know this or was it just news to me?
This idea was originally featured on Somewhat Simple in April of 2009