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My daughter decided to get a little artistic in the bathroom and colored the grout with yellow crayon. Does anyone have a simple way to clean this out?

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ALL of the grout? If so, I'd say scraping and re-grouting would likely be easiest solution.

If it's just in a few spots, you could try the brown paper bag + iron technique: cover the area with a layer or two of brown paper bag and then apply a hot iron to it. The heat of the iron will melt the wax and the paper bag will then wick it up. Try on a small section, first.

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Your technique worked pretty well. I hit it with a heat gun and then wiped it with a paper towel. There was a little residue remaining, but it's light yellow and matches the rest of the grout fairly well. At least it wasn't blue. –  electricsauce May 2 '11 at 22:57
    
yay! Glad it worked! –  DA01 May 2 '11 at 23:31
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Goof off, tile brush and elbow grease.

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You can also get "grout refresher" basically typex for grout that you paint over the old yellowed grout before you sell the house ;-)

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Painting over the grout seems extreme, unless it never came out, which it very well should. But this is a great solution for extreme stains. –  allindal May 2 '11 at 17:22
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