Remove Crayon Stains

To remove crayon stains simply follow these instructions below. You will need to understand the differences between different stained mediums like cloth, carpet, and more in order to attack the crayon stain with maximum efficiency. Crayon stains are essentially a wax, so they will require special procedures. With the right materials you can get rid of colorful crayon stains with ease.

Remove Crayon Stains

Remove Crayon Stains

Take the clothing and lay the stained area onto many paper towels. You want to avoid placing any layers of material beneath the stain or the stain will spread.

Take the car part lubricant and spray it onto the affected area to remove crayon stains from the clothing. Allow the clothing to sit for several minutes.

Once this is done, turn the clothing over and spray the car part lubricant onto the other side. Again, let the fabric sit for a few minutes.

After this you should pour a small amount of the liquid dishwashing detergent onto the affected area. Working your way from the outside of the stain to the inside, gently rub detergent onto the stain.

As this is happening, the wax from the crayons will be worked into the paper towels slowly. During this process replace the paper towels as necessary.

You should continue this process until the crayon is removed completely.

If you have crayon stain residue, then following the instructions in the next section.

Remove Crayon Stain Residue

Once this is done, use regular laundry detergent and color-safe bleach and launder the clothing in a separate load. When you do this, use hot water for at least fifteen minutes of the cycle and opt for a heavy load setting if possible.

Once this is done you should wash the clothing in warm water. If any of the residues remains you can repeat the steps until it is gone.

Before you use your washer or dryer again, you should check to make sure that any crayon residue is removed from there as well. If you do not clean the drum of your dryer you will face the same stains after the next load.

Also, when you are trying to remove crayon stains make sure to check all of the pockets before you place any more clothing into the dryer.

Once you do remove the stain you might need to wash the clothes a handful of times to remove the smell of the car part lubricant.

Crayon stains are not just limited to clothing, however. Crayons seem to get onto every type of surface.

To remove crayon stains from carpets and upholstery

If you need to remove crayon stains from carpets or upholstery, begin by removing any excess with a knife.

  1. Apply WD-40 to the affected area and allow it to sit for five minutes
  2. Use a stiff bristle brush and loosen any of the crayon
  3. Using a clean cloth, wipe away the crayon residue.
  4. Take liquid dishwashing detergent and apply it to the stain.
  5. Once this is done, work the dishwashing detergent into the stain and wipe it clean with a cloth
  6. Rinse the area with a damp sponge
  7. Allow the area to dry completely

Removing Crayon Stains from Wood

If you need to remove crayon stains from wood or wood surfaces you should follow these steps.

  1. Test a hidden area with WD-40 to ensure that no discoloration will take place.
  2. Wipe the area and clean and if no stains take place, then continue by spraying WD-40 over the affected area.
  3. Take a clean cloth and wipe away the affected area until the crayon is removed. Once you have done this, the oily residue will remain.
  1. To remove the oily residue left by the crayons, apply a bit of liquid dishwashing detergent to the affected area. Use a sponge to work the detergent into the wood using a circular motion.
  2. Once this is done use a minimal amount of water to rinse off the area and dry it with a clean terry cloth.