sprayed, or spattered on them. If you don’t normally pay much attention to your walls, figuring out how to
remove stains from them can seem like a daunting task.
No matter what type of home you have, here’s some advice on how to get the toughest stains off your
For crayon, ink, and other non-food stains, the magic eraser might just become your new best friend.
There are several brands out there, and you can find them at any grocery store.
Magic erasers look like sponges, and you use them in much the same way that you would use a sponge.
Wet the eraser and gently rub the stain until it’s gone. It sounds too good to be true, but we promise it’s
Be sure to try the magic eraser on an out-of-the-way section of your wall before you start using it on the
stain. In rare cases, the eraser does not mesh with existing paint or wallpaper and can end up making
the wall look even worse.
Soap and Water
For larger stains or more general cleaning, a little soap mixed with water is all it takes to remove stains
from walls. Fill a bucket with warm water and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid or other soap of your
Once your water is ready, simply dip a microfiber cloth into it and start scrubbing. Stop when you see the
stain is gone. Check the area once the wall is dry to make sure you got everything. Run a fan near the
wall if you want to speed up the drying process.
If soap and water or a magic eraser doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to consider something a little stronger.
Most all-purpose cleaners should be safe to use on walls. You can also make your own using one cup of
white vinegar, a quarter cup of club soda, and one quart of warm water.