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Various cleaning answers needed, please!

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flippineck Wed 05-Aug-09 22:44:46

Apologies for putting these all in one place, it's entirely for my convenience,not yours blush!

How do I get get wax crayon off my fabric sofa? It's blue crayon on dark beige fabric. I've done nothing to it yet because I didn't want to make it worse. Not scrapable with a knife, it's just a long mark.

How do I clean a lead crystal vase? It's been used a lot recently and is looking quite dull and marked. It's quite delicate glass, not cut glass.

Why does my kitchen sink smell a lot of the time? It seems fine for a day or two after cleaning (bleach, sorry!) but then when I run the tap it honks again. What can I do to stop it. Was thinking about trying soda crystals but haven't got round to it yet.


MrsPurple Wed 05-Aug-09 23:50:12


You can get a product called sink fresh which I've found works.

Can't answer on other 2 I'm afraid

dreamteamgirl Thu 06-Aug-09 01:01:08

The crayola website rocks for crayon on things

Here is crayon (regular) from upholstry

Cleaning Materials
Paper towels
Dull knife or metal spoon
WD-40® (car part lubricant)
Liquid dishwashing detergent
Small stiff bristle brush
Amodex® ink & stain remover (optional)

Stain Removal Tips
Scrape excess crayon off with a dull-edge knife or metal spoon. Spray with WD-40 and let stand a few minutes. With a small, stiff bristle brush work crayon stain and wipe with paper towels. Respray with WD-40 and apply liquid dishwashing detergent on the sprayed area; work in with the brush and wipe stain away with a damp sponge. If stain remains, repeat the procedure. For another method, use any brand upholstery cleaner as directed on the container.

[ crayola site]]

Glass, try putting white vinega 1/4 full then warm water other 3/4s and letting it soak

Sink, def worth trying soda crystals. If it is the sink smelling then it will resolve it

Pour 2 cups down dry sink, follow with 1 cup hot water and leave for 30-45 mins. Flush down with 2 kettles biling water

jules2906 Fri 07-Aug-09 09:42:33

Hi flippineck

We had a smelly sink where the smell kept reappearing - in the end my dh had to take the pipe off and give it a good scrub as there was loads of grot in there that nothing was shifting. The overflow pipe was also a bit yucky too so maybe check that's not where the smell is originating from. Not been a problem since. Hope you get it sorted!

flippineck Fri 07-Aug-09 16:16:15

Thanks all. Hadn't occurred to me to check the Crayola website! WD40 sounds scary though...

Jules - I had wondered about that.

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