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How to Get Crayon Out of Clothes

Kalpana Kumari Nov 4, 2018
Are you wondering how to get crayon out of clothes? The following information will tell you about some effective ways to do this, along with a few great tips to simplify this task.
If you love to work with crayons or have kids at home, clothes stained with crayons are surely not a rare sight for you, and you must be looking for ways to remove these colors from clothes. Here, you have opened a page that will provide you with useful information.

Crayon Stain Removal

Material Required

  • A cleaning product, preferably with stain removal properties
  • Washcloth or paper towel
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Color safe bleach


1. Spread the washcloth or paper towel on the floor or on a table. Take the piece of cloth that has been stained with crayon and spread it on the paper towel. Make sure that the stained side faces up.
2. Put some stain removal product on the stained area, and allow it to stay undisturbed for about 10-15 minutes. This is necessary to allow penetration of the active substance present in the stain removal product.
3. If needed, put some more amount of the stain removal product. The purpose is to saturate the cloth with it. This will make the task of removing the crayon stains a bit easier and simpler.
4. After the completion of the recommended time period, flip over the clothing. The side that was facing the floor should face up now.
5. Put some amount of stain removal product on the stained area on the cloth. Allow it to stay and saturate the cloth for 10-15 minutes.
6. Pour some dish-washing liquid on the stained area, and rub it gently with a brush. For better and faster cleaning, rub it separately on both the sides. Sprinkle a few drops of water if you feel the need to.
7. Take a bucket containing hot water. Soak the cloth in this hot water. This will break the bonding between the fabric and the stain ingredients. Allow it to stay for about half an hour.
8. Take the cloth out of the water and brush the stained region with a brush. Make sure that you do it gently, as excessive rubbing can tear the cloth.
9. Put the cloth in a bucket of plain warm water. Take it out again and squeeze out excess water.
10. Repeat the previous step 2-3 times. You will find that the stain has faded to a great extent.
One very important point worth mentioning here is to try something to protect the color of the fabric. You need to use a color-safe bleach to keep the color intact. The usage direction is usually mentioned clearly on the pack.
Get a good quality color-safe bleach to remove crayon stains completely from your clothing. Spread the cloth treated in this manner out in the sun and allow it to air dry. In case you still find stains on the clothing, repeat all the steps mentioned here.
Wondering how to get crayon out of clothes that have dried? There can be certain things that can make your work easy. Crayon has wax as one its main ingredients. Therefore, rubbing the wax deposits in the stain on the cloth will help you a lot to remove them. Scrape the wax off with a knife.
You may also use an ice cube to remove wax from the stain. Follow all the instructions mentioned here to get your clothes free from stains and dirt anytime.