You don’t think much about your walls, they hold up art, shelves and all homely things. When you have kids around, getting those crayon marks on your walls is inevitable. The wall is so blank and inviting to kids. There are easy methods to restoring your walls to their former crayon-free glory.

Here are a few easy solutions to help you out:

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Dish soap + water

What can’t a good old-fashioned soap and water do? Mix dishwashing soap and water and you are ready to go. Just wet a microfibre cloth and dip it in the soapy water. Rub firmly on the walls with the crayon stains, being mindful not to damage the paint. Make sure the stains are no longer visible rinse the cloth and wipe your walls clean.


Using an old brush or a clean cloth, dip it into a cup of distilled white vinegar and gently scrub the crayon off your walls. You can dilute the white vinegar with water as it can be too strong on its own. Make sure to rinse the walls with water to remove any lingering vinegar smell.

You can use mayonnaise

A strange but effective crayon remover. Mayonnaise does help remove crayon marks from walls. Just rub it onto the crayon marks with your cloth, and let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe with a damp cloth afterwards. The oil in the mayonnaise breaks down the wax from the crayon, without damaging your paint.

The t-shirt and iron method

Another strange but effective method. Fold an old t-shirt into thick layers and place it over the mark. Then, set an iron at medium heat and run it over the t-shirt. The heat from the iron melts the crayon and lifts the marks off the wall and onto the t-shirt. After, wipe the crayon residue or rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Use baking soda

To remove stubborn crayon marks, you can use baking soda. Baking soda is more abrasive than vinegar, making it an effective household cleaning ingredient for tough crayon stains. Simply mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water to create a thick paste. Gently rub the paste onto the crayon marks using an old toothbrush. Once the crayon is gone, wipe the walls with a damp microfiber cloth and allow them to dry.

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It’s best to remove crayons as you cannot paint over crayon marks. The crayons will show up through the newly painted walls.


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