How to Remove Crayon Marks from Walls (painted, Wood, Tile), Floors and Windows – Simple Tips that WorK!
Learn how to remove crayon marks from walls, floors and windows. You will also find these tips helpful if you are looking for the best ways to get crayon marks off wood or tile floors and even carpet.
If you have a young child, coloring books, paper, and crayons are cheap entertainment that keeps your little ones busy and encourages them to be creative.
However, there are times when small children find those coloring pages and drawing sheets simply can’t contain their creativity and decide to use your home’s walls, floors or even the window to express their artistic talent.
If you have purchased water washable crayons for your child, then removing those crayon marks from your walls, floors and windows may not be much of a problem since water washable crayons can be cleaned up from most surfaces with just soap and water.
However, if your child’s artwork is created by using normal wax crayons, then cleaning up that artwork can be a bit trickier.
So, here are some tips for removing those crayon marks off your windows, floors or walls reasonably fast without damaging your various surfaces.
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How to Remove Crayon Marks from Walls (Painted)
The trick to getting rid of crayon marks from painted walls is removing the crayon without removing the paint.
Luckily, there are a number of easy ways to remove crayon marks from your walls without spending hours trying to remove every single little mark.
Best of all, some of the best crayon removers for those painted walls may be found right in your kitchen.
You can use Mayonnaise to Remove Crayon Marks from Walls
That’s right, the same condiment you use on those turkey and ham sandwiches works well to remove crayon marks from your painted walls.
Simply apply the mayo to each crayon mark and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then wipe off the mayonnaise and crayon with a damp cloth.
The Mayo may leave behind a greasy mark which can be removed by cleaning the spot with hot soapy water and then rinsing.
Baking Soda Paste
Make a paste using baking soda and water and then using a clean cloth or sponge, scrub the crayon marks. Once the crayon is removed, rinse the wall with plain water and a clean cloth.
Melt That Crayon
If there aren’t a lot of crayon marks on the wall, you can use your hairdryer to melt those crayon marks and then wipe off with a clean dry cloth.
Spray those crayon marks with WD-40 and then wash everything off with warm soapy water.
Removing Crayon Marks from Wallpaper
The very best way to remove crayon marks from wallpaper is by using a small amount of plain white toothpaste on a soft rag and gently scrubbing the in circles. Then wipe with a damp cloth.
How to Get Crayon off Wood Walls, Floors and Furniture
There are a couple of products you can use for removing crayon marks from wood wall, floors and furniture.
While it is believed that these two products will not in any way damage wood, we do suggest that you test the product in an inconspicuous space before using it in an area that will be noticeable.
Mineral spirits are a mild solvent that is sometimes used for polishing hardwood floors so it should be safe to use on your wood floor.
Just place a few drops of mineral spirits on a clean rag and gently rub over the wood until this solvent help to dissolve and remove the crayon wax.
After the crayon is removed, then use a clean white cloth to remove any remaining mineral spirits.
Because WD-40 contains mineral spirits and mineral oil, it can also remove crayon from your wood walls, floors or furniture.
Use the same method for removing the crayon with WD-40 that you would use for mineral spirits.
Goo Gone is supposed to be safe for wood, so you can use this to scrub crayon from wood surfaces. Simply place some goo gone on a clean cloth and use it to gently scrub off the crayon marks.
How to Get Crayon off Tile Floors or Walls
Magic Eraser for removing Crayon Marks
One of the best ways of cleaning crayon marks from tile is using Mr. Clean magic eraser. This works well, but may take more than one erase. Just rub gently over your tiles until the crayon is all gone, and then wash with warm soapy water.
WD-40 is also a great way to remove crayon from tile since WD-40 has a solvent that is good for removing wax.
How to Clean Crayon from Your Carpet
Cleaning crayon from your carpet may seem like impossibility. However, with some plain brown paper and an iron, you can lift that ground in crayon right out of your carpeting.
Simply place the brown paper over the crayon and then press the spot with a hot iron. Heat the paper and then lift.
Repeat, each time putting down a clean piece of paper until the crayon is lifted completely off the carpet.
Removing Crayon Marks from Your Windows
Removing crayon marks from your window, mirrors and other glass surfaces may not be as difficult as you think.
First of all, it may take a little elbow grease, but you can remove crayon from glass with regular window cleaner.
However, if you would like to try an easier (and faster way) of removing those crayon marks you can try a few of the following methods.
WD-40 or Goo Gone
Either one of these products works well to remove crayon marks from windows. Simply spray WD-40 or apply Goo Gone to the marks on the window.
Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wipe it off. The crayon should remove easily.
Once the crayon is gone, clean your window with window cleaner to remove any residue from the Goo-gone or WD-40 and leave your window sparkling clean.
Dish Soap and Hot Water
Crayons are made from wax, so any type of heat will melt the wax, dish soap is also great at removing all types of greasy or waxy substances so try mixing some dish soap in hot water and then washing the crayon marks with a sponge and then wipe with a clean dry cloth.
Once the crayon is gone you will then need to clean your window with window cleaner.
Use Your Hair Dryer
Turning your hairdryer on high and melting those wax marks on your window and wiping them off with a dry cloth will remove the wax. You may not want to use this method during the winter since your glass will be icy cold and high heat may crack the glass. Once again you will want to clean the window after with window cleaner.
Hopefully, by using these tips you can remove those crayon marks from your walls, floor (wood, tile and carpet) and windows and leave them looking as good as ever!