The greener way to get ink off a wall

We have a toddler. Up until recently, he had no interest in coloring or pens. But yesterday, he discovered the joys of scribbling with pens… on the white walls of our rental house.

A search for easy ways to clean up the mess produced various suggestions, the easiest, and greenest, of which seemed to be hairspray.

I’m not talking about the aerosol hairspray cans of old, but the newer, greener hairspray options that many of us probably have sitting in our bathrooms.  There are several low- and high-end options these days.

Once I sprayed the offending area with a few squirts, it did really seem to “melt” right down the wall! I was very impressed and thrilled that I didn’t have to put that much elbow grease into the job.

Unfortunately, I was in such a hurry to just get rid of the marks that I didn’t take before and after pictures.

Have any other green suggestions for getting pen marks off the wall? (For some reason, my son hasn’t decided to try his hand at using crayons on the wall, yet.)

My next big cleaning project will be the numerous spots on our carpet. I’d love to try out any of your green suggestions!

2 comments on “The greener way to get ink off a wall

  1. yvonne
    June 17, 2009

    Hi, I just bought a H20 Mop from danoz direct ( it’s a steam mop that you can also use in has a carpet glider. my carpet is so clean now.

  2. and cheap ink
    July 16, 2009

    I have just recently started my blog and am really enjoying leaving comments on my favorite blogs ;) Bookmark for sure.

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