How to Get Crayon off the Walls

June 12th, 2019

Kids love playing with crayons, and everyone will perhaps agree that they don’t just use it on paper. Sooner or later, you will probably realize that you’ve already got those crayon doodles on your walls. The thing is, wiping off those bright colors off your walls isn’t really the easiest thing. Cleaning off those marks doesn’t work the same as dusting your walls. But what are some of the easiest ways on how you can remove your crayons off the walls? Take a look at these tips and things you can use below:

1. Dish Soap and Blow Dryer

You can use a dish soap to remove those stubborn crayon markings on your walls. Make sure you use a milk one. To do this, first you have to use your blow dryer to melt the wax on the crayon marks, and once you’ve noticed that the wax has begun to melt, you can then wipe it away by using a cloth or paper tower that has been soaked in your dish soap solution. Make sure that you use a microfiber cloth, or a rag that you won’t have a problem leaving a stain on. Don’t wash this cloth or rag along with your normal clothes because your cloths might get stained.

2. The WD-40

Another thing you can use for removing crayons on walls is the WD-40. All you need to do is to spray it on a cloth or towel, and then wipe off the crayon marks. You may need to wipe harder for marks that have stayed for longer. You can wash or wipe off oily residue from your walls too, and make sure that you also lay some rags to protect other surfaces in your home. Avoid getting som WD-40 on your clothes as well.

3. Mayonnaise

There are actually some items that are found on your kitchen that can be used to remove those stubborn crayon marks off your walls. If you have some mayonnaise, you can use it and rub it on the markings. Let it sit for a while and soak for several minutes before wiping off the crayon marks by using a damp cloth.

4. Toothpaste

You can also use toothpaste in order to get rid of crayon marks on your walls. Get a tube of toothpaste (a non-gel one), a rag or cloth, and a brush. Put some toothpaste on the affected area and then scrub it. Once the markings have been removed, you can then rinse your wall with water.

5. Lemon Essential Oil

You can also use lemon flavored essential oil to remove crayon markings on your walls. What you can do is to put some on a cotton swap, and then gently run and apply it over the crayon markings. Once you’ve seen that the crayon markings have been removed from your walls, you can now use a damp washcloth to wipe it clean.

6. Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can also work when it comes to removing crayon off your walls. However, make sure that you test a small area first before completely applying generously on the affected area. Rubbing alcohol may have adverse effects on certain paints, especially acrylic. Acrylic will only come off.  

7. Cleaning Erasers

Magic Erasers can also help remove walls of crayons. However, make sure that you avoid using them on glossy walls, wood-paneled ones or those that have dark finishes.