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Old 10-03-2002, 06:37 PM
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shocking Help - Murals on the walls, floors and doors.

Hi all
My 3 children love to draw. The 2 little guys find it entertaining to draw murals on the walls, floors (hardwood) and now the wood doors.

I've decided not to paint the walls until there in Kindergarten. I just show everyone their beautiful artwork and make it a part of the everday joys of raising 3 kids.

It would be nice to get the pen and marker off the floor and doors though. I've tried Murphy's Oil soap but to no avail.

Any suggestions will be most welcomed!
Caio for Now,
Merry Mom
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Old 10-06-2002, 08:13 PM
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chuckle ink on walls

Here are a few ideas for removing ink, and of course this does depend on what your removing the ink form. I like WD40 for removing a lot of things on the walls, this could work. A few other ideas that I know that will remove ink are: the old stand by hairspray this is for cloth but I think it could work on certain walls then clean with cold water. Also rubbing alcohol, or mix a paste of cream of tartar and lemon juice, smear over the ink and let sit for an hour or so. Wipe clean with cold water. Just a few ideas that I have that might work. Also a great product that I really like to clean with and takes off a lot of dirt and problems is Orange Glo Power Paste, This is the greatest cleaning product that I have used in a long time. Sure hope one of these ideas will help you. Blessing & Peace. Donna;-)
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Old 10-06-2002, 09:51 PM
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Try using some Goo Gone....I've had good luck getting all kinds of messy stains up with this stuff. You'll find it at most hardware stores. I wouldn't be without it!
Good luck with the little ones!!! ;-) Joanie
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Old 10-06-2002, 11:26 PM
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Just the other day my son took a perm. marker to my table and the floor. I called my dad ( a carpet & tile layer) He said to use goof-off. IT WORKED GREAT!!!
easy to clean and pretty cheap. about $3 for a good size can.

Hope this helps

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Old 10-07-2002, 01:58 AM
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Not sure if this will work on ink marks, but have had great success removing scuff marks from the floor by using a small amount of charcoal lighter on a paper towel. Works wonders!
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Old 10-07-2002, 05:29 AM
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I have heard quite a few of the responses before, but my mother told me about this one when my dog chewed a ballpoint pen and got ink on the carpet...milk. And it came right out!

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Old 10-07-2002, 05:33 AM
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Try 409. This happened to me 3 years ago. I was working with my daughter, coloring and such, I thought we capped and put away all the markers. But I went to the kitchen to do some things and she was quietly playing in the living room, I didn't realize she had a blue marker in her hot little hands. Marked the doors, walls and a very expensive etched glass clock mirror. Needless to say she didn't see a marker for a long time. I grabbed the first thing under the cabinet and didn't realize it was 409 with some paper towels. Got it out and the mirror too. I swear by this stuff. We have since repainted the house, but every time I see the mirror I still giggle. Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2002, 05:50 AM
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The BEST stuff I have ever used on anything is a bottle of WINDEX. It really is! I can't begin to tell you how I take stains out of my two year olds white shirts, ink? My whole house is beautiful oak floors....comes right off...walls...lipstick off of windows (little devils!) name it...the stuff is liquid gold...put stock in the company, cause I buy it buy the gallon-fulls! The only thing it hasn't worked well for me with is un-varnished wood. I have some molding trim around some windows and doors that we never got to varnishing...and I've had some problems getting crayon off of those. XO Fli
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Old 10-07-2002, 08:24 AM
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Pinkie Winky ink

My son did that 1 time, when he was only 5... I taught him a lesson, and he never did it again....
he was writing his name on a white wall. in permanet black marker....I let him have a wash bucket with water, soap & a sponge. He washed for 2 or 3 hours....... the whole time I knew a spray of "hair spray " would take it right off..... He never did it again!!!!!
Hope it works for you too, Good Luck,
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:31 AM
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OOoooohhhh, I LIKE it! Hope you don't mind if I steal that one from you Karen! FABULOUS!
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