Walls / Wallpaper

Crayon on walls or washable wallpaper

Clean by spraying with WD-40, then gently wipe using a paper towel or clean cloth. If the WD-40 leaves a residue, gently wipe off with a sponge soaked in soapy water; rinse clean and blot dry.

If the mark is stubborn, use some baking soda on a damp sponge and gently rub in a circular motion.

You could also try using a hair dryer. Heat the wax and then wipe away instantly. If the colour remains, like red usually does, wet a cloth with bleach and wipe.

Removing grease spots/stains from wallpaper

Option 1 – Grease stain on vinyl wallpaper

  1. Make a mixture of warm water and dishwashing detergent by pouring about 1 tsp of dishwashing detergent into the bowl and adding warm water
  2. Dip a clean rag into the mixture and rub the old grease spot
  3. Then, wet another rag with clean water and rub the dishwashing detergent away
  4. Repeat the process of rubbing the spot with mixture and wiping if off with clean water until the grease area is gone

Option 2 – Grease stain on vinyl wallpaper

  1. Blot the spot with a clean, dry paper towel if it’s fresh grease or oil on vinyl wallpaper
  2. Plug in an iron and set it to a ‘warm’ setting. Place two paper towels (folded over each other) over the oil or grease mark)
  3. Gently press the iron on the paper towel directly over the spot
  4. The oil will absorb into the paper towels
  5. If all of the oil or grease doesn’t absorb into the paper towel, repeat the process with clean paper towels until the spot is completely gone.

Option 3 – Grease stain on non-vinyl wallpaper

  1. Apply talcum powder to the grease spot, whether the stain is old or new
  2. The stain has a better chance of coming off if you attempt to clean it when it has first been done
  3. Allow the talcum powder to sit on the stain for a few minutes and then brush it away with a soft, clean paintbrush
  4. Repeat this process until the grease spot is completely removed.

White Bread

To remove dirty or greasy fingerprints from painted walls or non-washable wallpaper, rub the area with a slice of white bread.