2 Year Old Colored on the Flat Screen!!

Updated on December 03, 2010
K.H. asks from Dallas, TX
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In the middle of cooking dinner my sweet baby angel who was coloring in the living room colored the flat screen while watching Diego. I tried to get it off with a little water and paper towel. That did NOT work (did not make a dent). So if anyone has any ideas I am open. It's a LCD flat screen and I don't want to put too push pressure on it or mess up the screen. Thank you so much!!!

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answers from Tulsa on

Spray WD40 lightly on a microfiber rag and rub gently.
DO NOT use windex or vinegar.
Type crayon flatscreen
and see the discussions.

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answers from Dallas on

I have not had experience with this cleaning up crayola from a flat screen but my little toddler seems to get a hold of a crayon and color just about everywhere else and the Mister Clean Magic Eraser gets it right up. These are wonderful and the crayola comes right up so you might try that. Good luck!! Gotta love'em :) LOL!!

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answers from Wichita on

call a local tv or repair store, they should have tips. Or you could look up the website for your tv brand and find an 800 number. Our screen says only to clean it with a microfiber clothe, so I'd be hesitant to use vinegar or anything without expert opinion first.

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answers from Dallas on

Magic Eraser does scratch glass so do not use that. The W-D 40 should do the trick.


answers from Washington DC on

do NOT use a magic eraser - it will scratch your screen.



answers from Tulsa on

magic eraser took it off my walls the joys of terrible twos


answers from Dallas on

Mr Clean Magic Eraser. I know it sounds crazy, but it worked for me! Just rub gently. I would not recommend any spray cleaners.



answers from San Francisco on

My husband told me to use this: 1/4 cup of White Vinegar to 1 Cup of Hot Water mixture. You wipe this on with a damp paper towel and always wipe in the same direction - left to right then top to bottom. Then wipe with a dry paper towel. You may have to do this multiple times. The vinegar will not hurt the special screen if you remove it immediately. Good luck!


answers from San Antonio on

maybe goo-gone? I think it does remove crayon, but not sure about the safety of putting it on the flatscreen. try the goo-gone's website. Here are a few Qs&As. There's a 1-800 number you could call and ask if it's okay for your tv.



answers from Minneapolis on

I would guess that a magic eraser would work. Try it just in the corner first, I would hate for it to damage the screen. Magic Erasers really do work magic though.



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answers from Sacramento on

A substitute teacher used real marker on my SMARTboard last year! Eeek. Windex on a soft cloth did the trick. Spray onto the cloth, then use small circles on the screen. It's the same kind of surface. I regularly use Windex to clean the LCD tv and computer monitor so it won't HURT the screen (even if it doesn't get the marker off). Give it a try.




answers from Dallas on

Having been there and done that WD-40.



answers from Dallas on

Melaleuca has a product called Sol-U-Mel that works great. It even took the food coloring stain off my wood table. Use it sparingly, though. Because it's so good it can take the finish off of things too. It's only sold thru Melaleuca sales reps, so I guess do a google search to find one (I bought mine from a friend who doesn't sell it anymore.)



answers from Chicago on

vinegar and water. it's gentle enough to clean jewelry and windows ...use 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar to start. Use a soft cloth and spray the cloth not the screen....should take it right off.



answers from Dallas on

My husband said isopropyl alcohol.

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