Friday, November 14, 2014

How To Get Crayon Off Your Wall

 

I have an artist at my house. A cute, adorable, free-spirited artist. Encouraging art is something we truly believe in around here! I don't want to create too many guidelines about when and where my budding Picasso can practice her art, but there are some limitations.

Not too long ago my husband and I discovered our artist's trademark signature all over the upstairs. In the guest bedroom, on each door, all over her own walls, and last but not least... on her brothers' bunk bed. I'm guessing she was trying to claim it? Perhaps? 

When she was little she took a ball point pen and in a matter of the 2 minutes that it took me to finish up dinner she created a masterpiece all over our microfiber sofa. A quick google search led me to find that rubbing alcohol gets pen out of microfiber, quite effectively in fact - so you're welcome for that!

At any rate, crayon. Everywhere.

Once we discovered the multiple crayon murals we tried several different liquids that the internet suggested. I've heard that a magic eraser is awesome, but I didn't have one. So, after several failed attempts at removing the crayon I came across the suggestion to use some Baking Soda and water with a sponge (or a rag).

Here is a video to show you just how effective the results were. I don't mention this in the video, but you do NOT need to rub hard! If you rub too hard you can take the finish off of your paint.

video

I do have to say that I find it quite interesting that she is in fact named after a famous female artist. Hmmm...


Do you have any awesome cleaning tips up your sleeve? Please share!


9 comments:

  1. Well, thank you for this because I have some non-washable crayon on my walls that I gave up on. Baking soda seems to work for everything.

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    1. I will say, it doesn't work for colored pencil, but for the crayon it was like magic! Let me know how it works for you!

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  2. Haha! I was here to vote for you (still will), and got distracted by this genius post! Thanks for both tips! I'm sure I'll be needing to use them at our new place!

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    1. Too funny! I hope it helps! I was SO relieved to find something that actually works. She's quite the abstract artist right now. ;)

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  3. great tips!! I am so thankful for this post, haha

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  4. Very helpful and good to keep in my pocket! Thanks for sharing this!! I love that you've got a little artist in your hands!!!

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  5. We use toothpaste. Got that tip from one of those home makeover shows.

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  6. Thankfully my son has yet to get "creative" with his crayons and I seriously hope he never figures out (wishful thinking). Until then I will keep this as a just in case. And I hope I don't have to use it lol.

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  7. I am lucky my kids haven't done this yet. However, I think I should keep this handy just in case.Stopping by from the blog hop :)

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