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Use toothpaste to remove crayon from surfaces/walls. Rub in and wipe off! My toddler colored on my living room wall one day (just left the room for a second!) with non-washable crayon. The bright orange picture he drew came off instantly with toothpaste (use paste not gel)! Also works on other surfaces such as tables and floors. Toothpaste also works well for various other marks/messes (i.e. scuffs on the floor and cooked on messes on flat stove tops).
Good way to get crayon marks off of walls is to take your hair dryer and hold the heat on the crayon for a couple of minutes. It will start to melt the crayon. Then take a rag with warm water and it will wipe off.
By Debbie G. from Tacoma, WA
I have a little girl who loves to write, draw, and color on our walls. I mean from big to small drawings, she colors the wall as if it is a big coloring book! Crayons are her life, she always had some in every corner of our house and has some hiding in her pocket!
So moms, bring it on! I just use my hair blower and blow those crayon marks on the walls and on the floors. After blowering it, just wipe with a cloth, and it's totally neat and clean!
I swear by Mr. Clean magic erasers. My daughter took a red crayon to the wall and the white brick by the fire place. Eraser took it right off!
I use a hot iron and a paper towel. First put the towel on the crayon marks and iron over the mark until it is gone and there is no more wax on the wall.
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How do you get glue and crayon marks of every color off?
By terri from Adel, GA
I saw a designer on HGTV use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp sponge.
Try those magic erasers. They work great.
If your paint is washable, use a lot of soapy water and elbow grease!
Try WD40 on the crayon. Then wash it off the wall. What type of glue is it? If it is watersoluable glue, you may be able to just wash it off, but if it is white glue, you may have to live with it, or sand and patch.
How do you remove ink and crayon from walls?
By Randa Wagner from San Marcos, TX
I swear by mr clean magic erasers. My daughter took a red crayon to the wall and the white brick by the fire place.
Heres a great website called: "21 ways to remove crayon from walls"
They recommend some unusual things like: Shaving Cream, Baby Oil, Nonstick Cooking Spray & Baby Wipes& a Blowdryer, just to name a few..
* I would add FingerNail Polish Remover & "Goop" (hand cleaner) to their list.
Note: If you clean the crayon off with WD-40,
use "GOOP" to remove the WD-40 as it's made to remove oil & grease.
I use a hot iron and a paper towel, using the towel, iron over the mark until it is gone and there is no more wax on the wall.
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How can I erase crayon on a semi-gloss latex finish? My 2 year old grandson just tried to make "art" on the wall.
By paul from Philippines
I used a Magic Eraser when my daughter did this, several years ago. It was fairly effortless (just a few rubs). I read that it's actually like a super fine sandpaper, so you might want to try a little rub on a hidden spot, to make sure that it won't hurt the semi-gloss. Just don't go crazy!
If you think it'll make an impression on him (hard to say at 2 years old), have him 'help" you clean his crayon marks. Maybe having to fix it will help him understand why he shouldn't be drawing on the walls. Best of luck! (03/22/2010)
How do I get crayon off of the wall?
Samantha from Loveland, CO
Do you hate when your children or brothers and sisters get permanent marker stains on the wall? Well, I have a solution for you and it's very simple. All you have to do is use any toothpaste (maybe Colgate) and wipe the mark away. Works every time! (10/31/2006)
I have used WD-40 and it works really well. (11/01/2006)
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are awesome! (11/01/2006)
Thanks! The dryer sheet worked well, and when combined with the hair dryer it was amazing! It came off in just a few minutes. (12/09/2007)
By Raymond, Chicago IL
Thanks for the tips. I used a hair dryer and softener sheets and it worked great. I know the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work but I didn't have any. Just an FYI for everyone, if you use the Magic Eraser, don't let your kids touch them. They've been reported to burn through their skin due to the acid in them.
Thanks again. (03/09/2008)
I tried the toothpaste and it did not work very well. What specific kind should I use? (08/23/2008)
By Joyce Quaye
Thank you so much for the tip using laundry sheets and a hair dryer. My 3 year old colored on every wall in her room. Took me a few minutes, but we got it all off without any damage to the paint. (11/18/2008)
Dryer sheets get most of it, then use baking soda on a damp sponge works. (02/21/2009)
Thanks for the tip on the baby oil and hair dryer. I had no luck with the toothpaste either, but the baby oil was a lifesaver! (02/22/2009)
Thanks so much for the help! My daughter used crayon on my newly painted wall. (12/09/2009)
How do I remove crayon from my flat painted walls?
By Donna from Garfield, NJ
Flat paint is generally not washable unless you or the previous home owner purchased a high quality washable flat.
You can try using dish soap and water or TSP to clean the walls, but the chances of it coming off and not damaging the paint are slim. You should prime that part of the wall with Bin primer by Zinsser and then repaint that wall. (11/30/2009)
When my son drew on my wall with crayon, I cleaned it with vinegar and baking soda. I simply filled a spray bottle with white distilled vinegar and sprayed generously on the stain. Then put some baking soda on the scour side of a sponge and scrub. I have beige walls and the crayon came right off without damaging the paint. (12/01/2009)
How do you get crayons off walls?
My 2 yr old put markers and crayons everywhere threw my apartment and I have to get them off any suggestions?
A damp cloth with baking soda will take crayon off your walls. Don't rub hard! Just rub gently and firmly until the stain comes off.
Soften the crayon by blowing hot air on it with a hair dryer, then wipe with a clean cloth with a little baby oil on it. Works great!