Easy Way To Remove Dry Wax From Carpeting by Easy Way To Remove Dry Wax From Carpeting1) Turn your iron on. Make sure it's a low setting, no higher than 3 if numbers are used. 2) Place card stock or a paper grocery bag over the dried wax. 3) Iron over the wax until it's gone. The iron heats up the wax and the paper absorbs it just like magic! Science is truly amazing!