Has your little one started channelling his inner Picasso and making his own works of art?  Unfortunately for you, his chosen canvas just happened to be your walls, carpet and couch, with some of the scribbles getting on to his clothes.  Never fear, you can still get those colourful stains out.

Here’s our guide to removing crayon stains from your walls, clothes, carpet and upholstered furniture:

Walls

  • Baking soda: Dab a moistened rag in baking soda and then gently rub at the stains.
  • Mayonnaise: Wipe some mayonnaise on the stains and leave for a few minutes.  Then clean the area with a slightly wet rag.
  • Blow dryer: Using a low setting on the blow dryer, heat up the wax on the wall until it melts.  Clean the melted wax off with a rag and liquid dishwashing detergent.

Removing Crayon StainsClothes

  1. Scrape off any excess crayon. If it’s too soft, freeze it first by pressing an ice cube on it.
  2. Position the stained area between white paper towels and gently iron until the wax transfers to the towels. Keep repeating the process until most of the stain is gone.
  3. Blot the remaining stain with a stain remover. Rinse the solution off afterwards by blotting with water and paper towels.
  4. Wash the clothing with bleach to remove more stubborn stains. Be sure to test the bleach (and the stain remover, too) on an inconspicuous area first.

Carpet or Upholstery

  1. Scrape off any excess crayon. If it’s too soft, freeze it first by pressing an ice cube on it.
  2. Cover the stained area with white paper towels and gently iron until the wax transfers to the towels. Keep repeating the process until most of the stain is gone.
  3. If the stain still has not completely disappeared, use a dry cleaning solvent to gently blot the area. Don’t forget to pre-test the solvent on an inconspicuous area first.

With a little effort and the right knowledge and products, you can be successful removing crayon stains and have spotless walls, clothes, carpet and furniture.  You no longer have to worry every time your little artist starts doodling.

 

 

 

 

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