Removing Marker Off Your Wall: Easy Recipe & Tips

Do you have an artist in the family? Are you looking for an easy way of removing marker off your wall without scrubbing or hurting your back?

This recipe is easy to put together with basic at-home ingredients. I’m also including simple tips that will help provide a bit of sanity to your already hectic day.

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I did an article not long ago about removing marker from the couch. We have a child who decided our couch would be their new art project. The markers and colors were everywhere! (See below).

Half of me was really impressed. Way to go, kid! You drew a circle, that’s fantastic! The other part of my mind was screaming in sheer panic, You drew on the couch! What were you thinking!?….Never mind, you’re only 2, you are probably thinking this would be a great idea and lots of fun!

I know I shouldn’t care about the couch or the walls being covered in markers. The child is more important and my husband and I bought our couch years ago.

Yet, I do care.

Part of me feels like cleaning a home where toddlers live is like brushing your teeth with Oreo’s in your mouth. It’s difficult and just can’t happen.

But, don’t lose hope or faith. There is an easier way!

After my child made his beautiful artwork on our walls I thought back to the couch. I wondered if the same mixture that worked wonders on the couch would do the same for the wall.

It did! I was so happy!

Are your walls covered in marker from little artists living at your home? Removing marker off your wall is easier than ever! Click to read for the recipe and tips (& to save your sanity).

Removing Marker Off Your Wall: Easy Recipe & Tips

Here is a list of the supplies that you need. If you don’t have a magic eraser cleaning pad, you can use a washcloth.

I am biased towards these wonderful cleaning pads and use them on practically everything when cleaning time comes. If you do have one, use it, it’ll make life a lot easier for you. If you don’t, don’t panic. Just use a washcloth.

Supplies Needed:

  • Magic Eraser Cleaning Pad (you can see mine is well loved and used from the photograph). This pad has been the warrior of removing many markings off walls and couches.
  • A washcloth to wipe the excess liquid.
  • A small or medium-sized bowl containing the mixture. Depending on how much of a mess you are cleaning up will determine how big your bowl needs to be.


  • 1 Tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent.
  • 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar.
  • 2 cups of warm water.

You will first want to mix these three ingredients in a small or medium-sized bowl. With the mess, my child made I still had liquid remaining after cleaning up. And if you have to make a second batch to finish your cleaning that’s okay.

The pictures above are the artistic renderings of my child. Thankfully he didn’t get very far on his work.

Dip your cleaning pad or washcloth into the water and start wiping down the walls. There will be no need to scrub. The white vinegar is where the magic happens.

After wiping the marker, take your dry washcloth and wipe down the walls as to remove the liquids. This will help your walls dry faster as well.

Above are pictures of the wall after being treated with the white vinegar mixture. You can’t even tell there was a marker on the wall. This is one of the easiest cleaning hacks you will find!

Trust me when I say, as a mother with little ones, I completely understand how important it is to make life as easy as possible.

The thing I love most about this easy recipe is you won’t be scrubbing for very long and you won’t be hurting your back bending over.

Leave a comment and tell us more about your favorite cleaning hack or tip.

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