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How To Clean Wax from Carpet

Wax can be removed from rugs, carpet and various cloth, but there is a risk that dyes in the wax may still remain. After removing the wax, try techniques for removing inks and dyes from carpet.

The technique for removing wax is to first blot, not rub, any liquid wax with a paper towel. For hardened wax, try to break apart and remove as much bulk wax as possible.

When as much wax has been removed as possible, place a folded white paper towel over the spill. Place an iron, set to low heat, on the paper towel over the wax. If there is any smoke, remove the iron as it is too hot. Allow the wax to melt and the paper towel will absorb the liquid wax. Replace the paper towel and repeat as necessary to remove all the wax.

Caution: Never mix cleaning agents or chemicals, the result can be dangerous or deadly. Before cleaning, always test the agent on an inconspicuous location to determine its suitability and to make certain it does not damage the material. Wear appropriate clothing such as gloves and protective eyewear, and work in a well-ventilated area. Accidental inhalation or ingestion of cleaning agents can be hazardous and even fatal, particularly to pets and children.

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