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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- A clean white rag
- A clean sponge
- Liquid dish detergent
- A bowl or bucket of warm water
- An automotive lubricant like WD-40
- Baby wipes
- A mildly abrasive bathroom cleaner
- Some baking soda
- Paper towels
- An iron
Pick a cleaner
Pick a cleaner. An automotive lubricant is often recommended by crayon manufacturers. A thick paste made from baking soda and water or a baby wipe will also work.
Test the cleaner
Test the product you will be using in an inconspicuous spot, like behind a door. Make sure it will not harm your walls.
Apply the cleaner to the stain. Use a clean cloth to gently rub the crayon marks, and then wipe clean.
Rinse the wall
If some crayon or cleaner remains, rinse the wall with a sponge that has been soaked in liquid dish soap and water. Scrub in a circular motion, and rinse again if necessary.
Melt it off
Another way to clean crayon marks is to cover the stain with a clean rag or paper towel and apply a warm iron on top of the cloth. As the stain melts, the crayon will be absorbed into the cloth.
Check all crayons and markers
Check to make sure all crayons and markers in your home are labeled washable. Place all permanent markers and paints in a top-secret childproof location.
Buy an easel
Buy a large easel or roll of craft paper. Offering a fun alternative to the walls might save you cleaning work in the future.