Crayon Removal From Walls With Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Ann has shared her tips for crayon removal from walls using a Magic Eraser, along with a couple other ways she's used this cleaning product around her home.
The Mr. Clean Eraser saved me from having to repaint my whole house. We have eggshell white walls in every room and my kids colored on every wall and both sides of every door before they turned three.
We were about to give up and just repaint. I bought the original type of erasers and it took two whole packs, but I was able to remove all of the crayon marks from all the walls and doors.
In addition, this product worked on the furniture and kitchen appliances to remove paint markers from the surfaces without hours of scrubbing or ruining the finishes.
I was very happy with the results and keep these as a staple for cleaning behind two active three-year-olds.
I thought the price was high when I first bought them but it turned out to be well worth it when I didn’t have to buy paint and take the time to prime and paint all my walls.
I've used this awesome little product on my walls, doors, baseboards and facing, kitchen table, entertainment center, dresser, the outside of my refrigerator, leather couch and leather coffee table. I'm sure with these two kids I'll find even more ways to use it soon!
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Thanks Ann for sharing your tips for crayon removal from walls.
It is amazing what kids can do when your back is turned, isn't it?
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If you don't want to use (or can't use) grapefruit EO you can use any other citrus oil, such as lemon, lime, orange or tangerine for example. The most powerful of them are lemon and orange, typically, but they all have the degreaser. (Check out the package of citrus essential oils on the left if you'd like to try several scents for your cleaning supplies.)
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I received this great tip from Melissa sharing how she got rid of crayon on her wall with a pencil eraser.
One time is all it took and it didn't cost me anything!!!
My son decided to color a mural on his wall with crayon when I put him in time out. For some reason I decided to pick up his pencil and see what would happen if I used the eraser (thinking it can't make it any worse!)
Much to my amazement the crayon came right off!!! Just make sure the eraser has already been used so it doesn't have the film on it and watch it erase like magic!!! Beats paying the Magic Eraser price from Mr. Clean!!
Thanks Melissa for this great tip! I love to find ways to clean up things in our homes without special products you have to buy, and instead using something already on hand.
***Update: Another SR101 reader commented on this post, saying she also had positive results with this tip. She said:
Using a pencil eraser works great to remove crayon from a painted wall, takes a once over and hardly any elbow grease at all! Thanks for information.
Below is a video that I really liked because it shows what happens when you get crayon all over your walls.
These college students thought they were moving out, and they had to repaint the wall anyway, so they would just color all over the walls with crayon.
After all, they thought, it says Crayons are washable, right?
Well, the video shows them trying to remove it, by scrubbing, WD-40, Goo Gone, and with hair dryers (all of which work pretty well, by the way, even though it is still a lot of work if you've got a lot of marks).
Basically, the video shows that it can be quite difficult to remove all those crayon marks, so be as careful as possible to keep your little artists on the paper as much as possible.
Be warned, one of the scribbles on the wall you can see is a curse word, so if that offends you, don't watch.
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