How to remove Crayon marks on your Wall – Discovering crayon on the walls is a punishing discovery, but the cleanup doesn’t have to be an additional punishment. There are cheap, effective and naturals ways to have these crayons marks off your wall. The cleaning item may even be sited in your closet e.g. vinegar, an all-purpose cleaner can work its magic on this punishing stain.
This is how to remove Crayon marks on your wall
Vinegar; An effective crayon removal
Vinegar is very effective in getting rid of crayons off your painted walls. It contains acetic acid which breaks down the wax and pigments which constitute the main component of the crayon marks. The acetic acid in vinegar can save you a lot of scrubbing power.
To remove crayon marks on your wall;
Get an old toothbrush
Dip into an undiluted white vinegar
Scrub the wall, and watch as the offending stains come off.
With the aid of a clean damp cloth, wipe the wall clean.
Worried, the smell of vinegar will linger in your home? Don’t be, the vinegar smell will disappear in no time leaving no trace.
Vinegar is a multipurpose cleaning agent for many household chores. It is especially a cleaner of choice because it is nontoxic, inexpensive and safe to use on most surfaces.
You should test a little quantity of vinegar on a little area of your wall. Not all emulsions, finishes and paints react favorably to the vinegar treatment. If that is the case, you can consider some of the options explained below.
Also, remember to keep all cleaners away from your eyes and avoid prolonged contact with your skin.
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Other Crayon Removers
As explained above, vinegar might not be your cleaning choice if your wall does not react favorably. In that case, the following might work for you.
Regular toothpaste (non-gel)
Toothpaste has been used by parents from time immemorial to remove child’s art from the wall. It has even been shown to be effective in removing permanent markers off the wall.
Toothpaste works by making the permanent marks on your wall not permanent. Simply scrub the wall area with toothpaste on an old toothbrush or a rag would do, then rinse with water
Baking soda can be effective as well, it is a mild abrasive that can remove crayon marks On Your Wall. With the aid of a damp rag dipped in baking soda, scrub the affected area, rinse and pat dry.
Sometimes, the answer to this punishing stain is just a few steps away in the form of a pencil eraser.
For small marks, a pencil eraser may do the trick. While at it, carefully clean off the marks without rubbing off your paints, you should even be super careful when the marks are on wallpapers. If a pencil eraser does not get the job done, try an artist gum eraser.
Kitchen or Bath
The solution to your crayon troubles may be chilling in your fridge or sited in your bathroom. Shaving cream, peanut butter, hand lotions, and even mayonnaise has been the crayon marks removal of choice for most parents. Try rubbing in your preferred remover and allow it to sit in for several minutes. Then wipe with a damp cloth.
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