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07-28-2007, 02:03 PM
I just washed and dried a whole load with a red crayon /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif

07-28-2007, 02:05 PM
OH POO /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif been there done that and it sucks!

07-28-2007, 02:08 PM
How'd you get it out?

07-28-2007, 02:10 PM

07-28-2007, 02:13 PM
Ever notice how its always the red crayon that ends up in the laundry?

07-28-2007, 02:16 PM
This is what I found from this site... http://members.tripod.com/~Barefoot_Lass/index-2.html

One tip is to try blotting with dry-cleaning solvent.

Add 1/2 cup of baking soda plus your usual amount of detergent and the hottest water setting possible on your machine. Use the soak cycle once, then turn to normal wash cycle as usual. This also works with lipstick stains.

Getting crayon stains out that have been washed in a whole load of laundry; "I used about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of Lestoil and about 1/2 of a small box of baking soda and 1/2 cup of regular detergent. When I finished the load, the clothes were almost cleaned so I put them through another wash with the other 1/2 of baking soda box and a little bit of bleach (because my load was dark) It got rid of every spot of crayon and my clothes are looking great again. For a dark load make sure you use a tiny amount of bleach and it shouldn't bleach your colors. But it helps get rid of any leftover stains that the first wash didn't get out."

07-28-2007, 02:18 PM
My wife uses the powdered oxy stuff to get stains like that out. It takes the dirt off of my dirty work pants so if it can do that, it'll work for anything.

07-28-2007, 02:19 PM
Thanks!! Love your avatar lol

07-28-2007, 03:10 PM
OMG Adigirl I did the same thing last week, ruined every single piece of white clothing I own. Oh well, I got new ones LOL!!
But I was not impressed and the red crayon was in my pants when I washed them and I put them in the dryer which cooked the crayon onto my clothes.

07-28-2007, 03:47 PM
havent happen yet...i hope it doesnt!

Macs II
07-28-2007, 03:52 PM
Here we go again ...women just don't know how to do laundry /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif

07-28-2007, 03:59 PM
been there when my son was little..
crayon all over the clothing and the dryer

07-28-2007, 04:49 PM
Got it all out!! Goo gone, detergent and baking soda.


07-28-2007, 04:58 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Macs</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here we go again ...women just don't know how to do laundry /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif </div></div>