How do you get crayon off of paint(the wall)?

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My daughter decided to have fun this afternoon. Please help! - We are selling our house too, so if you know the least abrasive solution possible, that would be awesome! THANKS!!!

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Katie - posted on 05/28/2010

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Toothpaste! It even gets Permanent marker out of wood tables etc....Or Mr. Clean Magic erasers....toothpaste is much cheaper though and always on hand!

Debra - posted on 09/02/2009

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Baby oil works the best of anything, you just put some on a cloth and wipe crayon off!!! It totally removes it.

Judy - posted on 08/12/2009

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If your daughter is old enough to learn a lesson; before you clean it off let me make a suggestion.

When my son was 5 he did the same thing. I sent him to clean it off himself with cold water (in a cleaner bottle) and a sponge. I let him try to "clean" it himself (he was the one that made the mess). After he had gone to bed I cleaned up the crayon with a magic eraser. The next morning I told him that I had to scub for a long time and next time he did it he would have to scrub longer and get it off himself. I never saw crayon on my wall again.

Charlotte - posted on 08/15/2009

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Hi my husband is a painter and he advises when cleaning painted walls to use suar soap and does not reccomend anything else. We use this for alot of things and I also agree.

Mary Kay - posted on 09/02/2009

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We just recently you Mr, Clean Magic Erasers with my grandsons art work on the wall. When my girls were little they did not have Mr Clean Magic Erasers and I used Goo Gone. It worked well. However, depending on the type of paint a oil smudge would be left in the wall.

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Shannon - posted on 08/19/2009

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Mary Kay eye makeup remover even takes perminate marker off the walls and dosn't mess up the paint... good luck

Firebird - posted on 08/18/2009

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I always use microfiber cloths and a bit of cleaner to get crayon off the walls. Works everytime

BONNIE - posted on 08/18/2009

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We just had new wall painting at work and they got black marks from chairs hitting the wall. Purell is excellent for cleaning those marks. Best wishes on selling your house.

Lindsay - posted on 08/18/2009

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just use the Magic Erasers by Mr. Clean, they work on just about everything

Cynthia - posted on 08/18/2009

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WD-40! When my daughter was small she thought the white walls were hers to decorate.

Becky - posted on 08/16/2009

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wd-40 is the best I found especially if you have any texture to your wall. the oil base takes the wax right off but sometimes you need to follow with a mild soap so it does not leave a oily spot on the wall.

Amanda - posted on 08/15/2009

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I agree with the message about using the Mr. Clean eraser. It really does work. One time we were at my sister's rental house. I was thinking, oh it's not going to come off, but it did. A little scrubbing with it and like magic, it's gone.

Jaime - posted on 08/15/2009

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I think that those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are amazing. I have gotten black permanent marker off white walls with it. I doesn't damage the wall or paint at all. They really do work! Try it--you'll love them!

Kendra - posted on 08/13/2009

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409 and a scatch pad like you use on teflon pans should get the crayons off and have her help do it so she knows why she shouldn't do it again

Carrie - posted on 08/13/2009

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the mr. clean eraser will work that is was i have gotten crayon, marker and pen off our walls just don't let your children touch the eraser

Carrie - posted on 08/13/2009

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Been there so I know how you feel...use baby oil & an old rag. Takes it right off. Good luck!

Selinna - posted on 08/13/2009

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Try orange oil. It comes in a spray bottle at Wal Mart or you can get it at the Dollar General, too! Works good for a lot of things!!!

Karen - posted on 08/13/2009

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WD-40 removes the crayon as well as lipstick and many other things from wall and material (such as clothing and wallpaper) then you can use a regular cleaner like simple green or murphy's to remove any residue of the WD-40...... And the Sol-u-mel works great on permanent ink markers.....

Tonya - posted on 08/13/2009

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When my son did that sevral years back, the Mr Clean Magic Erasers worked well. I actuall even used the generic version and it took it right off.

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Use toothpaste. Gently rub with it on your finger. Wipe it off. You may need to do this more than once. Just use very gentle pressure.

CHASTITY - posted on 08/12/2009

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WE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON MY 3YR OLD DID THE SAME THING TO OUR WALL AND WE RENT .WHAT I DID WAS GET SOME MILD DISH WASHING LIQUID AND SCRUB THE CRAYON OFF NOT TO HARD AND IT WORK

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Quoting Judy:

If your daughter is old enough to learn a lesson; before you clean it off let me make a suggestion.
When my son was 5 he did the same thing. I sent him to clean it off himself with cold water (in a cleaner bottle) and a sponge. I let him try to "clean" it himself (he was the one that made the mess). After he had gone to bed I cleaned up the crayon with a magic eraser. The next morning I told him that I had to scub for a long time and next time he did it he would have to scrub longer and get it off himself. I never saw crayon on my wall again.


