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    Default Crayons vs the Wall

    Nolan went through this stage recently where the walls were his canvass.

    Now that we will be moving at some point, I need to get the crayon/highlighter off the wall.

    I have tried previously, but the paint comes off when just scrubbing with water, so I am unsure how else to do it.

    Should I just prime the walls before we move? Do I have to prime the WHOLE wall? or just the sections with the crayon?

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    Try a “Magic Eraser“ I got crayon off L's wall with one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurensmom View Post
    Try a “Magic Eraser“ I got crayon off L's wall with one.
    I have, but it strips the paint off the wall and leaves these ugly grey circles all over the wall where the paint is missing. Its a very cheap carpenters paint they used in here.

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    i'd do it anyway. esp. if you or whoever will be painting the walls again. before or after you leave.

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    21 Tips For Removing Crayon Marks From Walls

    1. Toothpaste (regular paste–not gel). This one’s my first pick always (good old regular Crest), it also helps clean up permanent marker stains pretty easily.
    2. Artgum Eraser – gently rub on marks in a circular motion, can also try a regular pencil eraser. Done carefully, this might be an option for wallpaper stains.
    3. Baking Soda – make a paste with water and use it to gently scrub the mark. You could also just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and rub.
    4. Baby Oil – apply directly to crayon stains then rub off.
    5. Mayonnaise – Glob some on the stain and scrub a bit in a circular motion, then wipe off.
    6. Shaving Cream – apply to markings, rub in, then wipe off.
    7. WD-40 – spray some on the marks and rub off. Wash walls with hot soapy water once the crayon has been removed.
    8. Turpentine – dab some on a damp cloth and scrub into stain to remove crayon.
    9. Lighter Fluid – apply as you would turpentine
    10. Goo Gone – Same directions as for turpentine
    11. Ammonia – soak a section of cloth in household ammonia and scrub markings. You may also luck out with an ammonia based cleaner like Windex and a hot soapy cloth.
    12. Vinegar – soak a toothbrush in white vinegar and scrub marks off.
    13. Heat – Take a hair dryer to the crayon stain and allow it to heat the wax. Wipe heated crayon wax off with a hot, soapy cloth. You could try a clothes iron as well (no steam), just make sure it’s on a low heat setting so it won’t scorch the paint. Place a few paper towels between the wall and the iron.
    14. Hand Lotion – rub directly into crayon and wipe off.
    15. Powdered Dishwasher Detergent – make a paste with water and gently scrub area. Some detergents contain bleach so be careful on wallpaper.
    16. Powdered Household Cleaners – such as Ajax or Comet. Mix with some water or sprinkle on a damp sponge then scrub gently.
    17. Non-stick Cooking Spray – just spray it on then wipe off the marks. Not the best solution for wallpaper since this could leave a grease stain.
    18. Hairspray – spray generously on walls then scrub off the crayon.
    19. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – go gently, you don’t want to rub off any paint.
    20. Rubbing Alcohol – Saturate part of a clean cloth then rub stains.
    21. Moist Baby Wipe Towelettes – Rub them directly on the crayon stains and scrub markings off. The homemade baby wipes should work too!
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    I have a wall colourer and have tried a ton of things. THE BEST and easiest way to get crayons off the wall is GooGone. It comes off with minimal rubbing and doesn't take the paint off the walls.

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    I would see what your lease says about the condition the walls have to be in when you move out. Some places say it has to be in the same condition as when you moved in. If it was primed and you painted then you need to prime the walls before you move out.
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    We haven't painted. The lease doesn't say anything about walls, except that we need written permission to pain red or black.

    Its the paint they used, I think painters beige? its like a nicotine stained yellow colour...(compared to white)
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    If it doesn't say anything about the walls then I'd just leave it up to the superintendent to fix it up for the next tenant. Worst case is you lose your security deposit for them having to clean and repaint.
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