How to Remove Crayon Stains in 4 Easy Steps
Introduction: The Problem of Crayon Stains
Crayons are a great tool for young children to express their creativity. But they are also one of the most difficult stains to remove from clothing, furniture, and carpets.
The problem with crayon stains is that they can be difficult to remove because of the wax content in them. Wax is a natural substance that has an affinity for fibers and other fabrics that it comes into contact with. It's also a very stubborn stain because it does not dissolve in water like other substances do.
This section discusses how to remove crayon stains from various surfaces, such as clothing, furniture, and carpets.
Step 1 - Create a Detergent Solution
In this section, we will go through the process of making a detergent solution. This is a very basic process that can be used to create any type of soap solution.
What you will need:
-A container with a lid (at least 2 liters)
-1/2 cup of detergent
-3 cups of water
-1 teaspoon of glycerin (optional)
-1 tablespoon of liquid castile soap (optional)
-A dropper or pipette for measuring liquids
-A funnel for pouring liquids into the container
Step 2 - Apply the Detergent Solution to Crayon Stain
The detergent solution is the most common way to remove crayon stains. You can use a laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent to apply the solution. The dishwasher detergent is best for removing wax based crayon stains and the laundry detergent is best for removing oil based crayon stains.
Rinse with water:
After applying the solution, rinse your clothes with water. This will help remove any residual traces of the stain.
Step 3 - Dry the Crayon Stain & Prevent Re-Staining
The goal of this section is to provide tips and tricks on how to dry crayon stains. This section will also provide tips on how to prevent crayon stains from re-occurring, which can be especially helpful if you have kids that love drawing with crayons.
An important tip when trying to clean crayon stains is using a damp cloth or sponge on the stain. This will allow the stain to absorb more of the cleaning liquid.Another helpful tip is using an ammonia-based cleaner on the stain, since this will help break down any leftover food particles that are still stuck in the crayon residue.
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