Apparel/Fabrics

  1. Place the stained fabric face down on a pad of white paper towels and treat stained fabric with a commercial pre-wash spot and stain remover. Wait 2 minutes, then turn the fabric over and repeat the process. Apply liquid dishwashing detergent to the stain and work it into fabric. Wash in hot or warm water with a heavy-duty liquid detergent and sodium perborate bleach.
  2. For a washer or dryer load of crayon marked clothes, dry-clean in a coin-operated dry-cleaning machine or take to a commercial dry-cleaner.

NOTE: To rid the washer and dryer of any remaining crayon wax, spray the drums with a commercial pre-wash spot and stain remover. Wipe drums with a soft cloth. Rewash washing machine drum by running a load of rags full cycle, using a heavy-duty liquid detergent, hot water and full water level. For the dryer, run the wet rags through the drying cycle.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always read the care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children. 
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Carpet

Blended Fibers, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool

  1. Gently scrape excess crayon residue from the carpet surface. Sponge the stain using a small amount of a commercial dry-cleaning solvent. Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to the carpet backing. Blot with an absorbent pad. Continue until no more stain is removed.
  2. If a dye remains, dilute 1 part rubbing alcohol with 2 parts water. Test in an inconspicuous place. If the carpet is colorfast, apply the solution to the stain in small amounts, blotting well after each application. Allow to dry.

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid or carbon tetrachloride. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.
  • Alcohol will damage acetate, triacetate, modacrylics and acrylic fibers. Dilute with 2 parts water on acetate.

Hard Surface Floors

Brick, Concrete, Stone/masonry, Tile 

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub "Crayerase," a commercial, mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. "Crayerase" can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An artgum eraser may also work well.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of Cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children. • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Resilient

Rub the stain with "Crayerase," a commercial, mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased at hardware or wallpaper-stores. -A light stroke of the bar will remove crayon marks. Polish or wax as usual. 

Wood

  1. Sponge lightly with an absorbent pad dampened with naphtha. Blot dry.
  2. Apply a paste wax using very fine (#0000) steel wool. Rub in the direction of the grain.
  3. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface or smear the residue. Rub the crayon stain with Crayerase, a commercial mild abrasive bar that can be purchased at hardware or wallpaper stores. Any remains of the crayon can be polished away with a chamois cloth. Polish or wax the wood surface as usual. If you cannot find a Crayerase bar, you might try using an artgum eraser.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Furniture

Aluminum, Bamboo, Cane, Cast/wrought Iron, Marble, Plastic, Stainless, Steel, Vinyl

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipf in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. Sponge lightly with a dry-cleaning fluid' or naphtha. Blot dry.
  3. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An artgum eraser may also work well.

NOTE: Always buy washable crayons for children.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Upholstered Furniture

Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Natural Fibers, Wool

  1. If crayon soil is heavy, gently scrape (using a dull-edged knife, spoon or spatula) to remove excess residue. Sponge the stain using a small amount of a commercial dry-cleaning solvent. (Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to sizing and backing of the fabric or the stuffing materials.) Blot. Mix 1 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Sponge the area with this solution. Sponge with clean water. Blot thoroughly and allow to dry. If crayon residue remains, repeat the process.
  2. If any dye from the crayon remains, sponge the stain using 1 part rubbing alcohol mixed with 2 parts water. Rinse well with clear water and allow to dry 

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery. 
  • Overwetting with water may cause the finish on the upholstery fabric to migrate and thus leave a circle in the treated area. 
  • Alcohol will damage acetate, triacetate, modacrylics and acrylic fibers. Dilute with 2 parts water on acetate.

Leather

Sponge lightly with a dry-cleaning solvent. Blot with a dry white cloth.

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha.These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Walls And Ceilings

Dry Wall/gypsum Board, Plaster (Painted), Tile, Wood (Painted), Paneling (Plastic Coated)

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An artgum eraser may also work well.

Paper (Leather, Suede)

Using the edge of a dull knife or your fingernail, gently scrape away the crayon, being careful not to smear the residue. If any stain remains, mix a thick paste of Fuller's Earth and water. Apply the paste to the stain. Carefully brush it off when it dries. Repeat if necessary. When the stain has been removed, on leather only, follow with an application of a commercial leather conditioner. This will keep the leather soft and will prevent cracking.

NOTE: Fuller's Earth (available at drug and garden supply stores) is best used on dark colors. If your leather or suede is a light color, you can substitute cornstarch or cornmeal as the absorbent material in the paste.

Paper (Flocked/embossed, Foil, Grass-cloth, Regular Untreated)

  1. If a thick amount of crayon remains on wallpaper, scrape off excess using the dull edge of a table knife, trying not to smear the residue. Apply a commercial paste spot remover. Brush off after it dries to a powder. Wipe gently with a cloth moistened with denatured alcohol or a commercial spot remover. Be sure to test the product first in an inconspicuous spot before using.
  2. Rub the crayon marks lightly with the edge of Crayerase, a mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased in hardware or wallpaper stores. Rub in several different directions if the wallpaper is textured.
  3. Another method is to lightly rub the stain with a dry, soap-filled steel wool pad. If stain persists, rub very gently with baking soda sprinkled on a damp cloth. Wipe away any residue with a damp cloth. Pat dry.

