Candle Wax: How to Remove It From Carpet and Furniture.
Few things are as relaxing as dining by candlelight.
Thankfully, few things
are easier to remove than the drippings that often result from such candle-light dinners on our carpet
Place atop the spot until it hardens to the touch.
Repeat on each spot on your carpet.
the residue, place a brown paper bag without any writing or designs.
(Any ink may transfer to the carpet, which would be even worse than
dealing with leftovers and curdled reminders of lingering dinners past.)
Be sure to keep the iron heat on low so carpet fibers don't get scorched.
You should find a candle-colored smear of success.
Keep repeating and replacing the bags as necessary until there's no more transfer to your bag.
Sparingly, to prevent damage to carpet backing.
This will remove any traces of cleaning fluids.
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Freeze the blight with an ice cube to harden it. Then scrape off the hardened wax with a butter knife.
Dry the furniture piece with a soft, clean cloth. Finish with an application of furniture cream to return it to its former luster.
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Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.