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How to Remove Crayon from Carpet

Crayon is a greasy, waxy substance and can be tricky to remove, especially if it is melted into the carpet. If a crayon is left on the floor and exposed to prolonged direct sunlight, or if a crayon is left in a car on a hot day, the crayon will melt and spread deep into the carpet fibers. As you begin to remove the crayon from the carpet, it may take an extra bit of patience and care to fully extract the greasy residue. Professional carpet cleaners may encounter crayon spots in carpet in homes, schools, vehicle interiors—essentially anywhere a child is likely to bring a pack of crayons along.  


Method One:

  1. Remove any excess crayon with a bone spatula.
  2. Apply Matrix Orange Power Gel undiluted to the area and work in with a bone spatula Blot with a spotting towel. Note: Do not over-apply or aggressively scrub Orange Power Gel into the carpet as it can cause delamination if allowed to penetrate through the carpet backing. 
  3. Apply Matrix Breakdown P.O.G. undiluted. Tamp and blot with a tamping brush and spotting towel.
  4. Apply Matrix Release undiluted. Tamp and blot with a tamping brush and spotting towel.
  5. Rinse with water. If the stain persists, continue with Method Two.


Method Two:

  1. Apply Matrix Red Be Gone diluted with equal parts of A & B to the spot.
  2. Press a damp, clean, white spotting towel to the spot.
  3. Place a steam iron set at the lowest steam setting to the towel. Check the towel every 10-15 seconds for signs of transfer. Be careful not to transfer actual carpet dye to the towel.
  4. Once all the crayon wax is gone, rinse the area with water.


Warning: Always test materials for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix products unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.

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