How to Remove Crayon Wax from Car Upholstery

August 6th, 2010


Crayon wax can easily stain your car upholstery when it melts into it. Kids traveling long distances in cars usually need to have something to do. Coloring with crayons is a great activity to keep them busy for awhile. When they leave the crayons in the seat, and they melt from the heat, or they are pressed into the upholstery, it can cause quite a stain. Here are the steps to take to remove the crayon wax.

Tools and Materials Needed:

* Paper towels
* Dish liquid
* WD-40
* Scrub brush
* Rag
* Metal scraper

Step 1 – Scrape off Wax

Try to clean off as much of the crayon wax as you can with the metal scraper. Pry it up and run the scraper over it being careful not to rip the upholstery.

Step 2 – Spray WD-40

Once you have as much of the crayon removed as you can, spray on a small amount of WD-40. Let it sit on the wax for about 10 minutes.

Step 3 – Dab with Sponge

After the WD-40 has set for 10 minutes dab a small amount of dish liquid on the stain and rub it with a sponge. This will loosen up the wax material. Wipe it up with a rag.

Step 4 – Repeat Process

If you find that there is still some crayon wax on the upholstery, repeat the process a few more times. You should be left with a clean fabric free of any crayon marks.

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