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The cat knocked over my scentsy warmer while we were out and now there's wax all over the carpet in our new house!

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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"http://www.stagingchannel.com - If your preparing or staging your home for sell - Here's one great home cleaning tip.
While candles are beautiful and make for a romantic setting, when that excess wax spills over, they can cause more problems than it's worth. If the wax merely spills onto a hard surface, no problem, just scrape it off. But when it spills onto fabric, such as your couch or carpeting, it's another story altogether. Well, not anymore!
Removing wax is simple. Place a dry paper towel over the area and press a hot iron to it gently. This is to re-melt the wax while immediately absorbing it into the paper towel. Caution! Make sure you don't burn the carpet, furniture or paper towel by leaving the iron on too long. Repeat this procedure a few times until the wax is gone.
If after a few times there is still some remaining, take a little bit of home dry-cleaning solvent and with a damp cloth, dab the area lightly. Use as little solvent as possible so it doesn't harm the carpet's backing. Another solution is to combine mild, liquid detergent with a little bit of warm water and blot the area in the same way with a cloth. Use detergents with no bleach or alkalides. These may damage your carpet.
So don't cry over spilled wax! Now you can have a romantic dinner without the hassle."
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I heard you cover with a paper towel and iron over it and it sucks up into the paper towel

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My mom has used a paper lunch bag and ironed it and it came off
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My mom has used a paper lunch bag and ironed it and it came off

This is what I do as well. Any type of heavier weight paper will work.
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Did this when we moved out of base housing and worked wonders
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We used a rag towel and that seemed to work better then a paper towel and we were less scared to burn anything. A friend and I accidently dumped a very large candle at her sisters house while she was out of town. We were thankful it got it all up or she would have killed us!
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Like others - we have used a paper bag and iron - thicker than the paper towel, less likely to burn the carpet, but it still works.
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