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#1 of 3 Old 06-03-2010, 11:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My child thought it would be a great idea to use crayons on our patio. It's a really nice patio that looks like brick, but I'm not sure if that's different from colored concrete....if that even matters! I used a hard bristle brush with some dish soap, no luck. Any ideas?

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My friends DS coloured our fireplace bricks at our old place. This was years ago, but the only thing that I found that helped was super hot water and lots of white cloths to blot with. The hot water would soften the wax and I would blot with the cloth. More super hot water, and blot. It took forever but it did come off. I used a brick cleaner from the hardware store to lift the last layer of colour that had stained the bricks. Good luck!!
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You can also try to blast the crayon with your hairdryer on high heat and use paper towels or rags to blot up the softened/melted wax.

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