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13 Ways to Remove Crayon from Walls

I don’t know about you – but chances are if you have kids, you have experienced this problem at some point, when first learning to colour, they tend to get a little too creative and think that the walls need to be decorated. While you cannot get mad at your children’s creativity or artistic ability, it can be maddening to try to restore the walls back to the original appearance.

Magic eraser can work wonders to remove pen, crayon, pencil, marker, stencil, waterpaint, etc from anything including walls, but here are some more creative ways, and chances are you won’t need to go out and buy anything, you will likely and hopefully have at least a few of these already in your home.

  • Regular Toothpaste (non-gel), if it’s good enough for your teeth, why not use it on your walls too? You can use a toothbrush and/or cloth and this will help remove these stains!
  • Baking Soda and water – just combine then in a bowl and rub onto the effected areas with a cloth.
  • Mayonnaise – this may sound a little weird but it works, just scoop it out and rub onto the wall with a cloth.
  • Eraser – often just by using a common eraser you can remove art from walls.
  • Vinegar – just apply with a cloth, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • Baby Oil – just apply with a cloth, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • WD40 – spray on the area, then rinse off with water.
  • Shaving Cream - just apply with a cloth, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • Goo Be Gone - just apply with a cloth, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • Turpentine/Paint Remover - just apply with a cloth, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • Rubbing Alcohol - just apply with a cloth, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • Hairspray – spray on, then rinse off the area with water after.
  • Ajax/Comet and water – mix the cleaner with water in a bowl, then apply to the area, then rinse off with water.

 

Hopefully you can use some of these tips to have restore your walls to what they looked like before they were used as a canvas! Best of luck!

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