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21 Crayon Busters: How To Remove Scribbles From Walls
Posted By Tipnut On October 13, 2009 @ 4:16 am In Fixes & How-To,General | 89 Comments
Have a little scribble artist nearby? No worries, they’ll grow out of it eventually ;). In the meantime, here is an organized master tip file that I’ve gathered over time. Keep in mind some paint finishes may be dulled or damaged by a particular method, so test a small area of the surface first.
If you’re dealing with wallpaper, you’ll need to work carefully and make sure to test a small hidden area first. Watch for paper discoloration as well as paper fiber damage. Things like WD-40 and solvents of any kind may leave stains behind, so take your time finding the right solution, the non-washable varieties are especially tricky (I did add some tips to the bottom of this page).
Here are a few tips dealing with wallpaper stains: (Source page no longer available online)
Crayon: (You have to remove both wax/grease and color.) If thick amount left, scrape off excess with table knife. Use a warm iron and white paper towel method as under “grease spots”. For non-washable papers, try paste spot remover as under “grease spots”, or wipe gently with a cloth moistened with denatured alcohol or spot remover; these are flammable and the vapors are toxic, so be sure there is no flame, spark or pilot light in area and have plenty of ventilation. Do not clean walls by this method! Use only on small spots. For washable papers, use sudsy sponge after lifting grease. Do not smear the residue.
After applying the treatment, make sure to completely wipe off any cleaner or residue with hot soapy water.
If I missed your tried and true fix, I hope you’ll add it below :).
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