The candles in the home decor create a cozy atmosphere, and during the holidays, they enhance the magic of the Christmas mood. However, their use often results in stains, on y favour orite cover, carpet or on the parquet, which sometimes prove to be more difficult to remove than they seem.
That’s why we’re giving you tips on how to treat wax spots effectively from any surface in the home:
The remedies you can use to remove wax are different and depend on the surface you will be treating. In any case, it is a general rule to let the wax dry before you start cleaning the stain to make it easier and more effective. Also, keep in mind that the uncoloured white wax is cleaner much easier than the colored wax. In both cases, however, hardened wax must not be scraped off with sharp objects, as there is a risk of tearing or scratching the surface. Here’s how to remove wax spots from the most common surfaces:
From the carpet
If you drop wax on the carpet, use the handle of a fork, knife or other object that will not cut the material to remove the larger pieces of wax. Then you can use the popular and effective practice – to put a paper towel on the stain and go over it with a hot iron. So the wax melts and absorbs into the towel, leaving no stain on the carpet. The same practice is also appropriate for removing wax from clothing, tablecloths and other textiles. To remove the color footprint of painted carpet wax, it is recommended to use a liquid dishwashing detergent immediately after removing the wax. Another option is to use the services of a cleaning company, such as the Carpet Cleaning, Tunbridge Wells.
From wooden furniture and parquet
If the wax falls on the table, other wooden furniture or on the parquet, it is advisable to put ice on the stain to harden it. To avoid wetting the wood, place the ice piece in a clean cloth and leave it on the stain for at least 2 minutes. Once hardened, the wax can be removed using a wooden spatula, plastic card or other rounded object that does not scratch the surface.