How to Remove Crayon Stains From Upholstery

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How to Remove Crayon Stains From Upholstery. Crayons and upholstery do not mix. Once a mark is made, the stain can be very difficult to remove. Here are some simple steps to get rid of the unsightly markings on your upholstery.

Things You'll Need

  • Car part lubricant such as WD-40
  • Paper towels
  • Soft cloth
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Sponge
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Dull knife
  • Warm water

Scrape off excess crayon with the dull edge of a knife.

Spray the affected area of upholstery with WD-40 or another car part lubricant.

Leave the lubricant on for 3 minutes.

Use a stiff bristle brush to scrub the stain.

Wipe the area with paper towels.

Respray the surface with the WD-40.

Apply liquid dishwashing soap to the area.

Continue to use the bristle brush and work the soap in a circular motion.

Wipe the stain with a damp sponge.

Repeat Steps 6 through 9 if necessary.

Tips & Warnings

  • Test the process in an inconspicuous area before attempting it on a larger area to make sure the upholstery won't be damaged.
  • Check for cleaning instructions on the upholstery. Specific cleaning products may be recommended or prohibited.
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