anyone know of anything good to use to keep removing crayon, pencil, marker or ink off of furniture?

Tammy - posted on 09/21/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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my son keeps drawing on walls and furniture, appliance need help with what to use to remove the marks

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Jenn - posted on 09/25/2010

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Yess, WD40. You can spray it on your clothes,walls, GONE!! Not to expensive either.

Amanda - posted on 09/25/2010

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Yes, it's called don't let him have them in the first place. My kids were found to be drawing on their walls and furniture despite the fact that they KNEW it was not ok. So, we removed the writing implements. I put them in a special box with the coloring books and paper and told them that they had to check with me or their dad before using. Then we turned it into a "special" thing for them to use them! Now, there is no more drawing on inappropriate things, just beautiful pictures for family and us. Just a thought. As for cleaning products...I have found GOOP to be a great one. That and making them work at removing it themselves with a dry cloth...doesn't really work, but they get the message that it isn't easy to remove.

Meghan - posted on 09/25/2010

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Magic Eraser is the best thing since bread. It gets everything off even permenant marker.

Jennifer - posted on 09/25/2010

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hi tammy! First of all I would recommend removing all writing materials from your son! lol! But since that probably won't be feasable then I would recommend that you only let him use his "colors" in a designated area and give him "consequences" if he draws on anything else besides his paper/coloring book. My daughter had a bad habit of being artistic on our white walls so one day I gave her a scouring pad that I had ran under some warm water, and made her clean every bit of it off the walls. This process took about 3 hours and a lot of temper tantrums but after washing a few walls, she realized that it wasn't worth it and kept her art on her paper.
To clean what already has been marked on....well, for the walls and appliances I use Mr Clean Eraser pads. They are wonderful and won't scatch any surface. For your furniture, use Resolve or any carpet/upholstery cleaner. Make sure you test a section (like the back of the couch) to make sure it won't cause damage to it. Well, I hope this helps and Good Luck!

Heather - posted on 09/24/2010

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Lots of wonderful tips!! I've also found it useful to have your little one help clean up the drawings. My daughter particularly loved the wall in our hallway. While we were scrubbing together, I mentioned how lovely her drawings were, but how difficult they were to get off the walls. After more scrubbing I would say, "Wow, this is really hard to get off." or other comments that let her know what I was thinking of feeling about her drawing on the walls (within reason). We have had a few of these scrubbing sessions. One solution I found was that she wanted to show off her art work, but not on the refridgerator. I had wallpaper in my kitchen, so I started taping her artwork to a small section of the wall that was just for her. It worked for several months until the refridgerator became worthy again.

Jessica - posted on 09/24/2010

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Well my son wrote with permenate marker on my walls, the table and chairs, the cabinets, the sliding glass door and the dividers, the blinds and the floor...I used Dawn dish soap with OXY something like that...and got every single mark off! and if it is marker and crayon you might just be able to get it off with shaving cream!

Kara - posted on 09/24/2010

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watch out for the magic eraser they may take off the paint and are toxic but they do work

Angie - posted on 09/24/2010

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All the ideas the other moms suggested are great. I think I would be a little more proactive. I had a child who liked to do that too so I told her she could only use those items at the kitchen table when I could watch her. I also told her that when she stopped writing on things other than paper, I would let her color in her room. It is a phase and it's best to set some boundries and expectations early on to try to prevent more damage to your belongings.

Cassandra - posted on 09/24/2010

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crayon, you're gonna have to get hairdryer out and warm it up, then scrape it off...do you cusion covers come off? just trow them in the wash, the rest should come out that way.

Jill - posted on 09/22/2010

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if it's crayon on wallpaper, try using kitchen paper and a warm iron, it takes a little time, but really does work, hold the kitchen paper over the mark and gently iron it, the wax crayon will melt onto the paper. hope it helps.

Maureen - posted on 09/21/2010

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My son did the same thing. This phase shall pass. We used the magic eraser for a lot of it. It is a Mr Clean product. Good Luck.

Cara - posted on 09/21/2010

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Goo Gone! Or Lickity Split. I LIVE and breathe by that stuff. My 2 yr old took a Sharpie to my walls and I used Lickity Split and you can't even see a mark. Its distributed through Kirby vacuum company, but if you go to Ebay or Google it, I'm sure you'll find it. I found my replacement bottle on Ebay.

Donna - posted on 09/21/2010

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normally soap and water helps get rid of pencil and crayon. But marcers you may need to paint over with some nice think oops paint.

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!!! This has worked so great for my househould. Works especially well with crayons. Another thing that works for me is to keep the crayons/pencils etc. on top of the fridge that way no temptation :)

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