How to remove Oil Pastels (Crayola and Portfolio® Series) from fabrics-fresh stains/heat-set stains(melted)

Place the stained surface down on a pad of paper towels, spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. Turn fabric over and spray the other side. Apply liquid dish detergent and work into the stained area. Replace towels as they absorb the stain. Wash in hot water with laundry detergent and Clorox 2 or OxiClean powder for about 12 minutes (use heavy soiled setting if there is no minute timer on your machine) and rinse in warm water. Line dry. Remaining stain may be treated with a stain remover such as Shout or Spray & Wash and then repeat washings. SPECIAL NOTE Heat-Set Stains-Clean the drum of the dryer to remove any remaining wax residue. Spray a soft cloth with WD-40 and wipe the drum. Run a load of dry rags through a drying cycle to ensure that your drum is clean.

Please Note...

The suggestions for removing stains have been compiled as a service to our consumers. We are unable to guarantee or be responsible for the results obtained by these procedures. You may also wish to consult your local cleaner for further recommendations.

Before attempting the stain removal method, test each procedure on an inconspicuous area of the material or surface to be cleaned. Please be advised these stain removal methods involve hazardous products and are intended only for adult use. Crayola does not recommend children attempt these procedures.

In many procedures, specific brands of products are recommended. These are brands that performed most effectively in our laboratory. Always check individual containers for recommended procedures and warnings. Competitive brand products may work equally well.

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