Find out everything you need to know with our Clean & Remove Hints & Tips
We have all had those dreaded times when you have been painting and the paint has splashed onto something it shouldn’t have, you have burnt the bottom of your iron or you have left the kids for a minute doing crafts and you have come back and there is glue on your dining room table or they have drawn a masterpiece (in their eyes!) on your sofa. Well, don’t worry we have included some of the cleaning nightmares you may have had in our Clean & Remove Hints & Tips including some traditional ways for cleaning as well as the best Eco Solution Product to remove anything you need to.
How to remove crayon from your painted walls
Have you ever left your children for just a minute and come back and they have drawn a crayon masterpiece on your walls, bath, table or patio slabs? If you have then you will understand the dread of how you will remove it. If you paint over crayon on a painted wall when the paint dries you will still see it underneath and if you try to wash it with soap on a fabric material the soap won’t lift the waxy crayon away from the cloth.
So this is one we haven’t tried ourselves and it may well be an old wives tale but, rub some mayonnaise on the crayon marks and let it soak in for several minutes and then wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth. We aren’t sure though if this will leave a grease mark though so we wouldn’t advise that you use this method on fabric.
Our tried and tested solution is to use Eco Solutions Grime Go. Simply spray the water-based solution on the area, leave for 5 minutes and wipe clean. If the crayon is deeply engrained then you may need to do it a couple of times for the crayon to lift and be wiped away.
How to Remove Wax
We have probably all done it, you light a lovely smelling candle and the hot wax drips onto your floor, dining room table, kitchen worktop or garden table.
Hot wax isn’t hot enough to damage your furniture or worktop, however, the colour of the candle can leave stains on surfaces so you need to remove it as quickly as you can. The tricky part is removing it without scratching the surface it’s on, so we would advise you not to scrape it off when the wax is hard.
Some people say you should soften the dried wax with a hairdryer on a low to medium heat, always keeping the hairdryer 3 to 4 inches away from the surface so you don’t make any further marks. when the wax is soft blot it with a soft cloth. Next, mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1 cup of water and dip a soft cloth into the mixture and gently wipe away any of the wax left. This should clean the wax away and you can then clean your surface with your normal cleaner. The downside to this solution is the vinegar will leave a strong smell which will linger around for a long time and it doesn’t always lift the wax from the deeper grains of the surface.
Eco Solutions GrimeGo! is the perfect and easy cleaning solution for this job, you simply soften the wax with a hairdryer, again not on a hot setting, blot as much of it as you can away and then spray the softened wax with Grime Go. Leave it to work its wonders for a few minutes and then wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. It really is that easy.