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02-21-2016 09:46 PM
aisha369
Walls Cleaning

Quote:
Originally Posted by spyrosj1962 View Post
To remove wax crayons try using these methods.

  1. Toothpaste (regular paste–not gel). This one is my first pick always (good old regular Crest), it also helps get rid of permanent marker stains pretty easily.
  2. Artgum Eraser – gently rub on marks in a circular motion, can also try a regular pencil eraser. Done carefully, this might be an option for wallpaper.
  3. Baking Soda – make a paste with water and use it to gently rub into the mark. You could also just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and rub.
  4. Baby Oil – apply directly to area then rub off.
  5. Mayonnaise – Glob some on then scrub a bit in a circular motion, then wipe off.
  6. Shaving Cream – apply, rub in, then wipe off.
  7. WD-40 – spray some on the marks then rub off with a soft cloth. Wipe surface with hot soapy water when done.
  8. Turpentine – dab some on a damp cloth and wipe into spot.
  9. Lighter Fluid – apply as you would turpentine.
  10. Goo Gone – Same directions as for turpentine.
  11. Ammonia – soak a section of cloth in household ammonia then rub into area. You may also luck out with an ammonia based cleanser like Windex and a hot soapy cloth.
  12. Vinegar – soak a toothbrush in white vinegar and scrub.
  13. Heat – Take a hair dryer to the markings and allow it to heat the wax. Wipe wax off with a hot, soapy cloth. You could try a clothes iron as well (no steam), just make sure it’s on a low heat setting so it won’t scorch the paint. Place a few paper towels between the surface and the iron.
  14. Hand Lotion – rub into marks then wipe off.
  15. Powdered Dishwasher Detergent – make a paste with water and gently scrub area. Some detergents contain bleach so be careful on wallpaper.
  16. Powdered Household Cleaners – such as Ajax or Comet. Mix with some water or sprinkle on a damp sponge then wipe gently.
  17. Non-stick Cooking Spray – just spray it on then wipe off the marks. Not the best solution for wallpaper since this could leave a grease mark.
  18. Hairspray – spray generously on surface then wipe off.
  19. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – go gently, you don’t want to rub off any paint.
  20. Rubbing Alcohol – Saturate part of a cloth then rub.
  21. Moist Baby Wipe Towelettes – Rub directly on the markings to lift them off.
Lifesaver!!! I go crazy trying to get rid of every little stain on my walls. Has to be my biggest pet peeve ever to have the walls so dirty. Thanks so much for the tips!
11-11-2015 06:40 AM
librarylover Of those methods, which works most easily for removing black scuff marks off white painted walls, usually low near the floor?

Magic E did not work, dish soap did not work, all purpose cleaner did not work... Help!
03-14-2013 04:17 PM
MajesticMaids Great list...just be very careful with those magic erasers. I friend of mine went crazy with one and removed paint off the wall throughout his home before realizing it. I always use the least harmful methods first, and progress to stronger and stronger chemicals/pads (making sure not to mix them).
03-14-2013 06:48 AM
spyrosj1962 My pleasure Janitorial, glad that I can help
03-13-2013 11:18 AM
janitorial
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyrosj1962 View Post
To remove wax crayons try using these methods.

