May 20, 2009,
G.S. asks from Houston, TX on May 16, 2009
Melted Crayon in Carpet
I would like to know if anyone has any information on getting melted crayon out of carpet.
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I would like to thank everyone for their response. We decided to use the warm iron over the paper bag. It worked just as you said it would.
J.W. answers from San Antonio on May 20, 2009
I would think about getting rid of the carpet all together. Kids and carpet don't mix, we recently got wooden floors (not the best choice) but housework has been reduced drastically.
R.C. answers from Houston on May 18, 2009
You can take a warm iron and wax paper. Place the wax paper over the crayon and run the iron over the wax paper and it should help lift the crayon up. Good Luck!
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J.R. answers from San Antonio on May 17, 2009
I, unfortunately,have tackled this problem more than once. Try scraping out any big pieces with a fork. Then lay a white, cotton dish rag or old t-shirt over it and heat it up with a warm iron. The theory is the melted crayon will release from the carpet and cling to the towel, but be very careful not to melt the carpet fibers. Worth a try, but far from perfect.
L.B. answers from Houston on May 17, 2009
I've heard the melting method which everyone seems to be recommending, but I also remember seeing Martha Stewart once remove hardened candle wax by putting candlesticks in the freezer. The frozen wax just peels right off. I think I remember reading somewhere that this works with carpet as well. Just use an ice pack or ice cubes to freeze the wax and then immediately scrape off. Hopefully any residual color left behind from the crayon will come up with a good cleaning. Seems like it would be less messy than melting with an iron or hair dryer, so probably worth a try. Good luck--let us know what works!
C.S. answers from Waco on May 17, 2009
Hi...I have used one method, not sure if its the best way but...seems to work. I let the crayon dry then used regular newspaper (nothing with color print), put it on top of the crayon and use a very hot iron to get it to lift out of carpet. I have even used this method in my car when crayons melted in the back seat! Good luck/
L.R. answers from Sherman on May 17, 2009
I know this works for candle wax.. i was amazed so you might try it.... you take a paper bag from the grocery store and lay it one top... then take your iron and iron the bag.. it soaks up the wax.. it is the weirdest thing..
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C.D. answers from Houston on May 17, 2009
I saw once on TV they put a piece of fabric over the melted crayon and ironed it until the fabric absorbed it. try searching on the net, I'm sure it's on there somewhere. Good Luck.
p.s. It might have been a piece of paper, but I am positive the iron was the magic tool. Good Luck
J.S. answers from Houston on May 17, 2009
i saw this on how clean is your house. use a a brown paper bag to absorrb the was and run and iron over it, layered with a towel. I imagine a hair dryer would work to to melt the crayon.
S.O. answers from Houston on May 18, 2009
Elmer's Sticky Out. Use an ice pack to get the easy part out but the Elmer's sticky out will break and desolve the crayon that is in the fibers. This stuff is made out of citurs no harmful solvents. I even got hair dye and oil paints out with this stuff. Really works well.
T.J. answers from College Station on May 18, 2009
take a newspaper lay iot on top of the stain heat up your iron and iron the newspaper the crayon melts right into the paper and comes right out you may have to do it a couple time and move the newspaper around but it works i had a red crayon in my light tan carpet and it took about 15 mins of my time and the crayon and color were gone.