If you have children at home, you must be aware that keeping them idle is next to inviting trouble for yourself. On the other hand, even while giving them something to keep busy, you need to take due precautions. For example, you decide to give them some crayons and a paint book, to let them draw and remain occupied and phew, you find that they have colored everything around them, including upholstery, wall and their own clothes. You take back the crayons from them and are now worried about the cleaning part. In case this has happened to you, don’t worry with the cleaning part, as we are here to help you. Find some great tips for removing crayon stains from clothing, as given below and love your children’s’ innocence and let their creativity blossom. Who knows, they might turn out to be the next world-famous painters!!
How to Get Crayon Out of Clothes
- Stain-removal Product
- Washcloth or Paper Towels
- Dish Washing Detergent
- Laundry Detergent
- Color-safe Bleach
- Spread the stained garment on a cloth or paper towel, making sure that the stain is facing up.
- Put enough stain removal product on the stained area, so as to saturate it completely.
- Let it stand for a few minutes, so that the cleaning product penetrates the stain well.
- Flip over the clothing, making the inner side of the stained area facing up.
- Saturate the inner part of the stained area with the cleaning product and again, let it stand for a few minutes.
- Now, take the dish-washing liquid and rub it into the stain, on both the sides - inside as well as outside.
- Making use of a laundry detergent, wash the garment in hot water.
- Next, treat it with the color-safe bleach.
- Finally, give the garment a ‘once-over’ and leave it to air-dry.
- In case the stain still remains, repeat the procedure.
- Since the stain is a combination stain, i.e. you have to remove the color and the grease, use a spray lubricant and wipe carefully, until it is clean. Make sure that it does not spread or else, your work will be twice. Add vinegar to ward off the smell of the lubricant from the clothes.
- You can also use baby oil to remove the stain, as the oil itself can be removed easily.
- You can also try removing the stain by keeping the cloth between two papers and using a hot iron. This process will remove stain from the cloth, as it will be replaced on the paper.
- If the cloth is cotton or linen, try pouring boiling water to remove the color, but make sure that the temperature is tolerable by cloth; otherwise, it might just shrink.
- Since wax is also one of the main ingredients in the crayon, strip off the extra wax from cloth with a knife. An ice can also be rubbed to make the process easier.
- You can also add color safe bleach to all the above processes to ensure that the color of the cloth doesn’t scraps off.