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Old 11-28-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Been doing a lot of touching up paint, scraping moss off of roofs, and water heater straps for rentals going on the market for sale.

I haven't dealt with crayons on the wall before. I couldn't find anything when I searched CT.

- of course, looking for the fast solution to make this room presentable.


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Old 11-29-2017, 07:47 AM   #2
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WD-40 is supposed to remove crayon marks. How you get the WD-40 off the wall so new paint sticks, I don't know. Maybe a strong detergent.

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Well, there's always lacquer thinner but that might go past the primer. Krud Kutter de-glosser would likely take it off and it's a paint prep too.
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I'd wash it with something like Greased Lightning first then a heavy coat or two of BIN white shellac-based primer.
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Magic erasers they take it right off.
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Magic erasers they take it right off.
I would have never thought of that one.
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Get a can of this. Best water based primer. Have been priming the nastiest place and it's covered stuff that it shouldn't. Was only a couple problem areas (thick grease clumps) that it didn't work on (what would?)
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Magic erasers they take it right off.
I would have never thought of that one.
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Get a can of this. Best water based primer. Have been priming the nastiest place and it's covered stuff that it shouldn't. Was only a couple problem areas (thick grease clumps) that it didn't work on (what would?)
Between friends of mine having kids and also renting, and my hatred towards painting, I try to find the cheapest and quickest ways to avoid it if possible.

As for grease clumps the oil based kilz paint from HD is all I use if I absolutely have to prime something before painting. And it will cover up everything. Along with the smell whatever it goes over won't bleed through. I actually use it to paint over sub floors that have critter urine soaked on it to kill the smell, as long as the floor is still in sound condition.
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possibly a magic eraser.

I've seen plenty of cheap rentals where they spot paint the areas-looks terrible unless you had the original paint.
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Automotive grease, tar, and wax remover. Won't harm the paint but will cut the wax.

Good to have for detailing vehicles too!

Isopropyl alcohol "might" even cut it.
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I would have never thought of that one.
They are good for all sorts of stuff, and they are available at Dollar Tree so are chea . . ., er, I mean cost-effective.

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