How to Get Crayon of the Walls with One Ingredient and No Scrubbing!

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The other day my 3 year old decided to “decorate” the walls with crayon. If you’ve every tried to get crayon off of walls, you know that there are a couple of problems.

One, plain soap and water don’t work. Two, excessive scrubbing not only takes the crayon off but also takes the paint off the wall too.

So today, I’m sharing my go-to tip for getting crayon off walls in literally 30 seconds with very little scrubbing.

How to Get Crayon off the Walls Easily!

Goo Gone is one of my favorite household products to always keep on hand. I use it to get rid of labels on jars and sticker residue from clothes. But it also works really well getting crayon off of walls.

The best part is that it doesn’t take the paint off the walls either.

So here’s what to do:

  1. Fold a clean rag or paper towel up into a small square.

2. Dampen your rag or paper towel with a little Goo Gone.

3. Rub the rag on the crayon marks until they disappear.

You won’t have to scrub much at all. It will come off pretty quickly and easily.

If you don’t have Goo Gone (affiliate link) or can’t find any at your store, another option that I use from time to time is a magic eraser. I have the store brand from Walmart, and they work just as well as the name brand version. You can even find these at Dollar Tree!

Magic erasers (affiliate link) will take crayon off walls relatively easily. However, because they are somewhat abrasive, they sometimes take a thin layer of paint off as well.

If you rub lightly, you shouldn’t take up too much paint. It will take longer to get the crayon mark off the wall though.

Here’s how to use a magic erasers to get crayon off of walls:

  1. Dampen the magic eraser with a little water and squeeze out the excess water.

2. Lightly scrub the magic eraser on the crayon marks.

If you notice paint coming off the wall too, apply less pressure while scrubbing.

Excuse my dirty thumbnail! I was on a cleaning kick that day. 🙂

Those are my 2 favorite ways to get crayon off of the walls at our house. It really is pretty simple. Let me know how this works for you!

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