How to Remove Marks From Walls

How to Remove Marks From Walls. We can't blame the kids all the time when something appears on our walls. Marks just happen sometimes. Bumping into them, accidentally kicking a wall or scarping a piece of furniture on it when rearranging a room will all leave marks. The following will help you remove these marks before you drastically start repainting them.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Small bowl
  • 2 soft rags or sponges
  • Trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • Gallon of water
  • Bucket

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Painted Walls

Mix 1/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl to make a paste.

Wring out a clean, wet cloth or sponge.

Dab the cloth or sponge into some baking soda mixture and rub it onto the mark. Do this in a circular motion.

Rinse the wall with another well-wrung rag or sponge.

Wallpaper Walls

Mix 3 tablespoons of trisodium phosphate (TSP) and a gallon of water in a large bucket. TSP can be purchased in the paint department.

Rub the mark with the TSP mixture and a rag or sponge.

Rinse the wall with a clean, well wrung rag.

Tips & Warnings

  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work wonderfully as well.
  • Try using an eraser for scuff marks made by shoes or other objects.
  • Try wiping hair spray on marks made by marker.
  • To really penetrate into the mark, use a small toothbrush.
  • Be cautious when rubbing. Too much rubbing may remove the paint or discolor the wall.
  • Some experts suggest mixing cleaning supplies and cornstarch to make a paste. Allow it to dry then brush off.
  • Be cautious when rubbing. Too much rubbing may remove the wallpaper finish or discolor the wall.
  • Do not use on wood or glossy paints.
  • Wear rubber gloves. TSP can be harmful to the skin.
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