Hair dryer and candle wax

@roshand8 (1481)
Sri Lanka
August 13, 2008 3:55am CST
Candle wax on the carpet? don't worry,use air dryer to melt the candle wax on carpet or hard surface such as a table top or floor.Wipe up the wax as it melts with a towel or cloth.Make sure not to overheat the carpet or the surface. Hair dryer is great for removing wax on a hard surface and iron is the solution for removing wax from fabric(table cloth).Place newspaper on both sides of the fabric to blot up the wax once it melts from ironing over the news paper with a medium hot iron.Replace news papers as needed. Please note that you definitely do not want to use a hair dryer on anything flammable.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Hi roshand, Thanks for sharing this, I know it will help a lot..I will try this in our couch!
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
13 Aug 08
Try it Thank you for sharing checapricorn Good day and cheers...
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Hi there roahand8 That is a great tip, I shall remember that next time I get candl wax on something. Cheers
@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 08
Sorry roshand8 my finger slipped!!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
13 Aug 08
Thank you Humbug,no worries Thank you for sharing. Good day and cheers..
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
17 Aug 08
It is really a good method. I ever droped wax on my pillow tower when I read book in the light of candle. It has been there for 5 years, I will try if I can remove it with hair dryer. I will use some tissue to soak when I warm up the wax with hair dryer. Thank for you post.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
17 Aug 08
reading books in the light of candle that's wonderful Thank you for sharing lixiaos.Have fun Good day and cheers....
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hey thanks for the information. I never knew this before. Only had wax on a carpet one time and it was just a small amount I was able to get it out of the carpet with little or no problem. If I ever have a bigger problem I will be able to use your advice.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
17 Aug 08
Thank you for sharing ryzach,next time when you have a bigger problem with candle wax try this trick Good day have fun and cheers..
@misty99 (736)
16 Aug 08
Hello roshand,thanks for your topic---i'll put in mind all this info.With kids around all i get are messy kid things.Though they haven't touched any wax/candle yet but who knows-kids are kids.Right now my problem is clay stains on carpet,i have removed some but carpets have different colors on it...it doesn't look good.
@shell1986 (405)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Usually if it dries you can simply pull it out of the carpet. Easy come easy go stain!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
17 Aug 08
we can do that for some surfaces too Thank you for sharing shell Have fun and cheers..
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
16 Aug 08
Hi roshand8,thanks for sharing a great tip.I shall remember the tip and especially you next time when I want to remove wax from any surface.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
16 Aug 08
Oh,thank you sumiirajj he he he to remember me when you want to remove wax from any surface Thank you for sharing.Have fun and cheers...
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Another great and very helpful tip from my friend roshand! :) Thank you! I've had this problem for the longest time, not just on carpets (which by the way I don't have :D ) but on clothes as well. And to think the answer has been practically right under my nose, a hair dryer! :)
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
15 Aug 08
oh! your welcome my friend I am so glad my friends found this tip as a very useful one Thank you for sharing Have a nice day and cheers...^_^
@shinymood (406)
• China
13 Aug 08
Very useful tips! I have a friend who's always good at these smart tips too. I can always go to her when i need help such as how to take care of my baby's supplement food, how to save money buying toilet paper...lol. I think you must be good at living your special life too. Thanks for sharing.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
14 Aug 08
well said..lol it's a pleasure thanks for sharing,good day and cheers...
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
13 Aug 08
Thanks for the very useful advice. Only hope no body ends up burning the carpet while trying this out because the hair dryer would have to be kept at a safe distance from the carpet to prevent it from catching fire.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
14 Aug 08
My pleasure and thank you for sharing Good day and cheers..
• United States
13 Aug 08
Thanks so much for these really handy tips. I have neve had to get wax off of anything. If I do, now I will know what to do and not to do. Good tip!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
14 Aug 08
Oh thank you lousieKnittel my pleasure Thank you for sharing Good day and cheers...
@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
That is great to know, I love your clues, makes my day to always learn something from you, thank you!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
13 Aug 08
Thank you very much valerial I really appreciate it Have a nice day and cheers...