How To Remove Scented Wax From Carpet And Walls
Those scented candle wax warmers can be a real pain!
Right before leaving for work this morning, this happened...
Stella was wagging her tail and smacked the bright blue wax all over the wall and carpet. It was MY fault for plugging it in so low to the ground but now I need to figure out how to clean it up.
This happened at my last apartment and I couldn't get the stain out of the white paint. I had to scrape it off with a drywall scraper but the wall was still stained red. NOW, not only is it on the wall, it;s on the carpet too! I couldn't clean it up right away because I had to leave for work so it's still sitting there waiting to be cleaned up.
How do you get the wax off completely?
For the carpet, Dana Marshall suggested using an iron and a washcloth. He said to turn the iron on a low heat setting and cover the stain with the washcloth. Iron on top of the washcloth so the wax absorbs into the washcloth.
Now for the hard part. I looked up how to get wax off of the wall and I found this from thisoldhouse.com:
Scrape away excess wax, then apply heat with a blow dryer set to MEDIUM, wiping off the wax with a rag as it softens. Wash the area with hot, soapy water to remove residue. Apply medium heat with a blow dryer and wipe away excess wax as it softens. Remove residue with a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water.
I'm going to try this but if it doesn't work, I'm out of ideas. Has this ever happened to you? How did you clean it completely without leaving a stain or wiping away the paint?