wall-marks

Troubled by your kids? Well, children are a playful bunch – especially rambunctious toddlers. They just never seem to run out of energy! They run around the house, pester your naps, and ruin your meals because they just have to go potty when you’re enjoying your food. Kids, we love ‘em. We’d definitely do anything for them. Still, there are times when these little drops of blessing can become such a huge pain in the neck.

How To Safely Clean Marks Off Your Walls

wall-marks

Troubled by your kids? Well, children are a playful bunch – especially rambunctious toddlers. They just never seem to run out of energy! They run around the house, pester your naps, and ruin your meals because they just have to go potty when you’re enjoying your food. Kids, we love ‘em. We’d definitely do anything for them. Still, there are times when these little drops of blessing can become such a huge pain in the neck. All the sheets they wet, remote controls they destroy, and walls they write on (I can make a whole list out of this) are such a drag to take care of. Well, while I can’t do anything about your stinky wet sheets or your busted remote, I can still teach you how to clean all those marks they’ve made on your bedroom walls though.

In fact, I can teach you how to rid your walls of any marks – even those not made by your children.

Why would I teach you, you ask? Let’s just say that I’ve been plagued by the same problem before. That means I’ve also felt the same amount of irritation you feel when you gaze upon those horrifying scribbles tainting your sheer white wall. And just like me back then, I bet you feel anxious when you consider getting rid of them. What if it gets worse, right? What if it smudges all over your wall and it looks like some epic abstract painting – only that, it doesn’t look professional at all. It looks like someone went outside and smeared dirt all over your wall. Ugh.

Ease your worries, my friend. Today, I’ll be teaching you how to remove those unlawful markings on your wall using the safest methods possible! Some of which, you may never even have considered trying before. I assure you in just 5 easy ways, your wall will look brand new in no time!

Here we go!

  1. Simplicity Is Good

Sometimes, using advanced methods turn out to do more harm than good or a little too extra. We can often make the most out-of-this-world decisions when we’re panicking, frustrated, or stressed. We tend to do things that are over the top and end up wasting so much time and effort. When it comes to wall marks, you always have to start with the most basic approach: a damp cloth dabbed with warm water. That’s it. Soft marks and light stains can often be removed with a simple method like this. No need to be so extra. Just dab, dab, dab! If the stain isn’t too hard, it’ll come right off.

  1. Make It A Little Sudsy

If method number one doesn’t work, then it’s time to up your game a bit – but not too much! Let’s just say you need to take your efforts a step higher. Instead of just using plain warm water, make your mixture a little sudsier. Add a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid or other soapy solutions such as car wash soap in warm water and stir it long enough for bubbles to form. Settle for small bubbles; you don’t need bath-level ones. Again, take your damp cloth and put it in the water. Squeeze it and feel the bubbles gently touch your palm. Go to wherever the mark on your wall is and gently scrub.

Important note! If you scrub the mark and it only gets SMUDGED NOT REMOVED refrain from continuing this method. It may lead to the discoloration of your wall. It will thin out the stain by making it wider. Maybe method number three will give you better help.

  1. You Can Never Go Wrong With Baking Soda

The next method we have is a classic. I’m pretty sure you’re already aware of baking soda’s miraculous powers when it comes to removing stains on dirty laundry. Well, we have good news for you. It doesn’t just work on clothing; it works equally well with wall stains. Add 4 teaspoons to a quart of water and stir. Take your damp cloth, dip it into the solution, and gently apply it to the affected part of the wall. The natural stain-removing properties of baking soda should help you get your wall back to the way it looked before.

  1. Toothpaste To Make Your Walls White & Pearly

If you don’t have baking soda readily available around the house (we really suggest you keep some though; it’s really handy), you can also make use of another household item to help you remove the stain. Luckily, this item is something you definitely have lying around at home – TOOTHPASTE. Non-gel toothpaste can help you remove the stain on your wall just as well as it can help you remove stains on your teeth. You can do this method with a damp cloth or with an old toothbrush – although using an old toothbrush is something we recommend since it makes things so much easier. Just put a small amount of toothpaste on the cloth or brush and scrub, scrub, scrub! Your wall should be stain-free in a minute! Get your walls looking white and pearly with a little fluoride action!

  1. Last Line Of Attack

If the first four methods don’t work for a particular stain you have on your wall at home, don’t lose heart. We still have one trick up our sleeve left. However, this trick involves a lot of risk – especially because it involves chemicals that may potentially harm your wall’s paint. Chemical solutions such as paint thinner and nail polish remover is guaranteed to thin, if not completely remove the stain on your wall. However, you should only proceed with this method fully knowing the risk that comes with it. Add a very small amount of the formula (you can also try diluting it in water first) on a clean, damp cloth and gently apply it on the affected surface. Again, only try this if you’ve already run up a wall. If you still have alternative strategies, best refrain from this method.

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