Stains from Wallpaper

Updated on March 30, 2009
K.P. asks from Athens, GA
6 answers

Hi All, My son decorated his wall with holiday gel clings that stick on windows. When we removed them it left a crimson stain/imprint of the clings. Does anyone know how I can remove the stain from the wallpaper?
thanks,
Kathy

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Hi All,
Want to thank all of you have responded to my question. So far none of the things I've tried have worked. I will call the company tomorrow to see if they can add anything. Will let you know if I find something that works. You are wonderful people.
thanks again,
Kathy

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C.S.

answers from Columbia on

I am personally not a fan of them, but did you try the magic eraser? Also, I have seen on TV shows that they use areosol hairspray to remove things from walls. You should test both on a small area that cannot be seen to make sure it doesn't damage the wall paper before you try it on larger areas. I also read online that you could try a new gum art eraser (look at an art supply or craft store) or if it looks like it is a grease based spot, sprinkle powder on the wall and allow it to absorb the grease then brush it off with a clean paint brush. I typed into google "How to remove spots from wallpaper" and about a million sites came up. I would try each idea until I found one that worked.

Good Luck!

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V.A.

answers from Atlanta on

My first thought was magic eraser, too.

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K.A.

answers from Savannah on

Try a magic eraser...they are with the cleaning supplies, there are off-brands too. I think the name brand is Mr. Clean. You just get them damp...they work miracles!
Also, you may want to be careful if the wall paper is textured

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H.W.

answers from Atlanta on

Call the company, I am sure they have some experience with this. :)

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B.F.

answers from Atlanta on

Try goof off and/or goo gone they both help with stains I've used both and they have saved me on so many things. I'd try goo gone first.

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E.T.

answers from Columbus on

hi, the only thing I can suggest is I know to get black permant marker off walls we use windex, or nail polish remover. but not sure if this will help, sorry. good luck.

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