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  We all know that with kids and animals around the house, it can be really hard to keep walls clean and mark free. Here’s some tips on how to...

 

We all know that with kids and animals around the house, it can be really hard to keep walls clean and mark free. Here’s some tips on how to clean walls!

Ink (Pen and Permanent Marker) – Thanks to the artistic attempts of our little cherubs, this seems to be the thing that ends up most often on our walls. To remove ink, there are a few methods you can try (for painted walls).

*Spray some hairspray onto a cotton ball until it’s fairly soaked and rub it gently over the ink mark.

*Try some rubbing alcohol/metho on a cotton ball and dab it on the ink stain until the stain is gone.

*Apply some toothpaste to it, leave it for 10 minutes, then wash off with water (this method is also great for wallpapered walls).

*Apply some eucalyptus oil to a cotton ball and rub directly on the mark.

Crayon – Another thing the kids like to apply to our walls is crayon. To remove it from painted walls, get a small plastic spoon and gently scrape some of the crayon wax off the wall. Then sprinkle some bicarb soda on a cloth and rub it over the mark. Wipe it off with a damp cloth. If there is remaining crayon residue, try rubbing the rest off with eucalyptus oil on a cotton ball.

To remove crayon from wallpapered walls, use the toothpaste method and follow it up by wiping it down with some white vinegar.

Dirty Fingerprints and Scuff Marks – To get rid of dirty fingerprints the best thing to use is a ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup of warm water, then wipe the walls down with it. Eucalyptus oil on a cotton ball rubbed on the fingerprints will also work well.

Grease Marks – The same vinegar/water solution as above may be used to remove grease stains from your walls (especially in the kitchen). Lemon juice is a great degreaser so you can add a couple of splashes of that to the solution for the stubborn grease marks.

General Wall Cleaner – For a general clean and freshen up of your walls, you can try Shannon Lush’s technique – 1 teaspoon of lavender oil in a spray bottle of water. Spray it all over the wall and wipe off with pantyhose. Alternatively, you can buy sugar soap from any supermarket or hardware store to wash your walls down.

There are other suggestions I have seen which may also work on your walls, such as using baby wipes, Magic Erasers and Gumption or even just plain soapy water. Let us know if you have any other great tips or tricks and we can add them to the website!

(Admin Nic).

 

 

Jody Allen

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Jody is the Owner and Founder of Stay at Home Mum. Being a self-confessed nerdy girl, she enjoys a good book or two (including Twilight and Jackie Collins) and is an avid collector of teapots and hair products. Obsessed with 'The Tudors' (and Henry Cavill) she would someday love to take a year off work and go to visit all the historic sites in England.

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  • SindyAS

    To save time, if the walls just need a general clean, I’ve used a sponge mop to clean them… beats doing it by hand.

  • Tiffany Louise

    I found wd40 was excellent at removing stubborn crayon stains on my wall paper.. just spray wd40 on and wipe off lightly.

  • Jo

    Any suggestions for cleaning blood off the wall? A squished mosquito makes a nasty mess!

    • Nicole

      Try just using warm soapy water to gently wipe it off the wall and if there’s any remaining stain wait for it to dry and use a Magic Eraser to get the rest off or some toothpaste or WD40!

  • Narelle

    aerogard is also brilliant at getting permanent marker off painted walls, just keep a wet cloth handy as it starts running straight away