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How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet

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In this post, I'll show you EXACTLY how to remove crayon marks from carpet.

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet

Part 1: Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet Using WD40 (Step-By-Step Guide)

Professional carpet cleaners typically use odorless mineral spirits to remove crayon marks from carpet. For your average person looking to quickly and easily remove crayon marks from carpet, I'd recommend using WD-40.

 

WD-40 is more than just a lubricant, in fact, it is a multi-use product that has more than 2000 uses, many of which are cleaning uses.

 

To remove crayon marks from carpet, lightly spray the WD-40 on the crayon mark and then wipe the mark off with a white cloth. The mineral oils, and mineral spirits in the WD-40 will help loosen the waxy crayon marks from the carpet fibers allowing them to be wiped away with a cloth. Spray and wipe away until the crayon marks completely disappear from the carpet. 

Once the Crayon marks are gone, it's a good idea to rinse the WD-40 from the carpet - I'll show you how to do that in part 2 of this article. 

YOU WILL NEED: 

1) WD-40 (USA, UK, CAN)

2) White Cloths (USA, UK, CAN)

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Step 1

Step 1 - You will need a can of WD-40 and an old white cloth. If you don't have a white cloth, paper towel can be used instead.

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Step 2

Step 2 - Conservatively spray the WD-40 on the crayon mark(s) in the carpet. Add a small amount of WD-40 at a time. Do not over saturate the area, as this can make it difficult to rinse the WD-40 from the carpet after using. 

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Step 3

Step 3 - Wipe the crayon mark from top to bottom with a white cloth. do not wipe the crayon in a back and forth direction, as this may cause the carpet fibers to fray. The crayon will transfer from the carpet to the cloth.

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Step 4

Step 4 - Respray and wipe away until the crayon marks are gone.

Part 2: Rinse the WD-40 From the Carpet (Step-By-Step Guide)

Now that the crayon marks are out of the carpet, it is a good idea to rinse the WD-40 residue out of the carpet. 

The best way to rinse WD-40 from the carpet is with isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is a degreaser, so it will easily dissolve the WD-40, and suspend it in the alcohol solution, making it easy to rinse from the carpet. I recommend doing 2 to 3 rinse cycles to remove as much WD-40 as possible. 

YOU WILL NEED:

1) 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (USA, UK, CAN)

2) Spray Bottle (USA, UK, CAN)

3) Mini Wet/Dry Vacuum (USA, UK, CAN)

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Rinsing - Step 1

Step 1 - Fill a spray bottle with 70% to 98% isopropyl alcohol

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Rinsing - Step 2

Step 2 - Spray the isopropyl alcohol over an area slightly larger than where the WD-40 was sprayed. Allow the isopropyl alcohol to sit for 30 seconds before extracting. 

How to Remove Crayon Marks From Carpet - Rinsing - Step 3

Step 3 - Extract the isopropyl alcohol from the carpet using a mini wet/dry vacuum. Repeat steps two and three about two to three times to rinse as much of the WD-40 from the carpet as possible. 

When done, allow the carpet to dry, and that's it!

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