There’s a tiny box on the bottom of the Model Magic box that advises it may contain ingredients that can stain the table. I didn’t notice this when I let Olivia open her birthday gift and assumed the play-dough, clay like substance wouldn’t stain the table. Should have read the entire box, right?
So, the girls put it away and we went to discover a few new parks in the neighborhood. When we came in from the park through the back door I was instantly annoyed when I noticed the giant purple section all over the leaf of the dining room table.
It was that moment I knew the reason Jamie wouldn’t let me buy the Pottery Barn, gorgeous, reclaimed wood table that I wanted – and that was five times the price of the expensive-end-of-Ikea table that we decided on. We have preschool kids. Oh, that’s right.
Greenworks didn’t take the purple off of the table.
Windex didn’t take the purple off of the table.
The overpriced cleaner didn’t take the purple off of the table.
Magic Erasers didn’t take the purple off of the table.
Trying all of the cleaners I had on hand – and no luck. I was a sad, (and irritated), Lori. So I tweeted Crayola about my debaucle. They lead me in the direction of a stain removal guide for their products.
Alcohol worked 90% after I spent about 20 minutes spraying and wiping. Unfotunately, it came with some discoloration where the purple had stained. A few weeks later, it’s faded and barely noticeable. The stain removal tips from Crayola saved the day.