Best thing to do is scrape off as much of the crayon as possible with a blunt knife. Vacuum the residue.
Place brown paper over the stain and iron on a medium heat until all crayon wax has transferred onto the paper. (10/04/2006)
Happened to me too. 4 Year old fun! Whoopee.
I tried multiple approaches. 1st scraping off excess with credit card 2nd lifting with medium steam iron, old towels, and paper towels, 3rd Goo Gone, 4th WD-40, 5th upholstery shampoo.
Lots of work, but finally have it nearly unnoticeable, except for one slight problem. Left the iron in one spot too long, and have a slight discoloration from that. Bummer. That was my only mistake. Be very careful with the iron.
I would do it almost the same way again, except, I'd use the WD-40 first and Goo-Gone second, because the GooGone is citrus, and leaves a nice smell, while WD-40 leaves an unpleasant chemical odor. Also the WD-40 dissolves the crayon much faster.
If you don't have GooGone then I'd follow up the WD-40 with some other nice smelling upholstery cleaner, and a steam-vac if you have one. (05/01/2007)
Using tips from this web page, I just now cleaned up some crayons melted into the fabric of my car seat. Here's what I did:
1) scrape off as much of the crayon as you can. (using putty knife, old credit card, etc.)
2) spray WD-40 on crayon residue
3) wipe off with paper towells
It worked!!! (05/29/2007)
WD-40 worked like a charm. (07/22/2007)
By Tony A.
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