How To: Remove Crayon Stains

Though it's never easy to remove crayon stains, here's how you can return your walls to pristine condition.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 1:06 PM

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If you have kids, you know that crayons can cause some serious damage to any paint job. Here’s how to tackle tough crayon stains. Scrub vigorously first with detergent and rinse. Next, try rubbing with an art gum eraser. Sand with a fine-grit paper and prime to seal the area before you repaint.

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