Wednesday, March 05, 2008

WFMW - Backwards Edition

It is once again time for Works for Me Wednesday. And it is a Backwards Edition. Don't forget to check out Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for Works for me Wednesday questions.

My question this week is simple...How in the world do you get Crayon and marker off the wall! I have done soap and water, magic eraser and even some Lysol all purpose cleaner. Boo decided a couple weeks ago that it would be fun to write her name all over the wall under her top bunk, thinking I wouldn't see it. Think again young lady! Now, I can't get it off! HELP!!

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11 comments:

Hadias said...

My only solution has been to repaint every couple of years.

Sorry. If you find out let me know.

Paige said...

I'm surprised that the magic eraser doesn't work. Have you tried hairspray? I know it works on pen. But unfortunately some "artwork" just never comes off.

Gettysburg Mom said...

I had success a few years ago with toothpaste and toothbrush. If you do decide to paint, make sure you use a concealer (binz?) or the crayon will leak through lighter paints... good luck!

Kara said...

I've always used Magic eraser, but if that doesn't work I'm stumped. Sorry! But thanks for your exercise tips on my question...winter time can be fun!

Vanessa said...

Magic Eraser has worked for me, but I think I've mostly had "washable" art product incidents so far.

I've had to repaint to get rid of other marks that just wouldn't come off.

Hope you can find something that does help!

Little Piddles said...

This won't help you for now, but always use washable crayons and markers. Up until recently if my kids got regular ones at a b'day party as a favor I'd take them to my daughter's school. Washable ones come off so easily:) I thought I read baking soda was good for cleaning walls so maybe do a test patch.

kendalswife said...

Two words: Goo Gone. I can't keep a full bottle of the stuff in my house. I use it for everything!

Niki said...

when magic eraser fails me, i go to goo gone!

Melanie said...

Crayon- Crisco shortening. No kidding. Then wipe off with paper towel. Use dish soap to then wash off the greasy residue.

Marker- magic erase or hairspray.

Anonymous said...

I had a little artist too.....

What worked for the crayon art was a flat toothbrush dipped in boiling water then into Bar Keepers Friend. Kind of made a little paste with it, then scrubbed the crayon off.

Sharpie and magic markers were a lot harder.....and usually I ended up having to repaint. Be sure and use a little Kilz before you paint with a light color....often the sharpie will bleed through the light paint and show for several coats of paint.

Goo Gone does work wonders. It got sharpie off my wooden kitchen cabinets.

TSP also works on kitchen cabinets...get it at Lowe's or Home Depot and be sure to wear gloves when you use it.


Good Luck!!!!!

Debbie J

Dena's Deliberations said...

If you do repaint, I would spray a bit of the Kilz that comes in a spray paint can over the marker/crayon so it doesn't bleed through. The water based Kilz doesn't always cover tough stains and the other is a pain to clean up. However, the spray can makes it a cinch to just spray over a spot before you paint.