Flooring Tips & Tricks

How to Remove Crayon Wax from Your Carpet

carpet-one-floor-home-roseville-chico-ca-flooring-tips-tricks-remove-crayon-wax-stain-kidHas your little artist used your carpet as their canvas? This is a very common problem when you have children or even when you have adults who enjoy expressing their creativity. Children do not seem to understand that you draw on paper only, so they use the walls and carpet to create their masterpiece as well. Here are some tips from Roseville Carpet One on how to get crayon or wax out of your carpeting.


There are a few items you want to make sure you have on hand to take care of any of those little carpet art projects as soon as they occur. These include:

  • Cotton Cloth 
  • Dull Knife or Spoon
  • Cleaning Solvent
  • White Vinegar 
  • Clean Towel 
  • Paper Towels

There are different ways to try to remove crayon marks from your carpets. The best thing is to pick the one that you want to try or that you have the supplies for and if it does not work, then try a different method. Before trying any method, however, you need to remove any excess crayon first.

carpet-one-floor-home-roseville-chico-ca-flooring-tips-tricks-remove-crayon-waxMethod One for Cleaning

  1. APPLY a dry cleaning solvent onto a damp towel
  2. BLOT don't rub 
  3. REPEAT solvent application as above-do not apply directly to carpet
  4. BLOT don't rub 
  5. APPLY water with damp towel
  6. BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels

Method Two for Cleaning

If your results are less than satisfactory using Method One, try Method Two.

  1. SCRAPE or blot up excess crayon with a dull knife or spoon
  2. APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel
  3. BLOT don't rub 
  4. APPLY white vinegar (undiluted) using a damp towel 
  5. BLOT don't rub 
  6. APPLY water with damp sponge 
  7. BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels

If your stain removal methods fail and you are still left with artwork on your carpet, Roseville Carpet One always suggests that you get advice from a professional carpet cleaner. Click here to view more Flooring Tips & Tricks >

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