Cleaning Tips

Although ideally its best to supervise your littles when they get creative from time to time accidents will happen. All the below tips are taken directly from Crayola who quite rightly are the experts on crayons. Luckily we have had no cause yet to test any of these processes so cannot vouch for any of them but they seem pretty confident these are the best steps. Please take care when attempting any cleaning technique we do not take any responsibility for any damage caused either with our crayons or in the process of following one of these cleaning techniques.

  Crayons (Regular) on brick
Spray with WD-40 and brush with a stiff bristle brush. Re-spray and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

  Crayons (Regular) on carpet and upholstery
Scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dish detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge. If stain remains, repeat the procedure. 

  Crayons (Regular) on carpeting - commercial grade short pile
Spray stain with WD-40 and rub with soft cloth until stain is removed. 

  Crayons (Regular) on chalkboard - slate or green
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

 

  Crayons (Regular) on concrete
Spray with WD-40 and brush with a stiff bristle brush. Re-spray and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

  

  Crayons (Regular) on durable cloth car interiors
Scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dish detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge. If stain remains, repeat the procedure.

  Crayons (Regular) on fabrics-fresh stains/heat-set stains(melted)
Place the stained surface down on pad of paper towels, spray with WD-40, let stand a few minutes, turn fabric over and spray the other side. Apply liquid dish soap and work into the stained area, replacing toweling as it absorbs the stain. Wash in hot water with laundry detergent and Clorox 2 or OxiClean powder for about 12 minutes (use heavy soiled setting if there is no minute timer on your machine) and rinse in warm water. SPECIAL NOTE: Heat-Set Stains-Clean the drum of your dryer to remove any remaining wax residue. Spray a soft cloth with WD-40, and wipe the drum. Clean the WD-40 residue from the drum by washing with liquid dish soap and water. Run a load of dry rags through a drying cycle to ensure that your drum is clean. 

  Crayons (Regular) on finished wood (paint, stain, varnish)
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

  Crayons (Regular) on Formica® and metal
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

 

  Crayons (Regular) on glass and porcelain
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

  Crayons (Regular) on marble
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

  Crayons (Regular) on Microfiber fabrics
Scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dish detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge. If stain remains, repeat the procedure. 

  

  Crayons (Regular) on painted walls
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

  

  Crayons (Regular) on plastic
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

  

  Crayons (Regular) on scrubbable wallpaper
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

 

  Crayons (Regular) on tile
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

    

  Crayons (Regular) on unfinished wood (untreated/raw)
Apply rubbing alcohol to a soft cloth and wipe stain. If stain remains, repeat until stain is removed.

    

  Crayons (Regular) on unwashable materials
For non-washable materials, consult a professional dry cleaner.

 

  Crayons (Regular) on upholstery
Scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dish detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge. If stain remains, repeat the procedure.

    

  Crayons (Regular) on vinyl flooring-no wax
Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.