If you have kids, you will have at least one crayon, if not more than one. The hard section is getting it out of the carpet since it can stick to the fibers and stain them. Because crayons aren’t as solid as slime and playdough, they can be much harder to get out of carpets.
This article will show three different ways to get crayons out of your carpets with step-by-step pictures. All of the things on this list have been tried by me to get crayon stains out of my carpet. You might not have to scrape the crayon off based on your carpet type.
The fastest way to get a crayon out of your carpet is to rub it with an ice pack to make it harden, spray the spot with WD-40, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Use a sponge to get rid of the crayon, and then let it dry in the air. Follow the steps below to make crayon marks on your carpet last longer.
3 Methods for Removing Crayon from Carpet
Using alcohol rub
In the first method, rubbing alcohol is used, a great cleaner that doesn’t hurt most things it comes in contact with.
Remove everything from the carpet area where the crayon marks and stains are. After that, use the butter knife to scrape off any big pieces of crayon.
Use the butter knife to scrape off what you don’t want. Spray some rubbing alcohol on the wound and let it work for 10 minutes.
Don’t pour the rubbing alcohol on the carpet because it will loosen the glue on the back and make your carpet’s warranty void.
In this step, either uses a soft scrub brush that won’t damage your carpet or wet a microfiber cloth with warm water and cleanse the area.
After you’re done wiping the stained part of the carpet. Check to see if everything is gone and if the crayon’s color has been removed. You can get a new microfiber cleaning cloth, add warm water, and wipe it again. If you don’t wish to wait for the carpet to dry naturally, you can use a hairdryer or a cloth iron.
Use Dishwashing Liquid
Dawn dish detergent is the best way to eliminate stains and other things, so it works great for getting crayon out of your carpet.
Remove any crayon that has built up on the carpet so that it will be easier to clean with dawn dish soap. Take whatever you got and throw it away.
Since you took out the big pieces of a crayon, if there were any, you can now use a vacuum to get rid of things you couldn’t reach with your hands. Mix 2 spoons of Dawn dish soap in a large bowl with warm water.
Before adding the Dawn dish soap:
- Test it on a small area or look at the tag on the back of the carpet to see if it will stain it.
- Use the mixture you just made to wet a microfiber cleaning cloth and wipe away the stain.
- Use a new microfiber cleaning cloth to clean the area again.
- Use a scrub brush if the crayon mark won’t come off with the microfiber cleaning cloth.
You can let the carpet dry naturally or use a hairdryer in its hottest setting.
Using Goo Gone To Remove Crayon Stains
You can use the goo to get crayon stains out of carpets. If you have kids, you should have a bottle of this.
In the same way as in the steps above, you need to scrape off any big chunks of crayon. But you don’t have to do that if you have gone because pouring some on the crayon stain on your carpet will soften everything.
After pouring the goo on it:
- Let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Use a scrub brush or a paper towel to remove the crayon mark.
- If loose pieces of crayon get in the way, use a vacuum to pick them up, so they don’t spread more on the carpet.
Keep wiping the spot on the carpet where the crayon is until there are no more signs of color. After that, use a clean microfiber cloth and warm water to wipe down the area to finish cleaning it. Use a dryer or an iron to dry.
Have a place in your house where your kids can paint, so they don’t mess up the carpets and walls. If they do, the fence is already covered and protected by plaster, just like the floors, so this won’t happen to you. If you do each of these methods correctly, they are very effective.