Imagine your dream home with shiny, new furniture, beautifully painted walls, and then – your kid has a field day with a crayon.
It’s always lovely to see children express creativity through drawing, colouring, and painting – unless they do it on the walls, in which case you’re bound to need a change of decor.
Haha, yeah that’s what I meant!
Somehow the creative expression of children just literally never stops. Whenever kids find a new way to express themselves, their parents always want them to take interest in something else. Here’s how to get rid of your child’s “artwork”
The Regular Way
Prepare the space for cleaning. Begin by moving any furniture or décor away from the walls and laying out an old towel or sheet to protect your flooring.
Next, dust the portion of the wall you’re working on with a broom or a dry cloth. Don’t skip this step, as you don’t want to rub more dirt in as you clean.
For pencil marks or watercolour splashes, you’ll need two buckets of water, one with a cup of mild detergent mixed in, and a clean sponge.
Soak your sponge in soapy water, squeeze out any excess, and gently scrub the affected area. Rinse the sponge in the clean water, and repeat. After, wipe the wall clean and let it dry.
If you’re dealing with a smaller problem area, simply take a damp cloth, dip it into baking soda, and gently rub the affected area until the mark comes off. Finish by wiping with a clean cloth. Alternatively, you can also apply toothpaste to the affected area and scrub off the mark with a toothbrush.
The WD-40 Way
Lastly, and the most convenient way to clean marks off your wall, you will need a can of WD-40. Spray WD-40 generously on the stains, and let it sit for around 10 minutes.
WD-40 is a multipurpose product that can be used to remove stubborn stains from walls. The product is also useful because it removes grease and grime from surfaces around the house. It also smells good, making it an all-around great cleaner for homes.
After, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the wall clean. For especially stubborn stains, let the WD-40 sit for a few extra minutes.
With just a few common ingredients and steps, you can revive your walls and give your house its fresh, dreamy look back. Now you’re ready to try out this technique the next time you have stains on the wall.
Hopefully, this article has also helped you realize how WD-40 can be used for many different purposes.