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Any advice. Put crayons in dryer with jacket by mistake.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Jennyhaschicks, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    I washed dd's jacket. A very expensive winter jacket might I add. [​IMG] She failed to take her crayons out of her pocket and I didn't check before I washed this. (she is 7 btw). It was fine through the washer, but the dryer did a number on it.
    I put it through a hot water wash and it took some of the crayon out of the fabric. I was hoping somebody might have advice on how to handle this?? Any tips on what I can use to take the crayon out of the fabric?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    ICE...put ice on the wax spots and make it brittle so you can crack it off...

    and then stain remover for the stain left....most crayons are pretty forgiving when it comes to staining...good luck it may take a few treatments
     
  3. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been there done that. I even did the kiddy lipstick in the washer and it was a MESS!!! Back a few years ago when I washed the crayons I found a crayon stain remover bottle at Wal-Mart. You could check there. It worked, but one piece of clothing I had to wash a couple of times since it was so badly marked up.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    after you peel off the larger chunks of crayons, can you take a paper bag and iron and try and get more out....
    I remember my mom doing that when I got melted crayon on something....The paper bag helps soak up the greasey gunk from the crayon....
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Yes, it is alot of work, but it does work to use ice and.or an iron. But, don't iron it if the material of the jacket is an acetate type of nylon!!!

    Try the ice and the commercial remover. Also, crayola has a site that has some cool tips on removing crayon from almost anything!!



    http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/staintips/index.cfm edited to add site!
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  6. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    YEP agree with the whole ice - pick, paper bag and iron thing

    it works [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Tie dye that jacket?
     
  8. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:I think I am going to retire that jacket. It's a mess. Small blotches of crayon everywhere. I can't iron it because it's nylon on the outer shell.

    [​IMG]
     

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