Yeah, that happened to me this week. I couldn't believe I let it go that long. I'm sure I could blame it on the dining room remodel, being pregnant, trying to get kids to actually sleep at night, etc. But in reality, 5 minutes with each wall and I could've had them cleaned ages ago. We've all got 5 minutes! Granted, if you've let yours go as long as mine, to get it all clean, may take your whole day. That's the price of procrastination.
I recently read that WD-40 will remove crayon from walls. I had a can in the cleaning cupboard, so I figured I'd give it a try. The worst possible outcome would be that it did nothing. To my joy, it actually worked. Sadly, it only takes off crayon; no pen, pencil, marker, or little dirty handprints.
Nice right! It even wiped off pretty easy.
This here's my favorite though
See if you look right near the top center to the left of the face, you'll see CTR. CTR stands for Choose The Right. I'm so glad my kids thought to write CTR on the wall, they must be learning something, right?
As you can see, the crayon came off, the pencil stayed. I also learned that if the crayon is under something else, say like lotion smeared on the wall, the WD-40 will do nothing. Sigh.
If you know of any way to remove pencil, pen and marker, I'd sure love to hear it!!