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#1 of 6 Old 05-03-2008, 02:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey all, DD got a bit experimental this morning and colored on her new play kitchen which I have not gotten the chance to stain or seal yet. It is a beeswax crayon.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get it off without damaging the unfinished wood?

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I've used very fine grade sandpaper to remove crayon marks off unsealed wood. Go very gently but I would think it would be OK.
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You can also try the iron method, just be careful not to get it TOO hot. Put a paper towel over it, or a piece of fabric you dont mind ruining. Then iron gently over top, moving the fabric/paper towel until most of the crayon is removed.
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You can also put a hair dryer on it for a minute until it melts and then just wipe it off.
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toothpaste

works for crayons on hardwood floors too
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Not sure about unfished wood but otherwise: mayonnaise. Let it sit for a couple of minutes then wipe off.
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