I am looking for a way to get oil-based crayon off my white carpet!

I am hesitant to go to my usual "go-to's" due to the oil-base. My carpet is white and the colors are all different. It was a play date gone bad. I really need some ideas. Thank you in advance!
i am looking for a way to get oil based crayon off my white carpet
i am looking for a way to get oil based crayon off my white carpet
  17 answers
  • Dmg3224724 Dmg3224724 on Jul 11, 2016
    Have you ever heard of Folex? You can find it at Home Depot. It comes in a generic looking white plastic container with purple printing, but it is amazing stuff.
  • Janel Borg Janel Borg on Jul 11, 2016
    Someone spilled melted hot pink candle wax on my carpet at work. I used a hot iron with brown paper bags and itALL CAME UP! You put the paper bag over the spot. Place hot iron on the bag. Pick up and you will see the oil and wax has come up and is on the bag. Replace the bag over the spot using a new clean area of the bag. Continue this until it is all gone!
  • Irene Irene on Jul 11, 2016
    We once brought a HUD home with a number of dark Old English oil drippings on a beige carpet under a door. A builder highly recommended Ascetone. Test it in a closet first. I poured it on a clean cloth and the stains just vanished. It was amazing. I've since used it on many other stains with very positive results. Most nail polish removers are Ascetone or you can find cans of Ascetone at Home Depot, maybe even Walmart.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 11, 2016
    Try a small area with a cloth dipped in mineral spirits.
  • Cathy Bailey Cathy Bailey on Jul 11, 2016
    Try boiling hot water in a kettle, Pour a little hot water on it to melt it and dab with an old towel. Do Not Rub, DAB. Repeat until have it all. You can sop any excess water with a clean towel. Let it dry or use a fan to dry it faster. Good Luck
  • Will these suggestions work with OIL crayons? They are different then regular crayons. I appreciate all the helpful suggestions!
  • Christina Childress Christina Childress on Jul 12, 2016
    I read where you can remove candle wax by putting down a paper towel then applying a hot iron to remove the wax. I tried it and it worked for me.
  • Bla6178399 Bla6178399 on Jul 12, 2016
    Years ago, my husband worked on machinery that sprayed very fine oil over him and his clothing. Lestoil cleaned his work clothing very, very well. Lestoil breaks down the oil...I would try that. Good luck, hope this works!
  • Abbigail Hunter Abbigail Hunter on Jul 12, 2016
    Try ice to make it hard and then use a razor scraper not to cut the carpet but it will shav e of the wax.
  • Aimee Aimee on Jul 12, 2016
    Use Goo Gone...it's a miracle cleaner for that kind of stuff.
  • Cynthia fowler Cynthia fowler on Jul 12, 2016
    Have you thought to use some WD-40 ? It is really good at getting crayon off the walls and out of clothes. Just spray a little bit let it sit couple minutes then dab DO NOT RUB at the crayon until it is up and out of the carpet. Or some HOT HOT DAWN water. Putting a lot of Dawn in the water, Like a TBSP to a QUART of water as hot as you can possibly handle. Take and soak the spots with the Dawn solution and let set. Begin with the first one you wet and soak up the water and then wet it again and keep this up dabbing at it each time until you get the crayon up. You may have to warm your water back up. If so just add a little more soap and your good to go. I have 4 grown children and 10 grands so I try to keep up on these things. WD-40 is a good one though. Just wash up behind it with some hot water and dish soap. Good Luck!!!!! And the Dawn breaks down Grease , so it is your choice. Let us know how it turns out.
  • Deborah Baugher Deborah Baugher on Jul 12, 2016
    I have recently found out a Norwex Cleaning Products all natural and the Best part for me Non Allergic...They are the best products I have ever used...I used one teaspoon to 32 ounces of warm water if the Norwex Laundry Detergent...it took stains out that have been ground in for years..Go To Norwex Products n you can see the Catalog...My Daughter sells the products....It's Magical
  • Eloise Eloise on Jul 12, 2016
    I like the WD-40 solution. It worked well on tape residue on my light beige carpet. A couple of things: try it on an inconspicous area first, or on a piece of leftover carpeting from the install. And, as Cynthia said, DON'T RUB--BLOT.
  • WAYNE WAYNE on Jul 12, 2016
  • Ranger Ranger on Jul 12, 2016
    Lay a sheet of porous paper over it and iron. Keep moving the paper and iron over the stained area. The paper will soak up the crayon and oil. Afterwards, clean area with baking soda and white vinegar.
  • Ben Ben on May 09, 2018

    have you tried baking soda