We can use our hair dryer in different ways to make our life easier. If you think that you can only dry your hair with a blow dryer then your thinking is limited. Because we know that a hair dryer can be a lifesaver as it can be used to solve many problems of your daily life.
Sometimes you want to decorate your home with candles to make it look more classic and beautiful. But somehow the candle falls and delivers a sticky candle wax on your carpet. You think that your carpet is ruined and you cannot use it anymore. You decide to throw it in the trash because the candle wax has ruined all.
You can still use your carpet, yes you can remove the candle wax and use it. In this article, we are going to teach you how to get wax out of the carpet with a hair dryer? We will share a step-by-step guide to removing the wax out of your favorite carpet to save its life. It is not only specified for candle wax, you can remove any kind of wax with this method.
Things You Need To Get Wax Out Of Carpet With Hair Dryer
- Paper towel or pieces of cloth
- Hair dryer
- Vacuum cleaner(optional)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Dishwashing soap(liquid or gel)
- A knife or spatula to remove the wax
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How To Get Wax Out Of Carpet With Hair Dryer
Step-1 Remove Fresh Wax
If your wax is still wet and fresh, try to take as much wax with paper towels as you can. Put the paper towel on the affected area and pull it gently. Remove the wax with a towel gently by pushing t down and pulling it up. Repeat the process until no more wax comes with the towel. Put another towel to make sure the wax is not wet and dried completely. But never rub the towel on the wax as it could spread the wax around and make the procedure more difficult and messy.
Step-2 Remove Most of Wax
If you have thrown a large quantity of wax on the carpet then you must have to remove as much wax as you can with the cooling method. This is a technique in which we cool the wax, harden it, and pull it.
Take a Ziploc bag and put the ice cubes inside it and place it over the affected area. You can directly place the ice cubes, but they can make your carpet wet and messy and you don’t want it. The ice will cool the wax down making it hard, you can now remove the wax by pulling it up. You can simply pull with your fingers or use a knife to perform this task. But you need to do it gently as the harsh moves of the knife could damage your nice carpet. You can remove a large quantity with this method, but some leftovers are still on the carpet fiber. You can use a vacuum cleaner to pull out the wax particles.
Step-3 Heat the Carpet
To remove the narrow particles of wax and clean the fiber you need a blow dryer. Set your blow dryer on a maximum heat setting. Place a piece of paper towel or cloth on the spot and start delivering hot airflow with your hairdryer. The hot airflow melts the wax and the towel or piece of cloth absorbs it. You need to repeat this process with alternating towels to remove the wax completely.
Step-4 Remove Color of Wax
If the color of wax and your carpet is the same, you are lucky because it won’t make any difference. But if the wax has left its color on your carpet that is different and looks ugly and unmatched. Then you need to clean the carpet once again to remove the coloring. You can buy any carpet cleaning product to remove the wax stain but don’t forget to make a patch test.
You can also make your own DIY carpet cleaner to remove the wax stain. To make this add ½ cup of rubbing alcohol and ½ teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in ½ cup of warm water. Shake it well to mix the ingredients evenly. You can transfer the solution into a spray bottle for convenient use. Spray it on the affected area and blot the spot with any microfiber material or towel. Let it dry and repeat the process to make the stain vanish completely. You can remove any kind of stain with this DIY carpet cleaner.
That’s it you have done it so smartly with the help of your blow dryer.