How clever! :)

Rebecca - posted on 08/11/2009

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my tot does that. the best thing we found forthat,, it even works on tvs computer screens you know the flat screens your afraid to touch. a dab of old spice aftershave on your finger on a rag. not to much, it works a long way. it got ink and marker off the computer, perminate marker off the wall. so its pretty potent stuff. and men spash it on their face!!lol

Cathey - posted on 08/11/2009

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Depends on the wall surface. Stucco is a total pain. Best solution is to repaint the wall. I always had fits and extra paint to cover these spurts of creativity. :)

Beth - posted on 08/11/2009

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Another product to have on hand is Goo Be Gone. (Removing stickers from wherever you child decided to decorate, or crayon, gum...)

Amy - posted on 08/11/2009

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Try Goofoff. Takes off anything gooey, sticky, permanent. Counld damage your wood furniture if used to remove permanent markers.

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I am a marketing executive with Melaleuca. They have a wonderful, all natural product that would take care of crayon, marker, and much more.

Brittoni - posted on 08/10/2009

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I swear by Mr. Clean's magic eraser, just used it again yesterday. It takes crayon off in a flash and doesn't remove the paint, it's the only thing that has worked and I have tried everything!!

Heather - posted on 08/10/2009

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Wd-40 makes it disappear. Spary some on a cloth, and wipe down. Then wash down the wall afterwards.

Jenny - posted on 08/10/2009

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two suggestions that I have yet to try for the crayon on my tile and wall: My kids' babysitter the other day got black marker off the tile with some hand sanitizer on a paper towel!! I was amazed and she said you have to use something with alchohol (sp?) in it to get it all, even though it says "washable". She said it wouild work on crayon too. #2: I just found a Mr. Clean magic sponge that would work on textured surfaces too, it even says textured walls!! The original magic sponges would shred when i'd use them for getting spots off the walls. So I bought one to try it! Good luck!!!

Katie - posted on 08/10/2009

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I just bought this product called Advanced Wonder Cleaner and it works amazing and it doesnt hurt the panit.

Jocelyn - posted on 08/10/2009

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I agree with Nichole. I live for Mr Clean Magic Erasers for everything. Also if you find marker on any of the walls rubbing alcohol works great.

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Magic Erasers work well. There's also a cheaper version made by 3M. I forget what it's called though. However, I'm not sure how "green" they are, in case this factors into your lifestyle. (It does for some.)

Becky - posted on 08/10/2009

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Go to crayola.com for all of their products and how to remove them from most any surface. I was able to get crayon off my dryer and clothes after my son left a pocket-full of assorted colors in the laundry. I sprayed WD40 on the area, let it sit a few minutes, then srubbed with plain dawn dish detergent. Ran it all through the wash again and repeated as necessary. I would think the same thing would work on walls. Test a small area first.

Monica - posted on 08/10/2009

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You know my two year old just decide to make her white wall blue and red. Im still trying to figure that out. The husband and i just decided to repaint the wall.

Michele - posted on 08/10/2009

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Quoting Lisa:

How do you get crayon off of paint(the wall)?

My daughter decided to have fun this afternoon. Please help! - We are selling our house too, so if you know the least abrasive solution possible, that would be awesome! THANKS!!!



Mr Clean Magic eraser....takes other stuff off walls too...works like a dream and no mess!

Candy - posted on 08/10/2009

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Definetly agree....Magic Eraser is the way to go. I have them in the cabinet ready to go for occasions like this.

Peggy - posted on 08/09/2009

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The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works great on light colored walls as long as you are careful to not bear down really hard with the sponge and don't put too much water on it. Good luck!

Tara - posted on 08/08/2009

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mr clean magic eraser is a GOD send!! It will get marker off of the wall and scrub your bathtub I swear by them

Denise - posted on 08/08/2009

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The Mr. Clean eraser pads are great! I just removed permanent marker from my window sill. I think it was called a magic eraser and it worked magic!

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My son decorated two walls of our dining room in crayon when he was younger. Black, red and green crayon. I used the Magic Eraser and every bit of it came off. And it didn't remove the paint or dull the color.

Terry - posted on 08/08/2009

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I worked in a daycare center for a while and they used ( Mr. Clean Magic Eraser) It works magicly!!!

Kristina - posted on 08/08/2009

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I've used white chalk before but it wasn't that big of a mess! Try it - I hope it works.

Cathy - posted on 08/08/2009

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You want to be careful of all the toxic cleaners especially around young children. I use Shaklee Get Clean products they are safe for the planet our homes and our children. www.shaklee.net/Cathy_Muniz/GetClean

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