Posted by Kevin on June 26, 2001 at 19:36:53:

There is a product on the market called “OOPS”. It comes in a white can and can be found at any Wal-Mart where the household cleaners are. One of it’s main features is cleaning crayon markings up. Don’t waste your money on KILZ. KILZ is an awesome product, but a little bit of overkill (no pun intended) for crayons. No disrespect intended toward the person who said to use KILZ. Of course, if you have some KILZ lying around & are planning to paint anyway, go ahead & use it–you won’t be disappointed!!!


Posted by DC in STL on June 26, 2001 at 09:30:31:

My rentor’s daughter has learned to write on the plaster and drywalls with crayons. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what will clean it off before a coat of paint goes on the walls?

Use The Iron! - Posted by Jeff

Posted by Jeff on June 26, 2001 at 22:56:14:

Get a paper towel. Hold it on the wall. With the other hand, rub over the paper towel with an iron (on setting for cottons). The crayon/wax will come off. Be careful not to hold too long in one spot, the paint will come off the wall. This works for wax in the rugs too, only use a warm wet wash cloth instead of the paper towel.

Re: CRAYON ON THE WALLS - Posted by Bryan H (ny)

Posted by Bryan H (ny) on June 26, 2001 at 12:03:56:

Any kind of heavy degreaser (like oven cleaner or engine cleaner) will work wonders. Or there are several citrus cleaners available from hardware stores that will work. Just make sure you rinse the wall well after you’re done. Or rubbing alcohol might work (it works on perminant marker).

Re: CRAYON ON THE WALLS - Posted by mike

Posted by mike on June 26, 2001 at 11:31:30:

nothing works better than 2 coats of KILZ primer.Home Depot sells it.

Re: CRAYON ON THE WALLS - Posted by michelle

Posted by michelle on June 26, 2001 at 10:44:47:

I have used wd-40 to clean crayon off of painted walls. Spray with the wd and then clean the wd residue with a light mixture of warm water and Dawn or other dishwashing liquid, or 409 works as well. Hope this helps. Test a spot first, of course.