Kathy Petersen’s Blog

I Love WD-40

Posted in children, frugal, Uncategorized by Kathy on May 28, 2008

Yesterday, my son took a crayon to my newly painted walls. Yikes! And this wasn’t just a simple paint job — it was a faux finish, so I would have had to paint over the entire affected area with the base coat, and then do the faux finish — trying to make sure it blended in with the original finish, too.

But I had just bought a new can of WD-40, and one of the tips it had on it was that it could remove crayon from walls. (The reason I had bought a new can in the first place was because I had read it could remove paint from carpet. It does!) I was concerned that since the paint was so new (only about a week or so old), that the WD-40 would take off the paint. But what other choice did I have? I couldn’t have a big patch of red crayon on my blue walls!

What was I scared of? It worked perfectly!! What can I say? — I love WD-40!

You do know that there are really only two things you need to fix anything — duct tape and WD-40. If it moves and you don’t want it to, use duct tape; if it doesn’t move and you want it to, use WD-40! 🙂


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  1. Karyn said, on July 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Can you please tell me if you had a flat paint on your wall?

    Yes, it was flat paint. The faux finish had some glaze-type of paint, which might have affected it. Also, I got the crayon pretty much as soon as it happened.

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