Turns out, we have a budding artist in the family. And, as any good modern artist will, sheâ€™s experimenting with all sorts of surfaces on which to display her talent for crayon drawings. Like the dining room walls and the metal hutch and even the arm chair in the living room. Thank god that chair is chocolate brown, as fabric is a little harder to clean than walls and metal.
There are a number of suggestions out there for cleaning walls. In fact I found a great website called TipNut.com that has a whole list of crayon removal remedies.
1. Goo Gone â€“ My sister swears by this and it seems like a good cleaner to have on hand because, well, you never know what will come up.
2. Baking Soda â€“ isnâ€™t there always a box sitting around, maybe even in the fridge? Just make a paste and gently rub offâ€¦you can also pour some directly on a damp sponge and rubâ€¦but be careful as you donâ€™t want to rub off the surface of the paint.
3. Vinegar â€“ use a toothbrush soaked in white vinegar to brush away stainsâ€¦might want to use a soft head as again, you donâ€™t want to mess up the surface.
4. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser â€“ they make a cleaner for everything!
5. Baby Wipes â€“ we all have those around right now, right? One big drawback â€“ it takes a while and smears the crayon as you go.
photo credit _PaulS_