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Remove Crayon Stains


Crayon stains are a combination of wax, which can be difficult to remove from clothing, and dye, which can be nearly impossible to remove from clothing. But there is hope. There are a few simple steps you can try to get the crayon out of your clothes.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 Minutes

Here's How:

  1. Apply WD40 to both sides of the stained area.

    To get rid of the crayon stains, you'll need to create a different kind of stain using the WD40. Place a clean cloth or a paper towel underneath and on top of the stained area to blot up the WD40.

  2. Rub liquid dish soap into the stained area.

    After rubbing the liquid dish soap into both sides, continue blotting the area to remove the crayon stain until no more can be removed. Rinse the stained area thoroughly.

  3. Add a stain remover stick, gel, or spray.

    Use your favorite stain remover product to treat the rest of the crayon stain. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

  4. Wash the stained clothing in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

    Because we used greasy WD40 to remove the crayon part of the stain, we need dish soap and hot water to remove the oily residue. Make sure you check your clothing tags to see what temperature is recommended for the fabric.

  5. Check the crayon stain again before drying. If any hint of the stain remains, you'll need to repeat the steps above to remove it completely before drying.


  1. Crayons stains on the walls can be removed using WD40 as well.
  2. Be sure to clean any crayon residue in your dryer. If there is crayon on your clothing, it may have come from the dryer. Dry another load and you'll end up staining a bunch of clothes.

What You Need

  • WD-40
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels or clean white cloths
  • Stain remover stick, gel, or spray

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