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    Thumbs up removing crayon from walls

    use hairspray...
    spray on top of crayon, use damp rag to remove.
    don't use on wallpapered walls.

    otherwise wd-40 on wallpapered walls.

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    I've never tried hairspray on crayon, but I have used it on pen marks!

    For crayon we use the Magic Clean erasers. .. just remember to be gentle or you can take some of your paint off, too.

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    goo gone! takes off just about anything! like magic

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    hair dryer to melt the crayon and then an oil like baby oil, wd40, etc.

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    Mr Clean Erasers are my friend!

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    Thanks for tip- my active 2 yo ds is still in 'post new baby' meltdown and our walls, glass slider, fridge (whatever he can reach) have suddenly become his pallette....


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    You can use WD-40 on painted walls just fine. It doesn't discolor the walls and all you have to do is wipe the walls a second time with a rag and dish soap.

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    I'll have to try this on the expo pen my daughter decided to use on our wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyMCGS View Post
    For crayon we use the Magic Clean erasers. .. just remember to be gentle or you can take some of your paint off, too.
    This is what we've done...it works GREAT!! In fact, it took crayon off our (gasp!) flat screen TV (YES the actual screen!!). (Gotta love kids!!).
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    Another way to remove crayon from walls is to heat up your clothes iron. Split a paper sack from the grocery store, put it over the area of the crayon and iron over the top of the sack. It melts the crayon on the wall and transfers it to the paper sack. Works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyofsix View Post
    Mr Clean Erasers are my friend!
    yes I like the clean erasers best -- I splurged a bit when I painted by purchasing the ben moore paint that you can scrub. My feeling was for the extra money the paint job would last longer and withstand all the dirty-dripping-smudgy finger/hands etc.

    wow after reading some of these comments I have to wonder...
    my kids always sat at a table to do their arts and crafts and the crayons were not "readily available" ... maybe just keeping the art box in a higher shelf in the pantry would deter some of the wall-art.

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    Well, older siblings don't always put things back. Or they miss just one crayon, which jr. finds, eats part of, and then makes her first picasso like scribbles with the end. At least at my house.

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    Basic (cheap, I don't use the gel) toothpaste and a cleaning toothbrush will take it off as well. Followup by a wet cloth. This has also helped deter my daughter from drawing a lot with crayon on the walls as she gets to do cleanup. I use Magic Erasers for stuff like markers/highllghters/pens, etc.
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    Magic Clean erasers have always worked for me too.

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