I always advise parents who have toddlers against painting their walls in white or any other pale colors. Why? Because a toddler or two, some unleashed creativity and a pack of crayons can make a lot of damage to a light colored wall. However, we will offer you here some easy solutions and cheap materials that will help you in limiting the damage of your children’s creativity.
– Gasoline and lighter fluid. What I love about gasoline is that while it can easily dissolve persistent oil stains, it can be easily dissolved with soap and water. So, wet a paper towel with a little bit of gasoline and wipe off crayon stains and then clean the area with some soapy water.
– What is mayonnaise made of? Oil, vinegar and lemon juice. And while vinegar and lemon juice are strong cleaning elements, oil is good at dissolving oil based stains, such as crayon stains. Rub crayon stains and marks with a little bit of mayonnaise to get rid of them easily.
– Get your WD – 40 oil spray from your garage and spray the crayons’ marks and stains and then wipe them off with paper towels and watch them go in seconds.
– Sometimes using oil sprays, gasoline and lighter fluids or mayonnaise is not a good solution especially if the stains are on wallpaper or wall panels. In this case try using an eraser or some baking soda solution. If the eraser’s cleaning friction doesn’t get the job done, baking soda’s sworn by cleaning powers will.
– A cleaning paste, a magic eraser or an art gum eraser. This solution may be out of ordinary and might not be available in every house, but if you have it, by all means use it.