Painting with Crayola paints is fun until it gets on your clothes! Luckily, Crayola, whose products are geared toward school-aged children, keeps this in mind when manufacturing their products. Since the majority of Crayola users are of the younger generation, and therefore often more accident-prone than mindful adults, Crayola Washable Tempera, Washable Fingerpaint, Washable Watercolor and Washable paint are all fairly easy to remove from clothing.
Things You'll Need
- Rags or cloths (not dark-colored)
- Bottle of 91% rubbing alcohol
- Liquid chlorine bleach
- Color-safe liquid bleach
- Laundry detergent
- Washing machine
Remove excess paint from clothing with a cloth, and turn the garment inside out.
Dab rubbing alcohol on to a clean cloth, and apply to the stained garment from the inside of the clothing item, moving from the outer edge of the stain inward, so that you do not spread the stain.
Continue padding the stain with the rubbing alcohol until the stain diminishes.
Use liquid chlorine bleach on completely white garments. Dilute the liquid bleach to the appropriate water-to-bleach ratio, and soak the garment for the specified period on the label. Use color-safe bleach on colored items.
Rinse the garment in cold water.
Wash the garment with liquid laundry detergent.
Check to see if the stain has been removed before the garment is dry.
If the garment is still stained, repeat the alcohol spot treatment, and re-launder. If the garment is stain-free, dry as directed by the clothes instruction label.