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How to Remove Crayon Marks from Walls with Vinegar



How to Remove Crayon from Walls

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Crayon on the walls – it's a punishing discovery, but the clean up needn't add to the punishment. For a cheap and effective way to remove those offending crayon marks just dip a toothbrush in white vinegar, and use it to scrub away at the stain – the marks will vanish before your eyes!

Why This Works

The acetic acid in vinegar breaks down both the wax and pigment components of the crayon mark.

Reasons to Remove Crayon with Vinegar:

  • inexpensive
  • non-toxic
  • safe for most surfaces


1) Test on a small area, before applying to the entire stain. Not all paints and finishes will react favorably to the treatment.

2) As with any cleaner, you should avoid all contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin

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