If you have kids around, you are bound to end up with a crayon or two in your laundry at some point. When a piece of crayon gets passed along with your clothes into the dryer, it can be almost disasterous. The crayon melts and sticks onto your clothes. The color of the crayon stains the clothes, and you have a big cleanup task in front of you. After trying a bunch of different methods to remove the melted crayon stain, I have come up with the perfect combination that will surely get your stain out. Here it is. Good luck.
What you need:
* W-D 40
* Paper Towels
* Liquid Dish Soap
* Boiling Water
* Color-Safe Bleach Detergent
* Stain remover
1. First of all, when you realize you have a crayon in your dryer and on your clothes, separate the clothes from all of your clean ones and remove any pieces of crayon that may still be left over in the dryer.
2. With the stained clothes, scrape off as much of the crayon as you can with the dull side of a butter knife.
3. Then, lay out a few paper towels under the garment, and spray the stain with W-D 40 on both sides. Let this sit for about 10 minutes, then squirt some liquid dish soap like Dawn or Palmolive onto the stain and work it through with your fingers. You will see the color beginning to seep out of the clothes stain and into the paper towel.
4. Boil some water in a pan and then move your garment to the sink. Pour the boiling water over the stained area. Be careful though. I like to lay my clothes down in the sink to pour the boiling water over them.
5. Next, wash the stained clothes in hot water with color-safe bleach detergent on the regular cycle.
6. After the wash cycle is done, check to see if all of the stain came out. The crayon should all be out, but some of the color might remain. If this is the case, spray some stain remover on the spots, let it sit for a few minutes, then re-wash. This should do the trick.