NOTE: Crayon involves removing a wax/grease stain as well as a dye stain.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Denatured alcohol and commercial spot removers are highly flammable and the vapors are toxic. Do not use around an open flame. Do not smoke. Open a window or door to provide good venti lation. 
  • Do not use Method #3 on Flocked/Embossed or Grass-Cloth wallpapers.

Paper (Plastic Coated, Vinyl Fabric Backed, Vinyl Paper Backed, Vinyl)

  1. If a thick amount of crayon remains on wallpaper, scrape off excess using the dull edge of a table knife. Fold several thicknesses of paper towels or soft cloth to create a blotter. Place over stain and hold a warm iron over blotter, moving blotter as it absorbs the greasy stain.
  2. If grease still remains, apply a commercial spot remover and brush off after it dries to a powder. Wipe the area using a sponge dipped in sudsy water, followed by a damp sponge dipped in clear water. Blot thoroughly. 
  3. Rub the crayon marks lightly with the edge of Crayerase, a mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased in hardware or wallpaper stores. Rub in several different directions if the wallpaper is textur
  4. Another method is to lightly rub the stain with a dry, soap-filled steel wool pad. If stain persists, rub very gently with baking soda sprinkled on a damp cloth. Wipe away any residue with a damp cloth. Pat dry.

NOTE: Crayon involves removing a wax/grease stain as well as a dye stain.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of productslcans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Wood Or Paneling (Stained)

Use the edge of a dull knife or your fingernail, to gently scrape away the crayon, being careful not to smear the residue. Rub the crayon stain with Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased at the hardware or wallpaper store. Then polish or wax the wood surface. If you cannot find a Crayerase bar, you might try using an artgum eraser. Polish away any remains with a chamois cloth.


Metals

Aluminum, Brass, Brass Plate, Bronze, Cast/wrought Iron, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Stainless Steel, Magnesium, Tin

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a sol ution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An artgum eraser may also work well.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. • Be sure to store and dispose of productslcanslcontainers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Other/interior

Acrylic Plastic, Alabaster, Ceramic Glass, Enamel, Glass, Grout, Ivory, Lade, Plastic, Plexiglas

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An artgum eraser may also work well.

NOTE: Always buy washable crayons for children.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.

Kitchen/bathroom Cabinets (Wood)

  1. Sponge lightly with an absorbent pad dampened with naphtha. Blot dry.
  2. Apply a paste wax using very fine (#0000) steel wool. Rub in the direction of the grain.

Exterior Surfaces

Foundation

Brick, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An art-gum eraser may also work well.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chi Idren.

Wood

Gently scrape excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to smear the residue. Rub the crayon stain with Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased at hardware or wallpaper stores. Any remains of the crayon can be polished away with a chamois cloth. If you cannot find a Crayerase bar, you might try using an art-gum eraser.

Porches, Decks, Patios

Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An art-gum eraser may also work well.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Wood (stained)

Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to smear the residue. Rub the crayon stain with Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased at hardware or wallpaper stores. Any remains of the crayon can be polished away with a chamois cloth. If you cannot find a Crayerase bar, you might try using an art-gum eraser.

Siding/walls

Aluminum, Brick, Masonite, Hardboard, Composition Board, Stone, Stucco, Vinyl, Wood (Painted)

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An art-gum eraser may also work well.

CAUTIONS

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products!cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chiIdren.

Wood (Stained)

Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to smear the residue. Rub the crayon stain with Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased at hardware or· wallpaper stores. Remains of the crayon can be polished away with a chamois cloth. If you cannot find a Crayerase bar, you might try using an art-gum eraser.

Other/exterior

Shutters, Window Mantels, Trim (Wood)

Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to smear the residue. Rub the crayon stain with Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar that can be purchased at hardware or wallpaper stores. Any remains of the crayon can be polished away with a chamois cloth. If you cannot find a Crayerase bar, you might try using an art-gum eraser.

Windows (Glass, Plastic, Fiberglass), Shutters, Window Mantels, Trim (Wood, Fiberglass, Vinyl)

  1. Gently scrape any excess crayon from the surface using the dull edge of a plastic credit card. Take care not to scratch the surface. This should be sufficient to remove the stain. Wipe with a sponge dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent (not soap) and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. On flat or glossy painted surfaces, rub Crayerase, a commercial, mildly abrasive bar, lightly over the crayon marks. Remove any shine left on flat painted surfaces by sponging lightly with hot water. Crayerase can be purchased at a hardware or wallpaper store. An art-gum eraser may also work well.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chiIdren.