Tips on Removing Crayon Stains From Carpet

crayon stainsCrayon stains are standard, especially in a house full of kids. We probably don’t remember the first time our crayon slipped off the paper and onto Mom’s new rug. But the good news is that our carpet cleaning specialists can remove them. If you have young ones in the house, or if kids ever visit your home, chances are you’re pretty familiar with the paper and crayons that can often take over your kitchen table, right? 

And no matter how hard you try, it seems inevitable that any one of these crayon colours somehow finds a way to leave its mark on your plush, clean carpeting. Yikes! It is possible to clean crayon stains that come off almost any household surface. Your little one just coloured your carpet with a red crayon. So what now? 

You may be angry with all the colourful mess but good news! Crayons and other wax materials are simple to remove. Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland offer expert crayon stain removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East and West Auckland.

The following are procedures on how to remove or clean crayon stains from the carpet.

Things Needed to Clean Crayon Stains


brown paper bag

electric iron

mild detergent

multipurpose cleaner

non-serrated knife

warm water

How to Remove Crayon Stains From Carpet? [DIY method]

  1. Scrape off the crayon. First of all, you have to scrape off the crayons using the non-serrated knife. Carefully avoid damaging the carpet. Force, as well as pressure, should be continuously applied and equally.
  2. Iron the excess crayon. After removing most of the crayon, it’s time to deal with the remaining crayon on your carpet. Get your brown paper, and then lay it over the area. Plug your iron, then iron the brown paper.
  3. Apply methylated spirits or dry cleaning fluid to the affected area.
  4. Follow up cleaning. Once you’ve done ironing the affected area, the crayon should probably be gone. However, there are times when the crayon has set in for a more extended period unnoticed and has accumulated additional dirt, dust and debris. We have to apply to follow up cleaning. Grab your multipurpose cleaner and put some of it on the area and then blot.
  5. Apply mild detergent. Now, grab your mild detergent and pour it over the area. Blot the room once more. Soak up and repeat so long as there is an improvement.
  6. Put over a tiny amount of ammonia and then blot.
  7. Final Rinse. Following putting some amount of ammonia on the carpet, you will need to flood the area with warm water. Right after putting on some water, blot the area to dry. Place over a towel or stack of paper. Primarily you have to add some weights to absorb the water faster. Leave for a few minutes until the carpet is dry.
  8. It may only be sufficient while fresh.

How To Remove Melted Crayon Stains From Carpet?[DIY Method]

  1. Take blue dawn dishwashing solution and mix several drops with a cup of warm water.
  2. Place a white towel over the stained area of your carpet.
  3. Apply the dishwasher and water solution and let it soak into the crayon stain.
  4. Take a hot iron (on the low setting) and place it on the towel-covered stain. Let the iron sit for 40 seconds.
  5. Repeat step 4 several times or until the crayon stain is no longer visible.
  6. Dry the carpet with a hairdryer or a clean towel, blotting until all of the liquid is absorbed.

Crayon Stain Removal Guide

  • Never rub the area once it has stains or wax. Just blot. Rubbing may well spread the stains or wax.
  • Never allow anybody to step on the carpet just immediately after removing the towels you used to absorb the water. Allow for the carpet to completely dry before using it to ensure the rug will not accumulate dirt once we step on it.
  • Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Aucklandstain removal services, in Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.

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Experienced, Researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014.

UPDATED 19/04/2021