If you have little ones, the odds are good that your tiny Picassos are going to explore their artistic side on your walls. They will probably decide that the walls in your house badly needs their creative talents. And while no one likes spending the whole weekend at home so they can remove crayon marks from walls, it’s a reality.
Therefore, when it does, take some deep, cleansing breaths and remember this is just a phase. You can have beautiful things and your children will grow out of it. After your blood pressure has gone down, you might want to explain to your little artists why coloring on the walls is a big “no-no.”
Based on the age of your child or children and the situation, they might need the opportunity to experience the consequences of drawing on the walls. Give them non-toxic, green cleaning tools and demonstrate how to clean up the mess they have created. They most likely won’t get all the markings off completely, but in the interest of good feelings within them about chores, you should still commend their efforts.
If the crayons are washable, no worries. You can clean those with just soap and water. However, if they aren’t the washable kind, below are a few simple ways to aid in removing those crayon marks from your painted walls.
A Word to the Wise
Before you get going on removing the wall marks, test the cleaning solution on a tiny non-visible space of your wall to see what it does to the color and surface. If the space still looks good, then you’re okay to do the job. If you don’t perform a test, you might find yourself desiring to keep those crayon marks.
Even after your best efforts to get rid of the crayon marks from the wall, some surfaces will just have to be repainted to reestablish them to their glory state before your child began working on their masterpiece.
Good news, now you can try that new vibrant color you’ve had your eye on. Schedule a consultation with a professional Rochester painter if you don’t want to try and get rid of the crayon marks yourself.
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