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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Now I Know

You should NEVER leave a two year old alone with a crayon.

So, anyone know how to get crayons marks off of carpeting??

5 comments:

  1. Here's what I found:
    http://www.thathomesite.com/forums/load/cleaning/msg060024244258.html?7

    Good luck!

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  2. Oh no! Barb,you should see my walls and if my carpet wasn't dark I am positive I would have the same visable crayon evidence. Maybe try putting white paper over the crayon marks and then a hot iron to melt onto the paper? Not sure what that would do,but maybe it would work.

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  3. Barb, the effectiveness of using a hot iron depends upon what the carpet is made of. I tried to remove candle wax from our basement carpet and now have a permanent burn.

    Coit says to treat crayon like wax: 1)apply dry cleaning solution and blot. 2) repeat until stain fades. 3) apply dish detergent solution. Blot again. 4)rinse with tap water and blot dry.

    It sounds like a lot of work since the drawings on your carpet are not only in one spot. Godd Luck, Mom

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  4. That's to bad!!! Aimee K.

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  5. Yes, Aimee, it is rather unfortunate :)

    Nice to see you here at my blog!

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