How to Clean Your Child’s Scribbles From Your Walls

Is scribbling on walls with crayons your child’s favourite pastime? Use these simple cleaning tips to restore the look of your walls.


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Kids love to scribble with their crayons, especially on walls. Most kids go through this phase. Remember, it is only a phase and will soon be over. Cleaning these scribbles is easy if you follow the simple surface cleaning tips given here. 

So, the next time your little Picasso is ready with yet another masterpiece, roll up your sleeves and try one of these tried and tested tricks. These tips should work on most types of wall paint. But to be doubly sure, try it out on an inconspicuous corner of your wall first. Ensure that the cleaning process does not cause the paint on your walls to peel off. 

1) Use a Cleaning Solution

Prepare a cleaning solution by adding 4-5 drops of dishwashing liquid to a bowl of warm water. Soak a sponge in this solution and wipe your walls with it. Rinse your walls with a cleaning rag soaked in plain water. Lastly, wipe with a dry cotton cloth. Don’t forget to place a rag on the floor to catch water drips.

2) Use a Glass Cleaner

Spray some glass cleaner on the crayon scribbles and let the solution sit on the wall for 20 minutes. This should cause the crayon marks on the walls to loosen. Now, wipe off the stains using a clean rag. 

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3) Use a Cleaning Paste

Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of water to make a paste. Spread this paste on the crayon drawings on the wall. Let it rest for 2 minutes. Then, scrub the paste with a damp sponge and finally wipe off the residue using soapy water.

There you have it. Your walls will now look like they have been freshly painted. There is a chance that your kid will again treat them like a blank canvas. But you now know what to do.

Frequently asked questions on scribbles on walls

How do I remove scribbles from my wall without damaging the paint?

You can remove scribbles from your wall without damaging the paint by using a melamine foam eraser, baking soda and water paste, or a specialized cleaning solution designed for removing marks from walls. Test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure that it doesn't damage the paint.

Can I use vinegar to remove scribbles from my wall?

Yes, you can use vinegar to remove scribbles from your wall. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water, apply the solution to the marks, and scrub gently with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse the wall with water and dry it with a clean cloth.

How can I prevent my child from scribbling on the walls?

You can prevent your child from scribbling on the walls by providing them with a designated area for drawing and painting, giving them washable markers or crayons, and explaining to them that it is not okay to draw on the walls.

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