How to Remove Crayon from Walls

Remove Crayon from walls with these everyday household items

Most families with young children will encounter crayon markings on a wall at some point in time. Crayon can be stubborn and difficult to fully remove, but there are some reliable tricks that can get the wall clean.

There are a few common household items that can work to remove crayons from a painted wall.

Magic Erasers

Be sure to test a small area before going all in with a magic eraser. Just slightly dampen the eraser and then rub the crayon marked areas of the wall. If your test spot looks like it is damaging the paint, its best to move on to another method.

Baking Soda

Baking soda with a damp sponge, toothbrush, or rag rubbed gently on the crayon marks is another effective way to get crayon off the walls.


WD-40 can work surprisingly well for getting crayon off a painted wall. Spray a small amount of WD-40 product onto a paper towel and wipe the crayon marks. It can be a little messy and should be spot tested on a small area of the wall to see if it causes any discoloration in the paint. After the crayon comes off you will need to wash the oil off the wall.

Toothpaste (non-gel)

The abrasive texture of non-gel toothpaste works to break down the crayons wax from the wall. It can leave a white spot on the wall that will usually come clear by washing the wall afterwards.

If all else fails

Once in a while, crayon on the wall can cause enough damage to warrant re-painting the wall, if none of the methods below work for you give us a call at 562-900-8558 or set up a free estimate appointment online.

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