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
- Make a mixture of warm water and dishwashing detergent by pouring about 1 tsp of dishwashing detergent into the bowl and adding warm water
- Dip a clean rag into the mixture and rub the old grease spot
- Then, wet another rag with clean water and rub the dishwashing detergent away
- 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
- Blot the spot with a clean, dry paper towel if it’s fresh grease or oil on vinyl wallpaper
- 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)
- Gently press the iron on the paper towel directly over the spot
- The oil will absorb into the paper towels
- 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
- Apply talcum powder to the grease spot, whether the stain is old or new
- The stain has a better chance of coming off if you attempt to clean it when it has first been done
- Allow the talcum powder to sit on the stain for a few minutes and then brush it away with a soft, clean paintbrush
- Repeat this process until the grease spot is completely removed.
To remove dirty or greasy fingerprints from painted walls or non-washable wallpaper, rub the area with a slice of white bread.