Pencil stains are absolutely easy to remove if they’re on the wall. Pencil marks on walls can be erased off just like those on papers. But what if they’re on your child’s clothes? Obviously, pencil stains on clothes cannot just be erased. You have to use tools and laundry products to take it out.
As your toddler starts going to school, your child can get very excited in the whole learning experience. This is very evident especially during the pre-school years wherein children are taught how to draw, write and color. Accidents can happen because of this excitement. Whether its crayon or pencil, marker stains are very difficult to remove especially if not treated immediately.
The success of removing pencil stains depends on the age of the stain. As the golden rule of stain removal goes, always treat a stain immediately. It is easier to remove a fresh stain compared to an old one. Fresh pencil stains can easily be cleaned by using a stain remover. Spray the formula and leave it on until the stain disappears.
On the bright side, there are several concentrated baby detergents that can take out pencil stains without pretreatment. If you’re using a trusty detergent brand, you can wash the clothes with the rest of your laundry load.
Another approach you can use is by brushing the stain off the garment. Try using a cleaning brush and strike it gently onto the stained area. Remember to not apply too much pressure. You can also use a razor blade to scrape any excess pencil stain on the fabric. For stubborn pencil marks, use toothpaste and a damp rag.
Once the stain is completely removed, wash the clothing normally using the correct temperature setting for your fabric. Do not put the clothes in the dryer unless you are sure that the stain has been completely removed. Repeat the steps until the stain is totally gone. Dry the clothing under the sun.