HOW TO CLEAN CRAYON OFF PAINTED WALLS – For anyone who has young children in the house they will understand that children love to play with colouring crayons. Unfortunately the crayons are not always restricted to paper. Children see blank walls as a wonderful place to apply a little artistic flair. Having crayon on a painted wall is not a big deal and is fairly easy to clean off. In this guide we’ll show you a couple of methods.
Before we get started with cleaning the crayon off the wall have you ever thought about painting a ‘Whiteboard Wall’? OK, you know what a whiteboard is but did you know that there is a product out there where you can create a Whiteboard Wall, just like Blackboard Paint, but in any color you like? Well there is and this paint is just wonderful stuff – just imagine you could paint one of your kids room wall with this and then your little Picasso could have a ball without you having to worry about it.
Most people paint their walls using Silk or Matt Vinyl Emulsion Paint and these are designed to be washable. DO NOT attempt to use any type of abrasive materials or sponges that have abrasive surfaces as this will mark the paint work and leave an unsightly mark.
Hair Dryer Method – Crayons are made of wax so it is possible to heat up the wax using a hair drier. Take a hair dryer and a damp cloth. Turn the hair dryer on to full and slowly move this over the area where the crayon is. Once the wax starts to melt wipe it away with the damp cloth.
Sugar Soap Method – Take a bucket of warm water and a cloth. Mix in a cap full or two of sugar soap into the water and apply to the wall. Sugar soap can be purchased from most DIY Stores and Supermarkets. Sugar soap is good for removing dirt, grime and grease from walls and other surfaces.