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Three ways to remove wax crayons from walls

If your house has recently been redecorated with some unwanted crayon masterpieces then we have the perfect solutions. These three tips can help you on the way to removing those stubborn “masterpieces”.

 

Toothpaste –

Any toothpaste which is non-gel and has some form of abrasive in it should work for this technique. Apply toothpaste to the crayon on the wall and scrub. The abrasive in the toothpaste should help to move the crayon off the wall whilst keeping the paint intact. The team at readersdigest.com recommend to follow this up by simply washing the wall with warm water after cleaning to clean off the remaining toothpaste.

 

Magic eraser –

Magic erasers such as Mr Clean Magic Erasers are renowned for being extremely effective at what they clean. Katelyn Fagan at whatsupfagans.com recommends to test this out on a small portion of the surface with crayon on before use. The magic eraser is so effective at removing the crayon if used too much it may also scrub off paint on the walls.

 

Blow Dryer –

Using a blow dryer to heat up the wax on the wall allows the crayon to be easily lifted using a simple wet and soapy cloth. Thespruce.com recommends this as their top technique to remove crayon from the walls. They also warn that whichever cloth you use to wipe it off may also retain the crayon so do not use something you are afraid to get rid of. This comes from “Sarah Aguirre” from thespruce.com.

 

Crayon stains should not be a big hassle any longer. Following one or many of these techniques is almost guaranteed to leave your wall crayon free. Our blog has many other cleaning tips and tricks to help you clean around the house.

 

Sources:

Readers Digest – https://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/how-to-get-crayon-off-the-wall/

Whats up Fagans – https://www.whatsupfagans.com/how-to-remove-crayon-marks-from-walls-pinterest-experiment/

The Spruce – https://www.thespruce.com/remove-crayon-stains-off-walls-1901140

 

DISCLAIMER: The advice contained herein is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Cleanhome makes no representations or warranties in relation to any advice in this article or the information and materials contained or referred to within it.  Any application of advice, guidance or materials referred to herein is done so at the users own risk. Always check the label and follow manufacturers recommendations. Test a small area first. Wear protective clothing when handling caustic substances.

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COVID-19 5th January Update

 

Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team