View Full Version : ANY IDEAS...

01-12-2009, 02:23 AM
...on how to get melted crayons out of clothes? My son left a few lovelys in his pocket and they have been through the wash and dryer- the entire load is now multi-colored- eeekkk!

Little Red Barn
01-12-2009, 02:25 AM
You could try ice, sweetie, rub on and peel off, works for candle wax, hugs

01-12-2009, 02:26 AM
Crayola has a list of ways to remove crayon stains. You can download the pdf file from here: http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/staintips/

DL Hegel
01-12-2009, 02:26 AM
the problem isn't the wax--it's the color.

The wax can be ironed out with a a damp towel and an iron.

Good luck!!!

William Haskins
01-12-2009, 02:27 AM
good luck...


RE: Crayon Stains on Clothing

GooGone works wonders! (05/17/2006) By Julie.
RE: Crayon Stains on Clothing

We got the orange crayon out of the whole load of laundry I used about 2 tbsp of Orange hand cleaner (degreaser) also added just a little Shout and laundry detergent (Purex with bleach alt. Mountain Spring) Washed the load in hot water and was amazed all of the crayon was gone!! Thanks for the tips and I hope this helps others with the same problem. So when life hands you lemons just make lemonade smile. (07/17/2006) By Patty from NC
RE: Crayon Stains on Clothing

I was freaking out cause crayon got mixed in with all my favourite clothes, but i sprayed generous amount of shout on the spots and scrubed a little bit and it all came out! I'm still working on the white shirts but surprisingly hairspray is a miracle worker too it takes out VERY set grease stains as well as crayon off my white bra. (10/07/2006) By Tara
RE: Crayon Stains on Clothing

When this happened to me, I freaked out! I hate for my three year old to get food on her clothes, let alone have crayons in her pocket! When I opened the dryer ALL of her clothes were red! Red crayon was everywhere! I went to Food Lion and bought 3 things. I bought Zout, Clorox OxyClean and Wisk with colorsafe bleach. I sprayed the clothes with Zout and then poured some of the Clorox Oxyclean and Wisk in the laundry. When we took the clothes out they were spotless! Even stains that had been there before the crayon were gone! Try it! It worked for me! (11/12/2006) By Kim in Carolina
RE: Crayon Stains on Clothing

I am so happy to report that MY red crayon disaster is resolved. My dryer and a load of clothes had red splotches everywhere. I used a remedy similar to Kim's of Carolina and I am amazed at the results. I actually had my clothes in the garbage they were so bad. I bought Zout, OxyClean Stain Fighter and Wisk dual action. I kind of did an experiment because it would be too time-consuming to spray every item with Zout, I used it with only the most important items, but everything got equally clean. I used hot water and let the clothes soak for a while with the washer door open and used the heavy duty cycle to wash. The dryer came clean very well with regular Colgate toothpaste. I think the hot water and Oxy Clean were the most important things that got the clothes clean. Hopefully this will help someone else. I am very thankful!!! (11/19/2006) By Molly of Florida
RE: Crayon Stains on Clothing

As of 10 minutes ago... I totally concur on the soaking in oxyclean and hot water with a shot of Zout on any remaining tough spots then rewashing the "Zouted" items as normal. I just saved a whole load of light colored jeans from a green crayon disaster. This was the easiest and most efficient method-- THANKS! (11/25/2006)

01-12-2009, 02:29 AM
We can tell Haskins quoted his post because there are capital letters. :tongue

William Haskins
01-12-2009, 02:31 AM
also because it was potentially helpful.

01-12-2009, 02:38 AM
Okay- I have all three of those products- there were three different color crayons in there and a variety of clothes- from Jeans to undies to the kid's karate gis! I'll let you know how it works and THANKS!

01-12-2009, 04:58 AM
Wow! It worked- almost everything came out perfectly! even their white Karate uniforms are spotless! Thanks guys- i was ready to throw everything out. You saved me.

Silver King
01-12-2009, 05:14 AM
...You saved me.
This forum has a way of doing that for people. No kidding.

I'd better lock this thread right now before it gets sidetracked into something less useful. ;)

By the way, has anyone read any good poetry (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=85) lately?

01-12-2009, 05:38 AM
By the way, has anyone read any good poetry (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=85) lately?
Smooth- SK, very smooth ;)