Crayon Mark Removal from Wood Furniture

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How can I remove crayon from wood furniture?

Crayon Mark Removal from Wood Furniture

There are a few things to try when attempting to remove crayon marks from woos furniture. First, try cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap. This should remove the crayon without harming the finish. If not, try mineral spirits, which should also be safe on the finish. WD-40 or Avon Skin-So-Soft should also work, but test on a non-visible area first. Non-gel toothpaste should also be a safe alternative. If all else fails, try applying a little heat from a hair dryer to soften the crayon, then blot with paper towels.



4/25/2007 4:12:59 PM
Sandra said:

This was great!!! I was so upset when my two 3 yr old boys decided to color the entire front of the entertainment stand. Luckily I found this tip and some Avon skin-so -soft in the bathroom cabinet. And it worked like magic!

5/23/2007 11:02:05 AM
Arlene said:

Just tried using Avons skin so soft dry oil body spray (soft&fresh) and ive got all the crayon rubbed off my pine chest of drawers. So yes it does work and gives your room a lovely fragrance!

7/27/2007 4:56:46 PM
j.m. said:

The toothpaste worked well, except on a few spots where the crayon was pretty heavy.

9/1/2011 3:15:34 PM
Tricia said:

The murphy's oil worked for me.

9/14/2011 11:56:49 PM
Honesty said:

Dryer sheets remove crayon. Just scrub, and voila! :)


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