Oscar is about to be five and Calvin is two and a half and we are just facing our first major “kids happen” moment. I think that is pretty good! I mean sure we have had a candle jar broken or a dropped glass here and there. But for the most part, we have been very fortunate. Until this week that is.
I have Scentsy wax warmers all around the house and I have for years. The kids steer clear of them really well. But this week I added a new one to Jerry’s desk in the playroom. It has a lovely cinnamon scent called Christmas Cottage and it had really just melted all the way. I was at the store when I received this text.
I thought, well it can’t be THAT bad. But knowing our curtains and carpet are nearly white and the wax was red…well. I knew it probably was that bad. And I was right!
I knew there had to be a way to fix this so I immediately started Googling for a solution and the consensus was to use a hot iron and paper towels to melt the hardened wax right back off the curtains and carpet. It seemed too good to be true but I had to try. Of course, I made sure to take pictures along the way too in case it worked. And it did!
How to remove wax from Carpet and Fabric
- Lay paper towels over wax spots
- Dab gently with a hot iron until spots transfer to paper towel
- Repeat as needed
As you can imagine with bright red wax, I was left with major red stains in my white curtains. I decided to spray them with Oxi-clean and wash in hot water. It helped, but the color still wasn’t out so I sprayed again and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then I washed again in hot water and let them air dry.
I have to say, even though there is still a hint of pink, I am SHOCKED at how well the stains came out! We will just touch up the baseboards with some paint and maybe even hit the carpet with a little cleaner to get the last bits of red out. This corner of our playroom isn’t really even in use that much so I am completely satisfied with our little fix.
What is the biggest mess you have had to clean up?
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