How to Remove Colored Pencil Stains From Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • Knife

  • WD 40

  • Carpet brush

  • Towel

  • Dish soap

  • Sponge

Removing colored pencil stains from carpet

Colored pencils are used by artists, both professional and aspiring, to create drawings and sketches. Artists commonly use colored pencils on a variety of textures such as watercolor or pastel paper, however some little artists like to use the wall or carpet to create their masterpieces. Colored pencils can stain light colored carpets, requiring special cleaning techniques to remove them.


Step 1

Use a dull knife and scrape over the colored pencil stain to remove any access pencil build-up. Spray a thin layer of WD 40 over the stained area and let it sit for three minutes.

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Step 2

Scrub over the stained area with a stiff carpet brush and blot with a clean dry towel. Spray the stained area with another thin layer of WD 40.


Step 3

Apply liquid dish soap to the colored pencil stain and scrub the area with the stiff carpet brush until the stain is no longer visible.

Step 4

Use a damp sponge and wipe over the area to remove soap residue and any remaining colored pencil stain. Blot the area using a clean towel until it is completely dry.


This method can also be used to remove crayon stains from carpet.



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