Every child likes to paint and is happy to experiment with bright colors. Crayons were among the first to be offered to young children. However, the color does not always end up where it should. Find out how to get crayon out of carpet, sofa, clothes, furniture, walls, and floor in this article.
How to Get Crayon Out of Carpet
Carpet crayon stains can be distressing and frustrating, especially if the carpet is light in color and the crayon stain is large and obvious. Instead of replacing the carpet or moving a piece over the crayon stain, work to remove the stain. With simple household products, you can successfully clean the carpet and remove the crayon stain.
- Scrape at the crayon with the butter knife to remove as much of the carpet as possible. Discard the removed crayon.
- Cut a hole in the thin cardboard that is just large enough to surround the crayon stain on the carpet. Place the thin cardboard over the stain so that the crayon stain is showing through the opening in the cardboard.
- Hold the long nozzle of the WD-40 over the crayon stain and spray the area generously. The cardboard around the stain will prevent the WD-40 from being sprayed onto the unstained surfaces of the carpet.
- Allow the WD-40 to sit on the stain for approximately five minutes.
- Scrub into the crayon stain with a moistened brush. Place the cardboard under the carpet fibers as you scrub them to prevent the stain from the waxes from spreading to the other carpet fibers.
- Wipe the stained area with paper towels. Spray additional WD-40 on the area.
- Place two to three drops of liquid detergent on the crayon stain and scrub the area again with the brush. Use the damp sponge to remove excess WD-40 and detergent from the carpet.
- Assess the carpet and if the crayon stain is still present, repeat step
- Rinse the area thoroughly and dry with an absorbent towel.
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How to Get Crayon Out of Sofa
If you have crayon on your textile sofa, the best way to remove the wax stains is with the iron.
- Carefully loosen the coarse lumps of wax with a butter knife.
- Then cover the stain with white kitchen paper and iron over it on a low heat.
- To do this, place the iron on the kitchen paper and wait 5 to 10 seconds. Do not move the iron.
- The heat transfers the wax to the kitchen paper and detaches from the sofa fibers.
- Change the paper towels and repeat the process until the crayon is ironed out.
How to Get Crayon Out of Clothes
- Use a knife to carefully remove large lumps of crayon from the clothes. Be careful not to damage the fibers of the garment.
- It is even better if you put the clothes in the freezer for about half an hour. This will make the crayon hard and easier to remove.
- The superficial wax is easy to get off this way. Further treatment is required to remove it from the deeper layer of the fabric.
- Prepare an ironing board to iron out the wax.
- Place the garment on the ironing board, then cover the crayon stain with white kitchen paper.
- Turn on the iron and set it to a low temperature.
- Place the iron on the paper towel over the stain and wait 5 to 10 seconds. Do not move the iron.
- The heat transfers the wax to the kitchen paper and detaches from the fabric.
- Change the paper towel and repeat the process until the crayon has completely disappeared from the garment.
How to Get Crayon Out of Wooden Furniture
Crayons on wooden furniture can be very stubborn. Most of the time, however, they can be easily removed with baby wipes.
Alternatively, you can use olive oil to remove crayons from wooden furniture.
To do this, put a little olive oil on a rag and gently rub the stain away.
How to Get Crayon Out of Walls
Anyone who has a child at home knows that the walls are huge white sheets that attract hyperactive little hands full of creativity! But don’t worry, you can let your child artist play at will: here is the tip that will remove the drawings made with crayons from your wall with the greatest ease.
The hair dryer is an ally against the crayons on the walls and on other surfaces.
- Just point the hair dryer at the wax and wait a few seconds, it will soon melt.
- Immediately wipe the wax off with a damp cloth before it dries again.
- Use the dryer at the lowest temperature and keep it a few centimeters from the wall, so as not to damage the paint.
How to Get Crayon Out of Laminated Flooring
If you have crayon on your laminate, you can also try using a dirt eraser to remove it.
Alternatively, detergent can also do a good job.
Mix water with dishwashing liquid and simply rub the wax stain away with the soft side of a sponge.