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Old 01-14-06, 06:40 AM
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How do you get hot wax out of a carpet?

I just learned this yesterday from a college girl my daughter knows. She was living in a rented university house. A red candle overflowed hot wax onto a white rug. She went on the internet to find out what she could do. She learned to put a newspaper over the wax, and then use an iron on top of the newspaper. The wax in the carpet comes up and attaches to the newspaper. She said there were not even any red stains on the carpet once she did this. She also said a friend spilled hot wax on her pants. She did the same procedure and it worked perfectly.
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Old 01-14-06, 06:46 AM
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Yep, that's what Heloise says to do.
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Old 01-14-06, 12:27 PM
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I also like the freeze-dry method. Spray some cold freezing spray on the wax, so it's brittle. Cut upwards with sharp knife and it crumbles into pieces. Vacuum and you're done.
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I've used paper grocery bags and an iron before. Works like the newspaper, but you don't have to worry about news print getting all over.
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Originally Posted by PhattTyre
I've used paper grocery bags and an iron before. Works like the newspaper, but you don't have to worry about news print getting all over.
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Also -red wine in carpets either dilute with white if a throw rug or dump an entire box of baking soda and do not touch until all the wine has entirely soaked up (hours and hours.)
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Tip: Tear up your carpet and lay down a quality hard wood floor, or tile.



Also: Sounds like your daughter has some kinky friends. Oh, it "overflowed". How do you get hot wax off of a cat 'o nine tails?
 
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I use zippo fluid. Just pour it on and soak up the fluid with a paper towel...it dissolves the wax.

Back when I was in boy scouts, we still used waxed fabric tents, so I had to clean spilled wax off my clothes sometimes, and this was how we done it.
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