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Getting Crayon, Pen and Pencil off the Wall...

Does anyone know what I can use to get crayon, pen ink, and pencil markings off a wall? The wall is painted, so I don't want to use anything that will take the paint off. Thanks!

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So What Happened?™

Thanks guys! I have had crayon on my wall for quite some time, and some more new marks popped up too. Lol. Before, I had tried scrubbing it off with a sponge and it didn't work, I just ended up taking some of the paint off. So I just gave up and I was thinking that we would have to paint the walls again. But this weekend, I'll be getting a magic eraser! Thanks again!

**update**
Well, the mr clean magic eraser is magical! It got all the marks off the wall and then some other stuff too! Thank you for all the responses!

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vinegar works wonders on all stains and odors. I use it with potty training down to scrubbing the mud and dirt out of the carpets in the car.

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If Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser doesn't work, try this stuff called Awesome (yellow liquid in a spray bottle) from the Dollar Tree.

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Try hairspray. Aersol hairspray. It may take some of the paint off the wall but it should work. Don't use the magic eraser, it doesn't work!!!

You can also use hairspray on clothes, carpet, etc. It works well. I used hairspray on red ink that was on every pair of my husband's khaki pants b/c he left a red pen in one of his pockets. I also had dried them not knowing it was in there! ALL of the RED INK came OUT!!!

J.

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AVON Skin So Soft (Original, not the pink cap) will remove all of these without removing paint. It's also good for a bunch of other uses around the house and completely 100% safe. If you don't have any, or don't want to purchase any Skin So Soft you may want to try some rubbing acohol or a Mr. Clean Eraser. However, test these two substances somewhere near a baseboard or corner to make sure it won't remove the paint. I've used the Mr Clean Eraser to clean walls before and a small bit of the paint came off with the dirt, but nothing that discolors the walls or where you cleaned. Just test them first to be safe. If you would like to know where to buy some AVON SSS online, send me a message and I'll be happy to point you in that direction. Good Luck

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If it is a glossy or semi-gloss, WD-40 works well. Just be sure not to use it on matte paint.

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My mom had this problem when my 2 year old took marker to the walls at her house..we used those Mr. Clean Dry erase cleaner things..they worked great..try those...they didn't take the paint off, and the marker was gone..it was amazing...lol
S.

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A.,

I've always had success with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. My daughter had written on the wall with crayon one time and I thought all hope was lost and that I would never get it off but the Magic Eraser took it right off! It didn't damage my paint either. Hope that helps. Good luck! :)

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Magic Eraser! they are a life-saver LOL and the best part is that they are so easy to use to get marks off that you can make your kid clean it as punishment for marking on the wall =)

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Mr Clean Magic Eraser works great!

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vinegar works wonders on all stains and odors. I use it with potty training down to scrubbing the mud and dirt out of the carpets in the car.

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You can use the majic eraser, it work wonders

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I have used a couple of safe products from Shaklee. One is called Scour off...it is a paste in a jar...works great for crayons on wall use a wet sponge with a little Scour off...works wonders. The Scour off can be used also for stainless steel, does a nice job on backed on food such a pyrex also.
Another product that works great for crayons on wall is H2...this is a concentrated PH balanced product that I bathe my children in and wash vegetables and mix in various solutions around the house. Both of these products are a part of the GET CLEAN products featured on Oprah. You can go to www.MomsGoNGreen to check it out.

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I second the magic eraser. It is the only thing that I have found.

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Get ready for it...

Magic Eraser! I swear by it!

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Mr. Clean Magic Earser!! They are really magical!!!

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WD40 - spray on the wall, then take a warm wash cloth and wipe it off - should come right off!!!!

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If Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser doesn't work, try this stuff called Awesome (yellow liquid in a spray bottle) from the Dollar Tree.

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works wonders!
Good luck!

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Magic eraser for the win!!!!

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First try usinng one of the commercial wipes - bleach or not - and som eelbow grease. If that doesn't work, try the Mr. Clean sponge - it is very strong (keep away from kids!) but cleans anything off of anything.

Last, ther's aproduct called LA24 or something similar that the Dollar store sells - it's a great cleaner, too.

good luck!

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Toothpaste also works for most marks like that on walls.

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I wish I did know I have lots to get off too, my little girl got crayon happy this week. I was thinking maybe the Magic erasor, I have heard that will work, we shall see.

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just tried the magic eraser and it took it off the wall w/ gloss....did not take off on the nongloss paint walls.

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A good magic eraser can sometimes do the job... it really depends on the texture or paint on your walls. A friend of mine uses windex and it comes off like a pro! But while we are on the subject does anyone know how to take permanent marker off walls or even little girls who think its a new form of nail polish? LOL Good luck with the walls....

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I have a friend who swears by the Mr. Clean magic eraser. I haven't tried it yet myself.

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Our house was a rent home before we bought it. There were little markings all over the house. Kid level. I used a mr. clean majic eraser on all of them and it took most of them off. ( red crayon, black marker, and lots of mystery markings) A majic rub eraser would work on the pencil but I bet the mr. clean majic eraser would work on that too. They were on the walls and on the painted doors. My husband bought the house years before I moved here and it still took them off quickly. Good luck.

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Magic Eraser does work great! But, if you need to get anything out of the carpet or clothes, even tar, fingernail polish, marker, paint, etc. I have some stuff that is "liquid gold." Let me know and I will point you where you can get it!

Blessings,
M.
Mom to 5 Wonderful Kids
www.4MyChildrenSake.com

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I used shaving cream and elbow grease, and the crayon came off.

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Mr Clean Magic Eraser... it will get anything off!!!

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Try hairspray. Aersol hairspray. It may take some of the paint off the wall but it should work. Don't use the magic eraser, it doesn't work!!!

You can also use hairspray on clothes, carpet, etc. It works well. I used hairspray on red ink that was on every pair of my husband's khaki pants b/c he left a red pen in one of his pockets. I also had dried them not knowing it was in there! ALL of the RED INK came OUT!!!

J.

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i agree..mr cleans magic eraser work really good!!!

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the best to remove the crayon off the wall is BABY oil...try it it really works... i just finished erasing the crayon 5 mins ago...Use cloth with baby oil then just rub it.....so easy....

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