Cleaning Crayon from Walls

Written by Amy Gordon (last updated August 21, 2023)

Here are quite a few tips for removing crayon from your walls. Your course of action will depend on the surface of your wall; however, I am sure you will find some information here that will make that crayon mark a thing of the past.

Spray the mark with multipurpose lubricating oil (don't let it drip on the floor). You can put this on a rag and wipe the area instead of spraying the wall if you like. Then you can use a paper towel or clean white cloth to gently wipe the mark.

If the crayon mark is stubborn, sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp sponge and gently rub in a circular motion. If lubricant residue remains, dampen a sponge with a solution of one or two drops of mild dishwashing liquid to one cup of water. Squeeze out the sponge and gently rub the mark in a circular motion. Rinse the sponge and lightly moisten it with water to wipe the area once more; then dry with a clean cloth.

Other things that you can use to remove crayon from walls are:

  • Baby Wipes. Simply rub the area with a baby wipe (no matter what the name brand) and you will be surprised at how quickly the crayon comes off the wall or wallpaper.
  • Goop Hand Cleaner. The oil base of this hand cleaner (available in most auto supply stores) simply dissolves the crayon. Apply to the affected area and wipe the marks away.
  • Ammonia. Just soak a cloth with ammonia and work over the crayon marks. Rinse and dry.

You can get crayon off of marlite, paneling, or some tougher types of walls using a bit of toothpaste. Don't use the gel type, which is known to stain. Use regular paste and a soft cloth to clean up the crayon marks.

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Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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