How Do You Remove Crayon and Marker From Wood Toys?
We recently had an inquiry from a mom who asked us a question; how do you remove crayon and marker from wood toys? A creative little boy took the liberty to test his art skills on his new All Circles PlayBox! Here's what we've come up with to help you turn your wood toys back to new. We've also explored other mediums such as pens, markers and pencils.
All of our toys have a beautiful UV coated finish, which helps with cleaning and any other types of wear.
Level 1: Warm water and cloth. Minimal scrubbing
Level 2: Soap or everyday cleaner, warm water and scrubbing
Level 3. Chemical cleaner (VIM or other), hot water and scrubbing
Level 4 - 400 grit sandpaper - sanding will permanently damage/remove existing clear coat finish
Our first test was with a pencil
Level 3. Pencil required an aggressive cleaner like Vim. Water, or mild cleaning detergent was not sufficient.
Popular tools around the craft table (sometimes they travel to other places)
Level 3. Use VIM or another more aggressive cleaner.
Bold and Beautiful!
Level 1. Warm water and a cloth easily took away the marker.
They make these for a reason... we were just curious.
Level 1. Warm water and a cloth easily took away the washable marker.
You left them out, the kids used them
Level 3. Use a cleaner like Vim.
A classic for all things arts and crafts.
Level 3. Use a cleaner like VIM.
We all love Sharpies.... until... "love you too honey"
Level 4. You'll need sandpaper to make this happen but this will unfortunately damage the existing clear coat. An option could be sanding the entire surface and re-coating with a clear satin finish Varathane from your local hardware store.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to look into this Jimmy.