COIT's Guide on How to get Crayon Stains out of Carpet
Who doesn’t love to color? Kids certainly do! And thanks to the invention of crayons, they can color to their hearts’ content. So what do you do if their love of art ends up wreaking havoc on your beautiful, plush carpeting? You can start by checking out COIT’s in depth guide to figure out how to remove crayon from carpet.
How to Get Crayon Out of Carpet – Method # 1
Before you tackle the question of how to remove crayon from carpet, remember that any type of stain is more likely to come out if you act fast – so get movin’!
- As soon as you discover the stain, gently scrape any remaining crayon residue from the surface.
- Using a small amount of carpet cleaner, add a small amount to the affected area and blot with a clean towel or absorbent pad.
- Repeat Step 2 over and over until the crayon stain disappears.
- Allow the crayon stain to dry.
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How to Get Crayon Out of Carpet – Method # 2
- Upon discovering the crayon stain, see if you can remove any excess colored wax using a dull knife.
- Next, wrap an ice cube in a plastic bag and apply the plastic bag directly on top of the stained area. This will freeze any wax residue that remains.
- Cover the stained area with a clean white cloth.
- Using the tip of a warm iron (not too hot!) press into the cloth. As you repeat this step, more and more colored wax should start to transfer from the carpet to the cloth.
- If you still see any color on the carpet after completing steps 1 through 4, sponge the affected area of the carpet using a dry-cleaning solvent.
How to Get Melted Crayon Out of Carpet
It’s one thing to try and get rid of a dry crayon stain – but how do you handle getting rid of crayon that’s actually melted?
If the two above mentioned do-it-yourself techniques don’t seem to be working effectively for melted crayon, try this method to remove crayon from carpet:
- Take blue dawn dish soap and mix several drops with a cup of warm water.
- Place a white cloth directly over the stained area of your carpet.
- Pour the soapy water onto the cloth and let it soak into the crayon stain.
- Take a warm iron (on the low setting) and place it over the stain. Let the iron sit for a few minutes.
- Repeat step 4 several times or until the stain is no longer visible.
- Dry the carpet with a fresh towel, blotting until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Give these do-it-yourself solutions a try. If you’re still seeing a lot of crayon residue, you may want to consider investing in professional carpet cleaning services to dig deeper into the stain. Give COIT carpet cleaning a call today to learn more about our services and don't forget to checkout our coupons!
Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.