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Your adorable toddler just created a work of art on your living room wall, it’s a panicky moment all parents go through. You get up to leave the room, only gone for a few seconds, you come back to find the child has managed to turn a well-kept room of the home into their own personal canvas. Most of the time the child uses crayons, but sometimes he/she manages to use a permanent marker.

Not only are there several commercial stain removers such as the Magic Eraser or Kilz which will effectively rid the walls of the marks, but there are several home solutions which will also do the trick.

A few tips for removing crayon marks are baking soda, lighter fluid, mayonnaise, pencil eraser, steel wool, toothpaste, or WD-40.

Baking Soda:

Just grab a damp rag, dip it in some baking soda, and lightly scrub the marks. They should come off with a minimal amount of effort.

Lighter Fluid:

Dab some lighter fluid on a clean rag and wipe till the marks vanish. 

(Warning: Extremely Flammable)


 Rub some mayonnaise on the crayon marks and let it soak in for several minutes. Then wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth.

Pencil Erasers:

Try erasing the crayon marks from the wall.

Steel Wool:

On wallpapers, use a bit of steel wool soap pad to just skim the surface, making strokes in one direction instead of scrubbing in a circle, and your wall will be a fresh canvas in no time.


Roll up your sleeves and grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a scrub brush. The fine abrasive in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon every time. Rinse the wall with water.


Spray some WD-40 onto the marks and wipe with a clean rag. WD-40 will not damage the paint or most wallpaper (Test fabric or other fancy wall coverings first).

Permanent Marker

Permanent marker marks are tougher to remove from walls, a few solutions to remove crayons can also help remove them, such as toothpaste and baking soda. Hand sanitizer and finger nail polish remover will work as well.

Hand Sanitizer:

Try any alcohol based hand sanitizer. This does run the risk of removing the paint off the wall if left on too long, so be careful to use the least amount necessary and to be watchful of how long it is left on.

Finger Nail Polish Remover:

This solution is almost guaranteed to work, but is also almost guaranteed to remove the paint from the walls if left on to long. You may wish to test this solution in a discreet area first.

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