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How to Remove Crayon from Walls

Keeping your walls clean and free of crayon, permanent marker or even toothpaste can be a difficult task if you have little kids. When cleaning any painted wall it's important to use a non-abrasive cleaning solution that won't discolor or diminish your paint. Whether your walls are coated with latex or oil-based paint, using Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner on a regular cleaning schedule can keep dirt, food and crayon marks off painted walls and keep them looking great until the next art project.



  1. Mix 1 ounce of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner to 4 cups water. For lighter jobs, use a 1:32 mix ratio to avoid affecting the paint on your walls. Spot test a small, hidden area before use.
  2. Spray Simple Green solution directly on the wall. Allow the product to soak for a minute on crayon stains or other scuff marks.
  3. Scrub. If needed, use some elbow grease and start scrubbing with a soft bristle scrub brush or non-abrasive scrubbing pad to help to loosen crayon.
  4. Wipe down wall with a damp clean rag.
  5. Dry walls completely. Use a clean, non-abrasive cloth to wipe down oil-based gloss or semi-gloss walls for a streak-free surface. (This step is not necessary on latex paint.)
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