Crayon Melted on Clothing in Dryer

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Crayon Melted on Clothing in Dryer

To remove crayon stains that have been melted onto clothing in the dryer, 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 dishwashing detergent and work into the stained area, replacing towelling as it absorbs the stain. Wash in hottest water possible with laundry detergent and bleach 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 sets stains so clean the drum of your dryer to remove any remaining wax residue by spraying a soft cloth with WD-40, and wiping the drum. Run a load of dry rags through a drying cycle to ensure that your drum is clean.

   

Comments

9/27/2006 1:07:50 AM
Angie said:

I thought my whites were ruined with a green and red crayon in the pockets of my sons shorts that melted in the dryer..I used 20 Mule Borax in hot water..worked great!!!! To clean the dryer I used toothpaste and a wet rag.


11/17/2007 11:20:50 AM
mandacarly said:

the laundry i have a crayon melted on is colored and can not be bleached. what now?


12/10/2008 8:46:36 AM
elishia said:

what is 20 mule borax and where do i get it from?


4/11/2009 5:39:35 PM
sarah said:

I want to thank Angie so much. The toothpaste worked. you are a life-saver. Thank you for this website.




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