How to remove crayon stains from walls

If you are a parent, most likely you have experienced the wrath of a toddler; monster crayon hands.  I know that I am cleaning crayon off my walls at least once a week because yes, you guessed it,  I have a mischievious toddler gracing our home, and for the third time.  No matter how many times I keep the crayon out of reach, my little busy bee somehow always finds a way to produce art work on our walls.  (I know, thanks to big sisters who forget to put their drawing utensils back where they belong)  Anyways,  through the years I have learned that not just anything takes crayon off of walls and tables.  Soap, water, and sponge?  Nope!  Been there done that, it just doesn’t work.  Here are a few tips that have helped me in the past and now in the present.

Tips for removing crayon

  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser– This is my first choice and works everytime.  It takes a little extra muscle to scrub those stubborn crayon stains but it works everytime.  You can find these erasers at stores such as: Target, Walmart, Kroger, etc.
  • Dryer sheets–  This is the next best thing for removing crayon off of walls.  Just use as is.
  • Goo Gone– Just apply Goo Gone to a dry cloth or paper towel and watch the magic happen.
  • Nail file and lotion–  Believe it or not if you apply lotion to a crayon stain and rub it away with a nail file it actually removes the stain.   I think I may have to give this approach a shot, especially if I run out of Magic Eraser.
  • Baking Soda and a wet rag will do the trick.
  • WD-40 removes crayon stains off of walls with ease.

For a complete list of crayon removing ideas, check out 21 crayon busters on tipnut.com.

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