How To Get Pen Off Walls

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How To Get Pen Off Walls

Pen marks get on your walls by your kids most of the time. They try to make everywhere an art to them. Getting the pen mark off walls can seem challenging if you do not know the right products to use on it that will not damage the paint on your walls but will take the pen mark off easily.

This article will show you six different methods you can use to get pen marks off your walls with just a few wipes without damaging or fading the paint. So let us begin getting those pen marks off.

Method 1.  Nail Polish Remover / Acetone 

a person holding acetone in there hands

Nail polish remover is a very strong product, and not everyone will have it in their house, but if you have pin marks on your walls, it is one of the best methods to get it off. You can order the nail polish remover from Amazon or go to your local supermarket or pharmacy and get a bottle.

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When using a nail polish remover to remove the pen mark off your wall, you will need to use a facemask and proper rubber gloves to stop the smell of the nail polish remover and not let it get on your skin. All you need to do is add some of it on a cloth and wipe the pen mark off.


Method 2.  Rubbing Alcohol To Get Pen Off Walls

rubbing alcohol on countertop

I love using rubbing alcohol because it cleans areas streak-free, and it will not damage most surfaces that it touches. Rubbing alcohol is similar to nail polish remover but not as strong. To use the rubbing alcohol to get the pen mark off your wall just requires you to use a microfiber cloth and a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the cloth and scrub the area in a circular motion. That is it, the pen mark should be off your wall, whether it is permanent or non-permanent.

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Method 3. Dawn Dish Soap To Get Pen Marks Off Walls

I love using dawn dish soap to clean almost any area in my house, even use it on my kitchen floors to get rid of grease on the tiles. To use the dawn dish soap on the pen marks on your wall to get the paint off, all you need to do is add some warm water to a small bowl and then add two tablespoons of dawn dish soap to it.

Once you have done that, use a sponge or microfiber cleaning cloth and scrub the area clean until all the pen mark is gone. Make sure to use fresh, clean water and wipe the area clean when you are done.

 

Method 4. Hydrogen Peroxide 

Hydrogen Peroxide is a strong chemical that can bleach hair. What that means is that it can be used to remove even the strongest stains on a wall that is caused by a pen. All you need to do is get a regular dishwashing sponge or microfiber cleaning cloth and wet it with a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide.

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Once you have wet the cloth or sponge, gently rub the pen mark on the wall in a circular motion until you see the pen mark coming off. Once all the pen mark has been removed, use clean paper towel sheets and wipe the wall clean.

 

Method 5. Use Vinegar To Get Pen Off Walls

Vinegar is one of the best homemade cleaning products you can use. If you can stand the smell of it, then you can use it to clean almost any area in your house. This also includes removing pens off walls that have been there for a few hours.

Pen ink isn’t as strong as hair dye and paints, so it can take off the pen mark with a little scrubbing. All you need to do is wet a small portion of a microfiber towel with raw vinegar and scrub the pen mark out.

 

Method 6. Regular Warm Water

Not every pen is made the same way, so you can use regular water without soap on some of the pen marks on your walls. All you need to do is get a clean microfiber towel or a few sheets of paper towel and wet it with some warm water and wipe the areas with the pen mark on your wall in a circular motion.

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If the area on your wall is covered with a lot of pen marks. It is best to use a microfiber cleaning cloth to properly wipe off the pen marks to have your walls look super clean. If the cloth isn’t working, use a Mr clean magic eraser or a regular sponge.

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Final Thoughts:

I have drawn on the wall with a pen before just for the fun of it, thinking that the pen mark would come off easily, but it didn’t, or your kids can actually draw on the wall as well. The methods above all work easily and will take the pen mark off your wall with just a few wipes. The best way to get the pen mark off your wall is to wipe it off as soon as you see it on the wall and not allow it to dry.

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