Kids will be kids, so let them be. Our heart smiles when we see the cute little mischiefs of these young tots. In the event they end up becoming a junior Picasso who just enjoys scribbling around the walls with their pencils and crayons. Its okay, It happens. While it may be cute, chances are you don't truly want a crayon sketch on your wall because you find it hard to clean them.
Now the question comes, how can you then remove crayon from a wall? Fortunately, there are numerous cleaning methods you may use to restore the new appearance of your walls without the use of sophisticated, expensive cleaning supplies.
Crayon Marks On The Wall
Tip 1: Using baking soda
- Warm water is added to a clean microfiber cloth, which is then squeezed dry.
- Now lightly scrub the markings with a moist towel after dipping them in baking soda.
- To remove more grease stains, apply a thick mixture of baking soda and water and gently scrape the markings in a circular motion.
Remember: Don't scrub too vigorously or you'll remove more than just the crayon!
Tip 2: Using toothpaste
- Use an old toothbrush and some toothpaste (not gel-type toothpaste) to gently clean the marks.
- Use a wet microfiber towel to clean.
- Continue until the wall is clean, then repeat as required. Tiny abrasives in toothpaste will delicately wipe the crayon away.
Tip 3: Use an eraser
- This is possibly the easiest trick. Rub at the crayon smudges lightly with an ink eraser, which is a little firmer than a pencil eraser.
- After eradicating the majority of the marks, wipe the entire area with a damp microfiber towel and let it air dry.
Tip 4: Apply WD-40
- Spray WD 40 on the wall marks and let it stay there for 10 minutes or so. WD 40 magically dissolves the wax while protecting the wall. To be safe, test it first on a tiny portion of the wall before using it throughout.
- Use a clean rag to wipe.
Crayons Marks On The Couch
Crayons and paper alone on the couch with a youngster won't last long until the paper is torn up and the couch is transformed into a work of art. There is still hope even though you might think these stains will never disappear. This is what you need to do.
- If the crayon stain has already dried, harden it by applying an ice gel pack (or an ice cube wrapped in a towel; you don't want the couch to get wet).
- Using a butter knife, scrape off as much crayon as you can.
- After that, lay a piece of butter paper over the stain and press an iron over it on low heat. Larger pieces of crayons will melt and transfer to the butter paper because they are made of wax.
- Apply WD-40 to the discoloration that is still visible. In its absence, substitute white vinegar. Give it ten minutes or so to sit.
- Use an old toothbrush to scrub, and then use a fresh cloth to dry.
- Continue until the stain is removed.
- Use liquid soap to clean the area, then wipe it dry with a fresh, dry cloth.
- Allow the surface to dry naturally.
Crayon Marks On The Table
You're in luck if your table has a laminated surface. Those stains can be easily removed with some elbow grease, liquid soap, and warm water.
However, if your table's surface is made of wood, any chemical cleaner will remove the polish from it, and rough scrubbing will harm the top. The greatest cleaners are liquid organic ones like vinegar, and here's how to use them:
- Apply diluted vinegar-soaked tissue to the stain. Give it a few minutes to sit.
- The crayon's wax will dissolve in the vinegar and come off easily by removing it.
- Continue until the stain is gone, then repeat if necessary.
- Remember not to use heat or a knife to remove crayon from a wooden surface.
Never limit your child's creativity because they might one day turn out to be the forerunners of mind-blowing genius. But also try not to worry. Subscribe to the Cutesy Home blog for more cleaning tips and tricks!