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How to Clean Candle Wax Off Carpets

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Uploaded on Jan 10, 2010

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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