I ran my child’s clothes through the dryer without realizing there was a crayon in there too. How can I remove the stain?
It doesn’t matter whether the crayon melted in the pocket of a sweatshirt left in the hot car or accidentally went through a hot dryer—you have quite a problem to deal with! Crayons have a waxy component that doesn’t break up in a detergent and water solution–that’s why these stains are such a pain. Below are some tips for getting out wax stains which should hopefully help you:
A few more thoughts on wax removal: brown paper bags are nice to work with here because it is very easy to see the wax absorb onto the bag. It’s also important to work with the iron on its lowest heat setting so you don’t melt the wax too quickly and cause it to absorb into the fabric, or melt the fabric if it is synthetic. You can check your progress and possibly increase the temperature depending on how hot your iron is–they do vary.