Cleaning Your Painted Walls from Unwanted Marks

Crayons, markers, smudges, and dirt. Walls can get messy, and easily. Especially with kids around and in busy rooms like the kitchen and bathroom.

You might think it is an impossible task to clean walls effectively yet safely. Have no fear, you don’t have to repaint the whole wall to get it clean from those unwanted marks.

The Magic of a Magic Eraser

For light marks from crayons and pens, try the trusty old magic eraser. These erasers are great to clean almost anything, including walls! The foam-like material is gentle enough on painted walls while also working as an effective cleaning agent. It won’t remove any of the paint as it is delicate but works to remove scuff marks, pen marks, and crayons. Just wet the foam eraser so it is damp and start scrubbing!

Use a Baking Soda Soluble

For darker marks, you will need a little stronger cleaning agent. Start with just a tad bit of baking soda, like a dime size on a damp cloth and scrub. This is great for those stubborn small marks.

Need to handle a bigger job on white walls?

Combine baking soda and toothpaste! Add toothpaste and baking soda to a damp cloth. The baking soda works as the cleaning agent and the toothpaste helps whiten. This is ideal for those dirty white walls. For tougher marks, make a paste out of the toothpaste and baking soda. Then, use a small brush to gently scrub away unwanted marks.

Helpful Tips

To prevent those unwanted scuffs and marks, pick out a stain-resistant paint to paint your walls. Also, the type of paint can go a long way. The higher the sheen the better, so look for a satin, semi-gloss, or gloss paint. Satin paints are great for hallways and kids’ rooms as marks are less likely to stick.

From picking out the right paint from the start to helping repair painted walls, East Valley Painters is there to help with all of your painting needs. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.


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Calli Varner
Calli Varner