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Can you paint over crayon?

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GrouchyKiwi Tue 02-Feb-16 13:52:27

DD1 has drawn on the walls with both crayon and colouring pencils. I'm pretty sure I can just paint over the pencil, but can I do the same for the crayon?

If not, anyone know the best way to get it off the walls?

educatingarti Tue 02-Feb-16 13:56:57

Try baby wipes and if that doesn't work then try WD40!

wowfudge Tue 02-Feb-16 13:58:25

Try WD40 or scrub with toothpaste to remove. You won't be able to paint over it and prevent it from showing through the paint unless you use a stain block paint first. It's fairly expensive so I'd try to get the crayon off first. I've used toothpaste and an old toothbrush myself and it does work. I haven't used WD40 as I worried about it leaving marks on painted walls.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 02-Feb-16 14:04:29

OK, thanks. Will try the toothpaste and toothbrush first.

I'm not worried about removing paint because it's all white, I've loads left, and we're going to get the house properly decorated soon.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 02-Feb-16 14:05:26

And I can get DD to do some of the cleaning too.

Cumberlover76 Tue 02-Feb-16 20:04:48

Try those magic eraser things I used to get rid of crayon from our walls as well as other marks.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 02-Feb-16 20:10:24

Do you mean these things, Cumber?

www.amazon.co.uk/10-Magic-Eraser-Sponges-Chemical/dp/B003QITQC6

Cumberlover76 Fri 05-Feb-16 18:30:32

Yes they are fab, got crayon off tv, wall (gloss and emulsion) and windows - I have a very creative DD!

abbsismyhero Fri 05-Feb-16 18:36:41

use milk its bizarre but works

GrouchyKiwi Fri 05-Feb-16 19:16:57

Great. I've bought a couple so will get stuck in tomorrow!

Will try milk if all else fails!

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