We all know that feeling when you come home from work and your ‘angelic’ child has gone all Picasso on you…you know that lovely picture they have drawn on your white wall! So, what do you do? First, keep your cool and check your kitchen cupboards. All you need is the contents of your kitchen and this blog to follow the steps – we promise! Read more for a step-by-step guide on how to remove crayon from the wall.
There are a number of different techniques that can be done to remove crayon from walls but always remember, whatever method you are using, test a small area first as not all of them will work on everyone’s wall.
WD-40 Multi-Use Product
The best solution that won’t damage your walls is using WD-40® Multi-Use. Simply spray it onto the crayon marks, leave for a few minutes for it to work its magic, Then, use a clean rag to wipe the formula off your wall – and just like that, the crayon stains will disappear with it. Not got a trusty can of WD-40? You can buy one in our Amazon store; choose from the WD-40® Smart Straw Multi-Use or the WD-40® Flexible Straw System.
If time is of the essence, find our alternative home remedies below:
Is there anything that good old baking soda cannot do? Regardless of what the name might suggest, baking soda has unlimited uses, including getting rid of crayon from walls. All you need to do is take a damp clean cloth and dip it in a little amount of baking soda. Next, scrub the crayon marks on the wall, gently, with the cloth. The results will depend upon the nature and the intensity of the marks. In most circumstances, the marks should come off easily, with minimal effort.
Toothpaste can also be used to clean crayon off the walls. For this method, you’ll need a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a scrubbing brush. First, squirt the toothpaste onto the wall and scrub the crayon with the brush. This method will require a LOT of elbow grease, so will only be effective for those parents with lots of energy!
Steel Wool to Remove Crayon from Wallpaper
If your children have mistaken their drawing paper for the wallpaper, then steel wool might be your best bet to remove crayon off your walls. Simply use a bit of steel wool to gently skim the surface of the paper, only wiping in one direction (not in circles) until the marks fade and eventually disappear.
Washing Up Liquid and Water
Missing these kitchen basics? Fear not, reach for that trusty fairy liquid. All you need for this to work is a bucket full of washing up liquid mixed with hot water – it’s that simple. Then, soak a sponge in the mixture and apply it to the damaged wall. This method may require some extra elbow grease for it to work. One of the disadvantages of this process is that you may end up getting rid of some of the paint off your walls too. So, just be careful and keep an eye on each wipe.
So, there you have it, a few handy methods to help you get crayon off the walls. WD-40 is the most effective, especially if the area that requires to be cleaned is large. WD-40 can also get rid of marker stains too. So, if you have children that love to draw but have trouble staying in the lines, then grab a can of WD-40® Smart Straw Multi-Use, today!