By Mrs. Mathis
If you need to remove melted crayon from fabric, it may be because one of juniorâ€™s crayons went through the washer and dryer without being found out until it was too late. Still you can wash crayon out of fabric more easily than you can have another child, so take heart. In fact you can clean melted crayon from fabric pretty quickly if you know what to do. So read on to learn the best way to remove crayon from fabric.
How To Remove Melted Crayon From Fabric
Before you can wash crayon out of fabric, you must remove as much of the wax as possible. To do this, place the fabric in the freezer overnight. The next day take the fabric out and scrape off as much of crayon as possible. Next, place several layers of paper towel on each side of the spot and apply a warm iron to the area, changing the papers often until no more wax transfers.
Once you have cleaned melted crayon from fabric you can work on the color stain left behind. Start by rubbing the area with a little Ivory soap dipped in warm water. Rub the soap in well and rinse the area with cool water. Then pretreat the area with any quality laundry pretreater and wash as usual. Check to make sure the stain is gone before you place the item in the dryer. If it is not, move on to the next method.
If this method fails to remove crayon from fabric, you can try applying a little acetone to the spot. Before you do this, however, try out the acetone on a small, inconspicuous spot to make sure it wonâ€™t fade you fabric.
After you rinsed the acetone from the fabric, pretreat and launder the item as described above.Print This Article