  1. Toothpaste (regular paste–not gel). This one is my first pick always (good old regular Crest), it also helps get rid of permanent marker stains pretty easily.
  2. Artgum Eraser – gently rub on marks in a circular motion, can also try a regular pencil eraser. Done carefully, this might be an option for wallpaper.
  3. Baking Soda – make a paste with water and use it to gently rub into the mark. You could also just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and rub.
  4. Baby Oil – apply directly to area then rub off.
  5. Mayonnaise – Glob some on then scrub a bit in a circular motion, then wipe off.
  6. Shaving Cream – apply, rub in, then wipe off.
  7. WD-40 – spray some on the marks then rub off with a soft cloth. Wipe surface with hot soapy water when done.
  8. Turpentine – dab some on a damp cloth and wipe into spot.
  9. Lighter Fluid – apply as you would turpentine.
  10. Goo Gone – Same directions as for turpentine.
  11. Ammonia – soak a section of cloth in household ammonia then rub into area. You may also luck out with an ammonia based cleanser like Windex and a hot soapy cloth.
  12. Vinegar – soak a toothbrush in white vinegar and scrub.
  13. Heat – Take a hair dryer to the markings and allow it to heat the wax. Wipe wax off with a hot, soapy cloth. You could try a clothes iron as well (no steam), just make sure it’s on a low heat setting so it won’t scorch the paint. Place a few paper towels between the surface and the iron.
  14. Hand Lotion – rub into marks then wipe off.
  15. Powdered Dishwasher Detergent – make a paste with water and gently scrub area. Some detergents contain bleach so be careful on wallpaper.
  16. Powdered Household Cleaners – such as Ajax or Comet. Mix with some water or sprinkle on a damp sponge then wipe gently.
  17. Non-stick Cooking Spray – just spray it on then wipe off the marks. Not the best solution for wallpaper since this could leave a grease mark.
  18. Hairspray – spray generously on surface then wipe off.
  19. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – go gently, you don’t want to rub off any paint.
  20. Rubbing Alcohol – Saturate part of a cloth then rub.
  21. Moist Baby Wipe Towelettes – Rub directly on the markings to lift them off.
Yay.. I am going to print this out for future use.. Thank you This will help, I know.
03-06-2013 06:57 AM
spyrosj1962 To remove wax crayons try using these methods.

  1. Toothpaste (regular paste–not gel). This one is my first pick always (good old regular Crest), it also helps get rid of permanent marker stains pretty easily.
  2. Artgum Eraser – gently rub on marks in a circular motion, can also try a regular pencil eraser. Done carefully, this might be an option for wallpaper.
  3. Baking Soda – make a paste with water and use it to gently rub into the mark. You could also just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and rub.
  4. Baby Oil – apply directly to area then rub off.
  5. Mayonnaise – Glob some on then scrub a bit in a circular motion, then wipe off.
  6. Shaving Cream – apply, rub in, then wipe off.
  7. WD-40 – spray some on the marks then rub off with a soft cloth. Wipe surface with hot soapy water when done.
  8. Turpentine – dab some on a damp cloth and wipe into spot.
  9. Lighter Fluid – apply as you would turpentine.
  10. Goo Gone – Same directions as for turpentine.
  11. Ammonia – soak a section of cloth in household ammonia then rub into area. You may also luck out with an ammonia based cleanser like Windex and a hot soapy cloth.
  12. Vinegar – soak a toothbrush in white vinegar and scrub.
  13. Heat – Take a hair dryer to the markings and allow it to heat the wax. Wipe wax off with a hot, soapy cloth. You could try a clothes iron as well (no steam), just make sure it’s on a low heat setting so it won’t scorch the paint. Place a few paper towels between the surface and the iron.
  14. Hand Lotion – rub into marks then wipe off.
  15. Powdered Dishwasher Detergent – make a paste with water and gently scrub area. Some detergents contain bleach so be careful on wallpaper.
  16. Powdered Household Cleaners – such as Ajax or Comet. Mix with some water or sprinkle on a damp sponge then wipe gently.
  17. Non-stick Cooking Spray – just spray it on then wipe off the marks. Not the best solution for wallpaper since this could leave a grease mark.
  18. Hairspray – spray generously on surface then wipe off.
  19. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – go gently, you don’t want to rub off any paint.
  20. Rubbing Alcohol – Saturate part of a cloth then rub.
  21. Moist Baby Wipe Towelettes – Rub directly on the markings to lift them off.
02-24-2013 09:09 PM
CSCleaning
Scuff Marks and Crayon on Walls

Pretty much all the houses I clean have black scuff marks on the walls. I can get some of them off using a damp cloth and elbow grease, but others are more stubborn or just take too long.

Anyone have any tips to help clean these?

Also, a couple of the houses I clean have some crayon artwork on the walls that may not be appreciated... are there any tricks to remove this wax?

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