Remove crayon from desk

carla35July 13, 2008

I have one of those kid's plastic little tikes type desks that I wanted to give away but it's covered with crayon marks. I'd kinda like to get it clean before I give it away. I tried goo gone and magic earasers... which only helped a little and would require more time than I would want to spend.

Does anyone have any ideas how to remove all the crayon marks that wouldn't involved spending $10 on cleaning supplies or 2 hours on scrubbing? Thanks.

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adellabedella_usa

Magic eraser usually works pretty well without a lot of elbow grease.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 1:13PM
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lindac

It won't do the finish of the plastic any good....but if all you want is clean, comet or another scouring powder should work.
Or just plain old paint thinner should do it as well....should just dissolve the wax.
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 1:17PM
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blackcat333

I used WD-40 on our Little Tikes picnic table. It took some of the crayon off.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 4:25PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

Try some mineral spirits or lighter fluid. It removes lots of stuff without damaging the surface.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 5:10PM
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carla35

Oh, thanks guys, I forgot I posted this. I'll give the suggestions a try. I did get the million small stickers off a few weeks ago! Hopefully, something will work on the crayon marks without too much work.

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2008 at 1:51PM
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trekaren

As a tip to any NEW parents reading this: Make sure you use name brand such as Crayola. Their paints, crayons, etc wash off walls, furniture and clothing much more readily than other brans (Roseart is one of the WORST to get off walls and woodwork).

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 1:28PM
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auntie10

Remember crayon is just wax. Try taking an old towel or piece of fabric, place it on top of the crayon marks and iron. The iron will melt the wax down and it should stick the fabric. I'm not sure if this will work on a bumpy surface though :/

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 8:46PM
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