Removing Crayon From Walls

January 8, 2005

Crayon marks on a wall.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).


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October 11, 2012

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.


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October 27, 2020

When there's kids at home, always expect a mess. Children, especially toddlers love to draw anywhere and mostly on walls. The worst thing is, they draw with different coloring materials such as wax crayons.


I was pretty worried seeing my apartment walls full of crayon and oil pastel drawings. Good thing I discovered this very effective way of cleaning this kind of mess.

A before and after photo of cleaning writing on a wall.


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May 5, 2017

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!

Removing Crayon Drawings from Your Wall - using hair dryer on drawings


April 12, 2010

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!


April 13, 2010

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.


December 11, 2007


Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.

June 6, 2010

How do you get glue and crayon marks of every color off?

By terri from Adel, GA


June 7, 20100 found this helpful

I saw a designer on HGTV use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp sponge.

June 8, 20100 found this helpful

Try those magic erasers. They work great. The glue may be a bit tricky, maybe the glue remover for stripping wallpaper would work.

June 8, 20100 found this helpful

If your paint is washable, use a lot of soapy water and elbow grease!


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June 10, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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April 12, 2010

How do you remove ink and crayon from walls?

By Randa Wagner from San Marcos, TX


April 12, 20100 found this helpful

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! Hope that helps!


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April 12, 20100 found this helpful

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.

April 13, 20100 found this helpful

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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June 6, 2010

How can I erase crayon on a semi-gloss latex finish? My 2 year old grandson just tried to make "art" on the wall.


April 12, 2010

How do I get crayon off of the wall?


March 22, 2010

How do I remove crayon from my flat painted walls?


November 29, 2009

How do you get crayons off walls?


October 28, 2007

My 2 yr old put markers and crayons everywhere threw my apartment and I have to get them off any suggestions?


August 3, 2007

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.


October 31, 2006

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!

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