Blog / How To Get Crayon Off The Wall
Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2020
Do you have a budding Picasso at home? We all know the pain and terror when kids bust out their best family portrait on your pristine white walls.Â
Donâ€™t stress, if your living room has turned into a stick figure museum, we have some tips thatâ€™ll help you wash away the art without stripping your paint.
This magic paste will banish your little oneâ€™s masterpiece in record time.
Mix your baking soda with water and washing detergent to make a paste, the thicker and heavier the better! You will need quite a lot of baking soda, but just add a few drops of dish soap and enough water to make it a pasty texture.Â
Use a towel to apply your DIY wall cleaner over the artwork, and itâ€™ll work quite quickly!Â
The paste may leave a residue on your wall because of the baking soda, so keep another towel on standby to clean over those spots.
Stick with us on this one.
Not only great on sandwiches, but your jar of mayo can also work wonders on your walls. For best results use regular mayonnaise, not any fat-free or vegan variations (sorry!). Put your condiment on a paper towel and apply generously to the crayon masterpiece. Let soak for 15 minutes, then wipe off with a microfiber cloth and wash any residue with soap and water.
A toothbrush, vinegar, and a little bit of elbow grease can help you get those pristine walls back in tip-top condition.Â
Simply soak your toothbrush in vinegar and scrub away! You might need to have a little patience and some time to spare, but this technique can be incredibly efficient at getting rid of those scribbles.
A no-brainer really.
Every good cleaning kit has a magic eraser, and this is your key to getting rid of stubborn markings. Try to not rub too hard as you might damage your paint, light pressure should be enough to get rid of the colourful crayons.
Make sure youâ€™re very gentle with this one, but your steel wool in the kitchen might do the trick! Use a little bit of soap and make strokes in one direction.Â
Avoid scrubbing in a circle – this will only damage the paint and make more mess (and maybe more frustration!).
Need more than your walls scrubbed? Want to spend more time taking your budding painter to art class? We can help! We offer a wide range of cleaning services for all types of houses and budgets, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time embracing the finer things in life.
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