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Melted Crayon Dried on Clothing

How do you remove crayon from clothes that have been run through a dryer?

By Linda from Sevierville, TN


Melted Crayon Dried on Clothing


Had a similar incident happen to me today. It was a nasty red crayon, too. I read all the replies and tried alcohol, vinegar and peroxide separately before trying my own thing. I found great success with an Oxiclean product I've recently bought. It's called OxiClean laundry stain remover. It comes in a blue plastic spray bottle. Directions clearly state not to let product dry on the fabric. I've already made that mistake recently. This time I sprayed all the clothes with the product and used an old toothbrush to scrub at the bad spots. After that I put everything in a bucket with hot water and let it soak for about 2 hours. Then I ran the load in the washer. I was completely surprised when the load was done. Nearly all the stains were completely gone. Only a few little spots still remained. I let everything air dry and I'm going to run 1-2 items a 2nd time. Just wanted to pass along my lucky story. (05/13/2010)


By lcfisher

Melted Crayon Dried on Clothing

I was babysitting my little sisters, and forgot about a crayon they had put in my brand new Northface jacket. One washer and dryer load later, and my jacket looked like the spotted leopard we saw at the zoo. Like most people here, I googled my problem and this amazing site was the first to pop up. I soaked my jacket in 1 cup of Oxiclean (the grainy kind, not liquid), 1 cup of Shout, and pretty hot water (as hot as I could make it and still keep my hands in). I then rubbed the crayon spots with my hands for around five minutes and then let it soak for about five minutes. One washer load with some Oxiclean and Shout and regular detergent, and my jacket looks brand new (and so does my kitchen sink!)

Thank you! (07/19/2010)

By Kaistlin

Melted Crayon Dried on Clothing

I used:

  • 2 max caps of tide HE
  • 1 cup Oxiclean in blue bottle
  • 1 cup borax

  • 1 cap full Clorox 2
  • 1 cup Shout spray
  • 1 cup white vinegar, distilled
  • aproximately 1 gallon of very hot water

It works! Honest! Read my story below.


By ohtrixiegirl

Melted Crayon Dried on Clothing

Bless you! My husband was so angry that his two favorite shirts were in the dryer with that dreaded red crayon! I adapted and used this remedy:

  • 3 caps-full of Tide He
  • a whole bottle of Oxiclean in blue spray bottle
  • a whole bottle of ShoutMax
  • a whole small bottle of white vinegar
  • 3 caps of Clorox 2
  • 3 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax

It worked. There were only two tiny pink spots left on two shirts, but very hard to notice. This remedy saved a whole washer full of clothes.

By the way, I cleaned the pink streaked dryer using the following steps:

  1. I ran the dryer on high for 15 minutes to get it warm.
  2. Wearing rubber gloves, I used a damp sponge with Comet cleanser to clean the dryer drum.

  3. I was careful not to rub too abrasively so I did not remove the enamel from the dryer.
  4. I wiped out the Comet with damp paper towels.
  5. I cleaned out the cracks with Comet on a toothbrush and rinsed it, too.
  6. I ran the dryer for about 20 minutes with some damp white towels to see if I missed any crayon.

(Repeat if necessary.) Hope that helps! Clorox on. (09/02/2010)

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