How do you get melted crayon out of clothing?
By Donna from Bristol, VA
Try to put ice on it and the peel it off. (11/20/2010)
I too found a dryer full of jeans and two new work shirts smothered with blue crayon! I tried the Tide/Oxyclean with borax recipe. Instead of Clorox2 I used Vivid and instead of Shout I used Zout. I also used about 6 Shout Color Catchers which absorbed much of the dye. As my work shirts were a lighter cotton I pre-sprayed as much as possible with the Oxiclean blue bottle. I also had to scrub/scrape the worst spots on those. I agitated repeatedly and soaked overnight. I am amazed that the crayon is gone! Thank you to whomever created this recipe. (11/29/2010)
The crayon-free shirt! (11/29/2010)
I soaked the clothes in hot water in the washing machine and it came out perfectly! My entire load of my boys' blue jeans was saved from the red crayon. (12/09/2010)
I was so optimistic after reading these posts, but alas after 12 hours of working on 2 loads of laundry and $40 later, I am throwing out almost all the clothing items affected by an orange crayon that made it through the washer and dryer. The second load was only in the dryer for a few minutes until I found the crayon marks on the first load of clothing. Yes, I did try borax, Tide, Oxiclean, vinegar, multiple spot removers, Dawn dish soap, hot water, presoaking, etc. Ridiculous! I would have felt better if I would have thrown out all the clothes last night. I have no idea how these tricks worked for others. Next time, I'm tossing everything. (12/12/2010)
I opened my dryer and to my horror there was green crayon melted all over my kids clothes. This is what I did to get it out and it work!
Before washing I pretreated stains with Zout (off brand Shout). I just sprayed and brushed it in. Then I did a hot prewash using Thirsties cloth diaper prewash (I'm sure any prewash like Clorox 2 would work, I cloth diaper so I had it handy). Warm rinse.
*This step alone got out the lighter stains.
I let the wash cycle start and then turned the washer off and let the clothes soak for 30 minutes before restarting the washer. It worked and I'm very excited! Good luck!
I just pulled all of the clothes out of the dryer. It worked great, the only thing that did not come out was green on the white stripe of nylon basketball shorts.
Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!