How to Use a Scrubbing Cloth to Remove Crayon Markings on Walls

crayon-strokes-background-1013tm-bkg-655Crayon marks on any surface, especially on walls, are not particularly difficult to remove. You can actually have peace of mind when your kids are scribbling on the walls using crayons, because you know exactly how to keep those marks from staining your walls permanently.  If you don’t have the time to focus on little house cleaning tasks like this, The Maids of Charleston in Hanahan, SC can handle it for you.

Using a Scrubbing Cloth – for Lighter Marks

A microfiber cloth offers incredible scrubbing power to remove fresh, light pressure drawings on small areas, without scratching the wall. It lifts and removes the crayon, just like and eraser sponge, but it does not wear out, and you can use it on others surfaces besides white walls. To remove light marks with a scrubbing cloth, simply

  • Dampen your microfiber cloth
  • Scrub in a circular or up-and-down motion to loosen the marks
  • Wipe the entire wall clean

The nature of the stain depends on how it got there, the type of surface, and how long it has been there. But for new crayon stains, water alone acts as the detergent, and reduces friction with ease when using a scrubbing cloth. The weave of the material cuts through any marks, making it easy to wipe them away.

Using Any Other Cloth with “Quick N Brite” – for Older and Tougher Stains

If the cloth you are using does not have the appropriate weave for scrubbing, you can use it with a cleaner, like Quick N Brite; an all-natural cleaner that can even remove candle wax from carpeting and clothes. This cleaner works by breaking apart the crayon wax and lifting it off the wall, allowing you to wipe it off easily. To clean,

  • Dampen the microfiber or any other cloth
  • Spray the cleaner to the affected areas and let it rest for a few minutes
  • Once the crayon loosens up, wipe it with your piece of cloth

Scrubbing cloth is very effective for removing crayon marks, but it cannot clean older and tougher stains, or larger areas. So, using a cleaner with any piece of cloth can help you clean tougher stains, faster and using less energy to clean large stained areas quickly.