Removing Marks From Painted Kids Furniture

May 07, 2013

Helpful Hints: Removing Marks From Painted Kids Furniture

Every parent knows that keeping furniture looking like new is near impossible. Children are curious, creative and sometimes clumsy, which bodes none too well for walls, floors and kids furniture. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks around to help remove scuffs and marks, and keep furniture looking fabulous. While there are chemical cleaners that will do the job, natural alternatives are not only safer in the home, they are often equally or even more effective.
 
Ballpoint pen
 
This is a favourite among children everywhere! If you have ballpoint pen on walls, or wooden or painted surfaces, try vinegar. Simply pour vinegar onto a cloth and dab the affected area. It works wonders.
 
Water stains
 
Water stains on wood can often be removed with equal parts baking soda and (believe it or not) plain, white toothpaste. Dip a damp cloth into the mixed paste and lightly rub into the mark using a circular motion. Wipe clean and buff, til shining. A second option is to try mayonnaise. Rub it on, allow to dry, and then wipe clean.
 
Stickers
 
There aren’t too many children around who haven’t discovered the joys of stickers at one stage or another – and kids’ furniture often seems to become a favourite target. To remove stubborn stickers (from washable paint only), rub with white vinegar.
 
General marks
 
For general scuffs and marks, try rubbing the area with a cloth dipped in:
 

 

  • Cool tea
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olive oil mixed with beeswax
  • Two parts olive oil, and one part lemon juice

 
Another tip? The meat of a walnut is worth a try to hide wooden scratches.
 
And to add shine every time
 
We found this recipe for furniture polish, which is inexpensive and easy to make (but you do need to make it fresh every time). Simply combine the juice of one lemon with one teaspoon of olive oil, and one teaspoon of water. Rub it on the surface, leave for five minutes, and then use a soft cloth to buff to a shine.
 
 
 

 



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