Get Crayon Off Your Walls Easy – Tuesday Tips

May 19, 2009

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children crayon on a wahite paper

All those budding artists in the house, and one of them is sure to take the lesson on cave wall paintings to heart.  After enough ‘murals’ you have to get out the cleaning supplies.   I’ve scrubbed my share of art off the walls. 

Here’s a tip that makes clean-up of Crayon so easy, it’s almost fun.  Almost.

The secret?  WD-40.  Yep, you just need to squirt a little WD-40 on a paper towel and wipe the crayon marks right off the wall.  The crayon wipes off almost as easy as those clean-up commercials.  (It doesn’t work on colored pencil, paint, food, mud, etc.  Or on flat paint either.)  If you’re really crazy curious, go ahead and experiment on an out of the way wall – just don’t let your kids see you.


I need help and some good ideas from you!  Do you have a bit of advice for other homeschooling parents?  Something that has worked well for you lately?  Chores?  Cleaning Tips?  Bargains?  Favorite websites?

Here’s the place to post it – Please help us all out by sharing a short, one paragraph tip in the comment section that you think would help other parents.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Mia June 1, 2009 10:29 pm

    I like those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. My youngest colored with crayon on my refrigerator when she was two or three. I tried everything to get it off, with no luck, until I tried the Magic Eraser.

  2. Misty May 20, 2009 9:00 pm

    Nice tip, Jennifer! I just threw a 1-year-old white patterned shirt in the trash after looking at the watermelon, dirt, yogurt, banana, pear, and chili from dinner that coated the front of my baby’s shirt. I’m definitely going to be trying the goo gone/oxy clean combo!

  3. HomeGrown Mommy May 20, 2009 3:05 pm

    My favorite cleaning tip: use OxyClean and GooGone to get set-in stains out of your clothes!

    Sometimes, I miss a stain and it goes through the washer and dryer. I could never get those dried-in stains out once they were in the dryer. Until I discovered the OxyClean and GooGone combo!

    First, spray a little bit of GooGone on the stain, then sprinkle a good layer of the OxyClean on. Then follow with another good spraying of GooGone. I let it sit for a little while – even a day or so, then toss it in the wash.

    Sometimes, it has taken a little color out, so you want to be careful. But, I figured the garment was lost anyway – if some color comes out, it was already lost but if I can fix it, them I’m ahead of the game!

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