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How to Remove Crayon Markings From Walls: Pro Tip From the SERVPRO Cleaning Professionals

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cleaning tip: how to remove crayon drawings from walls

Did you know that SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua is West is not just a restoration company, but a professional cleaning company too? If your Gainesville area home or business needs a deep clean, let us do the hard work! 

In honor of Crayon Day today, we are sharing a quick cleaning tip on how to remove crayon drawings from your walls. Who doesn’t love coloring with crayons as a kid? Unfortunately, some little artists turn to coloring on the walls instead of paper. If you don’t want a permanent art display on your wall, you can try one of these ways to remove crayons from your walls using cleaning supplies you probably already have on hand.

How to Remove Crayon From Wall Using Baking Soda:

  • Wet a clean sponge or rag. Put some baking soda on the rag and rub it on the crayon markings. When the mark is no longer visible, use a new wet cloth to remove the rest of the baking soda.

How to Remove Crayon From Wall Using Magic Eraser:

  • This sponge is pretty versatile. Get the magic eraser slightly damp and remove any excess water. Rub the eraser on the markings to remove them.

How to Remove Crayon From Wall Using a Blow Dryer:

  • Add a few drops of dishwashing detergent to a bowl of boiling water. Turn your blow dryer on low and aim it toward the crayon markings. The heat from the blow dryer and the hot water help soften the wax, making it easier to remove. Dip a cloth into the soapy water and use it to wipe away the markings.

How to Remove Crayon From Wall Using Distilled White Vinegar:

  • Vinegar is another great item to have on hand for multipurpose cleaning. Using a toothbrush or small scrub brush dipped in the vinegar, rub off the markings and then wipe away with a wet cloth. 

With any of these methods, make sure you test a small area first and observe that it doesn’t damage the paint finish on the wall. 

We hope you find this cleaning tip helpful! And remember, SERVPRO Gainesville West/Alachua West can help you with your home and commercial cleanings if you need more than a little bit of crayon removal! Check out our full list of professional cleaning services we provide, including carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, and biohazard cleaning:

Call us today at (352)374-6589 for a residential/commercial cleaning quote or to book an appointment. You can also visit us on Facebook.