Crayons have entertained children for decades. The colorful writing tools provide a creative outlet for kids to express themselves. Unfortunately, coloring with crayons may not always end up on drawing paper, leaving marks on walls and carpet. Melted crayon on carpets prove difficult to remove as the crayon in its melted state moves deeper into carpet fibers. With the proper tools you can remove the melted crayon from the carpet.
Things You'll Need
- WD-40 or mineral oil
- Old toothbrush
- Liquid dish soap
- Paper towels
Scrape the crayon from the carpet with a spoon. Avoid pulling forcefully as the threads in the carpet may weaken and become loose. Remove as much of the crayon as possible without damaging the carpet.
Apply a lubricant such as WD-40 or mineral oil to the remaining melted crayon. Allow the lubricant to remain on the stain for five minutes.
Scrub the crayon with an old toothbrush. Apply additional lubricant if needed to loosen the crayon stain. Remove loosened crayon and lubricant from the carpet with white paper towels.
Apply 1 tsp. liquid dish soap and a fingertip amount of lubricant to the stained area of the carpet. Scrub the area with the toothbrush. Wipe the carpet with a damp rag, removing the soap and lubricant from the carpet. If the stain remains, repeat using the dish soap and lubricant until stain is completely removed.
Press paper towels into the carpet to absorb excess liquid.
Tips & Warnings
- Test a hidden area of the carpet first with the lubricant to ensure it does not discolor the carpet.
- Photo Credit woolen carpet texture image by Tolbxela from Fotolia.com
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