Different spots can lead to the appearance of your home. However, there are no problems that could not be solved. Here are some tips on how to get rid of various stains.
How to remove crayon pencil off the walls and floors
Choose the cleaning method that will be the safest and most effective for your surface. When using a liquid detergent, first check its effect on a small, hidden area – make sure there is no negative reaction of the surface to be cleaned. The following steps will help you remove traces of colored and simple pencils and crayons from both walls and floors, and from the chalkboard.
You will need:
- Scraper (for example, a plastic spatula or spoon)
- Adhesive for rubber
- Baking soda
- Shaving cream
- Universal grease WD-40
- Gasoline for lighters
Removing pencil marks:
With a plastic spatula or spoon, gently scrape off the traces of the color pencil. Be careful not to scratch the surface and rinse the pencil over the surface.
Some types of pencils can be easily removed using an ordinary school eraser.
Apply a layer of rubber glue to the traces of the pencil. Wait until the glue for the rubber dries, and then remove the film of the dried glue together with the remains of the pencil.
Mayonnaise copes well with traces of colored and simple pencils on polished furniture and vinyl surfaces. With the help of a napkin, grease with mayonnaise penciled areas and leave for a few minutes. Then just wipe off the mayonnaise along with the traces of the pencils.
Sprinkle a damp cloth with soda and use it to erase the traces of the pencil.
Apply a little ordinary white toothpaste on a dry cloth and gently rub the plot.
Apply a shaving cream on the pencil marks and use a hard brush or sponge to clean the area.
Spray the WD-40 universal grease on pencil-painted sections of wallpaper or porous surfaces, such as concrete, and wipe off the traces.
Dampen the cloth in the gasoline for the lighters and gently erase the traces of a colored or simple pencil. After the procedure, thoroughly rinse the rag and ventilate the room.
How to remove pencil from wallpaper and chalkboard
If at school someone has confused pencils with colored crayons, use the following method to clear the blackboard. This method is also well suited for wallpaper and linoleum.
You will need:
- Paper bag
- Paper towel (napkin)
Removing pencil marks:
Turn on the iron or dryer to a low heat level.
Hold the paper bag or napkin over the pencil marks.
Smooth the paper bag with a warm iron until the small pieces of the pencil melts and soak up the paper (using the hair dryer the procedure is the same).
How to get grease off walls
Oily or greasy stains on the ceiling or walls may appear due to various reasons. They are certainly superfluous in the interior of your home. Most often they appear in houses of old construction, painted earlier with drawings with the help of oil paints. Then it was beautiful, and now the removal of yellow oil stains by their own hands is a very troublesome business.
How to clean wall stains? You need some tools first:
- Metal spatula (width 100 mm);
- Sponge or piece of foam rubber;
- Brush (width 30mm);
- Paint roller and tray;
- A jar under the paint.
How to remove the oil stain from the ceiling and walls with your own hands
Remove the wallpaper or wash the whitewash from the dirty surface, clean the putty before the plaster or drywall. If the surface is painted, soak the stain with a damp sponge and peel off the paint and putty with a spatula. Allow the surface to dry completely.
Then treat the surface with one of the solutions to remove the grease or oil stain described below. Rinse the surface with warm water using a sponge. Allow the surface to dry, then primer it with a deep penetration primer with a roller and brush. Wait until the soil dries completely (24 hours).
Paint the primed surface with oil paint in several layers and let it dry. Priming the treated area with a deep soil and allow to dry (24 hours). Cover the surface with a layer of acrylic putty and dry for at least 24 hours. Strip the putty with fine emery paper (180-200) and primed the surface again. After completely drying, paint the repaired place with the paint that has been painted on the ceiling or walls. Recolour all the ceiling or wall once again with your main paint. If you decide to apply another decorative coating or paste wallpaper, then the two previous paragraphs do not need to.
Solutions for removal of grease and oil stains on the ceiling and wall
For treatment with detergent and ammonia solution: mix one teaspoon of ammonia and any detergent, add the resulting solution in 100 g of warm water, the solution obtained wipe the stain until it disappears, wipe the cleaned area with warm water. For treatment with kerosene solution: moisten a small rag in kerosene and gently wipe the contamination, repeating the procedure until the disappearance of the oil stain, wipe the cleaned area with soapy warm water.
