Charlie's Corner

September 5, 2019

How to Get Crayon Out of Clothes

Your little guy or gal may be quite the artist, but their artistic skills may show up all over their clothes. Whether the kiddos come home with fresh crayon stains from art time at school, or someone left a crayon in a pocket that went through wash, it can be rather beastly to get crayon out of clothes. But don’t steer your child away from artistic expression just yet. Instead, use these straightforward tips that outline how to remove crayon from clothes.

Steps to Get Crayon Out of Clothes

Fresh crayon stains and melted-on crayon stains use slightly different methods. You’ll also want to try a different tactic with delicate fabrics that could get ruined by standard methods. Let’s start with the fresh stains, as they’re typically the easiest of the bunch.

Remove Fresh Crayon from Clothes

  • Manually scrape off as much excess crayon as possible.
  • Spritz the stain with Charlie’s Soap Laundry Pre-Spray Stain Remover.
  • Rub the liquid into the crayon stain and let it sit for 30 minutes or more.
  • Wash as usual, using Charlie’s Soap Natural Landry Detergent and the hottest water setting the fabric allows.
  • Air dry and check the results.
  • Repeat as needed.

Stubborn stains, like crayon, may take more than one run-through to come clean. That’s perfectly OK when you’re using Charlie’s Soap laundry products. Charlie’s contains natural ingredients that are super tough on crayon but gentle on your clothes. So you can run them through as many washings as it takes.

Get Melted Crayon Out of Clothes

  • Soak the stained item in a tub of hot water and a few dollops of Charlie’s Soap Laundry Pre-Spray Stain Remover.
  • Let it soak for at least 60 minutes.
  • Wash as usual, using Charlie’s Soap Natural Landry Detergent and the hottest water setting the fabric allows.
  • Air dry and check the results.
  • Repeat as needed.

The hot water soak is meant to loosen the crayon wax, but not every fabric can withstand hot water without getting ruined.

Delicate and High-Tech Fabrics

You may need to change techniques to remove crayon from clothes made of high-tech, textured or delicate fabrics. If those fabrics have fresh crayon stains, you can still use Charlie’s Soap Pre-Spray Stain Remover and Natural Laundry Detergent without worry. The natural ingredients are safe for high-tech and delicate fabrics, and you can adjust the water temperature to ensure it’s safe for your items.

Melted-on crayon stains are a different story. If you have melted crayon on delicates, dry-clean only garments, or items that might get ruined soaking in hot water, it may be time to seek out a professional cleaner.

While it’s a huge feat to get crayon out of clothes, there’s one more step you don’t want to skip. Make sure you also get any lingering crayon out of your washer or dryer. Since Charlie’s Soap Natural Landry Detergent cleans your washer with every load, you have that step covered. For lingering crayon stains in the dryer, you can use a magic eraser or load the dryer with clean, dry rags and turn it on so the rags wipe the dryer walls clean.

You’ll be left with a clean washer, clean dryer, and, best of all, clean clothes that are no longer riddled with crayon stains. Keep Charlie’s Soap Pre-Spray Stain Remover and detergent on hand just in case it happens again. Shop Charlie’s Soap now.