5 Quick DIY Hacks to get Rid of Crayon Marks from the wall

Does your child love drawing on walls, here are few quick DIY hacks that can help you say bye to crayon scribbles from the walls

5 Quick DIY Hacks to get Rid of Crayon Marks from the wall

Do you have a toddler or a young child who is a Van Gogh or a Picasso at your home, trying to explore their creative side?

Yes, we are talking about the most famous activity that a child loves to do. In order to express their way of the imaginary world, children start drawing on walls when they discover a new side to drawing, coloring, and painting, and this activity is a reflection of their growing curiosity towards creativity that excites them to scribble on walls. Every kid at some point in their lives enjoys doing this.

As parents, being supportive of this new stage of development is valuable because this is a way to understand your child's thinking and allow them to have the freedom of learning new things.

Parenting can be a challenging task when you always want to support your little one with their discoveries while saving your walls from looking messy and untidy with those cute little scribbles.

So, here are some Easy DIY Tips to remove the crayon scribbles from the walls without interrupting your child's adventure.

Check Out The Five Methods:

Below methods definitely works but we recommend you to take professional help for better reuslts.

Tip 1: Dish washing Liquid

 Dish washing Liquid

Now you might be wondering why is a dish washing liquid mentioned as a tip, But trust me this can not only help you get rid of the oil and stains in your vessels but will hugely help you in getting rid of those crayon marks from your wall, all you will have to do is take a hot water bowl to dilute a good amount of dish washing liquid into it, dip the sponge and start wiping over the walls.

Sometimes scrubbing too much may lead to the spread of colors, to avoid this situation keep a wet cloth handy so that you have a backup ready.

Remember dish washing liquid may not work well on ball pen marks

Tip 2: Toothpaste


Well, we all know that around 90% of DIY hacks have toothpaste mentioned in it as it's one magic and cost-friendly ingredient that we all have in our homes and we can make use of it in many different ways. To use toothpaste over the walls, squeeze the paste on a brush and scrub it over the walls and done you can slowly see the crayon mark disappearing.

Make Sure you're using regular white toothpaste and not gel-based or colored toothpaste as colored pastes will cause extra damage to your walls.

Tip 3: Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a must-add hack when it comes to DIYs. If you're using baking soda to remove the scribbles from the wall, then mix the baking soda with the water to make a paste out of it, then slowly scrub it off with a scrubber, let the paste settle on the walls for a few minutes, and then gently wipe off the walls with a wet cloth or a sponge and Voila, there you have walls cleaned

Tip 4: Vinegar


Vinegar is an ingredient that is used in every household for many purposes, be it for food consumption or washing clothes to remove stains and dirt, in the same way, it is one good hack to remove the crayon colors from your walls as vinegar's acidic agent helps you achieve clean walls. Take vinegar and mix it well with water, take a brush or a scrub off the crayon marks from walls.

Tip 5: Blow Dryer

Blow Dryer

Now you must be wondering why is this unusual hack mentioned here as a tip to clean off the marks from the walls but trust me a blow dryer helps to melt down the crayon after which you can just take a wet cloth and clean the walls. This hack could be time-consuming but will help you get the walls cleaned.

While all these hacks work wonders, always remember to know the type of paint that you have used for walls depending on which you can choose the specific hack, as few hacks may not work well on particular types of paints.

Now that with these tips you have got your walls cleaned however there are possibilities that your child will continue his or her creative game for this you can invest in some alternatives to the walls like a whiteboard, chalkboard, or glass boards because as a parent you always want to look out for the opportunities where your child's learning never ends and these alternatives could work best.

If your child has stopped scribbling on walls, and you believe now is the right time to repaint the walls, then contact hometriangle professionals to get your walls freshly painted.

Frequently Asked questions

How do you remove crayons from walls?

  1. Use a credit card or plastic scraper to gently scrape off any excess crayon wax.
  2. Apply a non-gel toothpaste or baking soda mixed with water to the crayon marks.
  3. Gently scrub the affected area with a soft cloth or sponge.
  4. Wipe the wall clean with a damp cloth.
  5. If any residue remains, use a mild detergent solution to clean the area.
  6. Rinse the wall with clean water and dry it thoroughly.

Is crayon easy to get off walls?

Removing crayon marks from walls can vary in difficulty depending on factors such as the type of wall surface, the amount of crayon applied, and how long it has been on the wall. In many cases, crayon marks can be relatively easy to remove with the right techniques and cleaning products. Using methods like gentle scraping, applying toothpaste or baking soda paste, and using a mild detergent solution can effectively remove crayon marks from walls. However, more stubborn or older crayon marks may require additional effort and repeated cleaning attempts. It's always a good idea to test any cleaning method on a small, inconspicuous area of the wall first to ensure it does not damage the surface.

Can I paint over crayon?

In some cases, you can paint over crayon marks on walls. However, it's important to properly prepare the surface before painting to ensure a smooth and even finish.