How to remove ink
Ink removal is rather simple – most ballpoint pens has oil-based ink, which could be easily eliminated using the following things:
- shaving foam
- Carbona dry-cleaning solvent
- nail-polish removal
You must open windows for proper ventilation while using polish removal or dry-cleaning solvents.
How to remove permanent marker from wall
The marker is in almost every house, they are signed with disks, allocate important places of the text and use for other purposes.
Problems arise when a permanent marker falls into the hands of children, and they decorate furniture and walls, clothing and floors for them.
Remove the marks from the permanent marker yourself, but with different coverages, the drawings are erased using various means.
Alcohol marker is most common. A felt-tip pen with alcohol dressing is called permanent, as its trace is preserved for a long time on wood, paper, laminate, clothing and glass.
It is not correct to remove the alcohol dye with alcohol, since we need to erase the stain, and not smear it. If the trace on the wall or furniture is removed only by alcohol or other alcohol-containing composition, the spot will turn out to be less concentrated, but larger. It will not be easier from this.
The only universal remedy for removing traces of water, oil and alcohol marker is toothpaste. It is enough to put it on the stain, hold it for 2-3 minutes and gently remove it with a damp cloth. Pasta is not only an abrasive, but also an absorbent, hence the benefits. This rule is general (could be used in how to get sharpie off walls), but there are particulars, since the paste is a universal agent, but not magical.
How to get marker off walls:
– If the marker track is left on the wood, then alcohol will come to the rescue. They moisten a clean rag or napkin, and then gently rub the stain until completely removed.
– From the furniture upholstery, the dye is removed with low-fat milk. The milk is wetted with a napkin and applied for 5 minutes to the spot. Lactic acid dissolves the paint, but the procedure will have to be repeated 3-4 times.
– If the child drew a marker on the skin, then wipe off the footprint with sunscreen and a velvet, and to clean the glass and ceramics to help come toothpaste and baking soda mixed in equal proportions.
– The trace from the felt tip on the clothes is well erased with an antiseptic for hands, and on the white furniture board the stain is removed with a simple clerical eraser.
– You can clean the wall with toothpaste. It is made of liquid gruel, which is applied to the trail and left on it for 10-15 minutes, after which it is removed with a napkin. Replace the paste with a hair spray or deodorant, excluding the white color of the walls.
How to remove mold and mildew from walls
Mold is a type of fungus that develops from air spores. Usually it appears in damp, warm conditions with limited air flow. That’s why the victims of mold are often bathrooms and attics. The cause of the appearance of mold is most often high humidity and lack of ventilation, but sometimes the mold on the walls can be caused by leaking water, both inside and outside the house. Poorly insulated pipes can also collect moisture inside the walls.
Mildew is the most typical type of mold in the form of a black patchy coating on the walls. If you do not take such black mold in time, the fungus can spread to large areas of the surface, if you do not begin to fight it in time. To find out whether this kind of mold has settled on your walls, take a rag and apply bleach on the affected area. If the darkening began to lighten after a few minutes, you are confronted with mold fungus. Otherwise, most likely, you are dealing with ordinary dirt.
How to remove mold from the walls in 3 stages:
Attention: mold can cause allergic reactions and ailments, so if you are dealing with severe mold damage to the walls, it is best to seek professional help. If you decide to do it yourself, always wear safety glasses, gloves and a mask, as contact with mold spores can be harmful to your health. Open the windows or turn on the fan if you have one.
Prepare a solution of chlorine bleach and water in a proportion of 1: 3 or take a detergent, which has an active whitening component.
Using a hard brush, rub the area darkened from the mold, removing stains from the mold from the walls, from the wallpaper and from the ceiling.
Rinse thoroughly and dry.
If you can not get rid of the mold yet, there are special powerful tools for fighting mold and mold, but remember: in no case should you mix different cleaning products, as their interaction can cause a dangerous chemical reaction!