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  • Jay-Jay
    • #2
    • 18th May 05, 1:11 PM
    Biro on wallpaper!!!
    • #2
    • 18th May 05, 1:11 PM
    16 month old decided to decorate the living room for me. Unfortunately we only decorated it ourselves 18 months ago and much prefer our style to hers :rolleyes: .

    Anyone got any ideas on how to get blue (and red) biro off my cream vinyl wallpaper?

    I've tried milk which has taken off the top layer of biro but it's still really noticeable.

    Blummin toddlers eh? :rolleyes:


    p.s....she now has a table, chair, paper and stack of pencils/crayons...
    Just run, run and keep on running!

  • Galtizz
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    • 18th May 05, 1:13 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 1:13 PM
    THIS is a jumper, not wallpaper, but some might work
    When life hands you a lemon, make sure you ask for tequilla and salt
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 18th May 05, 2:41 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 2:41 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 2:41 PM
    The first item on This Page should help if your stain is still there.
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    • moggins
    • By moggins 18th May 05, 2:49 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 2:49 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 2:49 PM
    a rolled up ball of bread.
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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  • Jay-Jay
    • #6
    • 18th May 05, 2:59 PM
    • #6
    • 18th May 05, 2:59 PM
    The first item on This Page should help if your stain is still there.
    by squeaky
    That looks like what I'm after but I haven't got lemon juice or hairspray in the house...:rolleyes: ....are there any alternatives for lemon or hairspray? :confused:
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 18th May 05, 3:09 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 3:09 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 3:09 PM
    The only alternate I know of for lemon (slightly acidic) would be vineger which is also slightly acidic.

    I'm sure I've seen moggin's suggestion of using bread as an eraser before though, so I'd try that one first
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  • Jay-Jay
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    • 18th May 05, 3:15 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 3:15 PM
    I'm sure I've seen moggin's suggestion of using bread as an eraser before though, so I'd try that one first
    by squeaky
    I just tried that but it's not budging

    I've only got Sarsons vinegar......:rolleyes:
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 18th May 05, 3:20 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 3:20 PM
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    • 18th May 05, 3:20 PM
    Try a tiny bit somewhere not obvious and remember to let the vinegar do the work and don't rub - just dab.
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    • moggins
    • By moggins 18th May 05, 3:23 PM
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    You could try WD40?
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  • Jay-Jay
    Well I tried everything, even thinners, but nothing has completly shifted it :rolleyes:

    The blue has faded by about 60% and the red by about 80% so it looks a heck of a lot better now.

    Thanks for all your suggestions, I knew I could rely on Old Stylers
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 19th May 05, 12:37 AM
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    I think you might just have to get used to it.

    My DS2 has decided the only walls he will draw on are the ones we have decorated. I have pencil all over part of my living room walls, which I can't erase as they are slightly textured so can't get into the crevices. TBH, I don't see it now and it's not where anyone sittin gin the room would stare at. The other walls he has attacked are the hall/stairs/landing which I repaint and DS1's room which is washable.
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 19th May 05, 12:41 AM
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    Ahhhh I really miss having little'uns about ........... NOT!!!
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    • Mado
    • By Mado 19th May 05, 9:51 AM
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    Mado
    Jay Jay... I was going to suggest cut a patch of the wallpaper and start a new decorating trend of patchwork walls....

    Should have painted your walls though.. a bit of Jif and the damage's gone.
    Also found that nail polish remover does great on a lot of stains ... but probably not on wallpaper.

    Good Luck, 16 months it's only the beginning!
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  • Jay-Jay
    It's on a bit of wall that's really noticeable, just next to the telly in the middle of the only bit of wall that doesn't have furniture against it.....I can put up with it though as it's much lighter than it was before I tried all these methods.


    Also found that nail polish remover does great on a lot of stains ... but probably not on wallpaper.
    by Mado
    I tried that too! It didn't work either

    Good Luck, 16 months it's only the beginning!
    I know....I have an 'almost six' year old too
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    • purplepatch
    • By purplepatch 19th May 05, 12:34 PM
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    Have you tried Flash erasers?

    Someone on here recommended them to me when my little monster had some fun with a permanent marker pen. Unsurprisingly the erasers couldn't cope with that, but already faded biro might be ok.

    I've since taken out accidental damage insurance cover for just this sort of thing
    • aurorahelios
    • By aurorahelios 8th Apr 06, 2:03 PM
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    aurorahelios
    Help! ink on wallpaper
    My 2yo DD has a fascination with drawing, unfortunately she has managed to find a (usually well hidden) biro and one of my walls is now sporting a big blue scribble. Any ideas how we can get it off the wallpaper without having to resort to redecorating.
  • mags50
    Hi

    Have you tried a baby-wipe... they seem to remove lots of scribbles..

    or.... a piece of white bread rubbed gently over it often helps

    thank heavens our 3 DD's are grown up now!! just have to watch the Grandchildren lol when they pay a visit to Granny and Grandad's!

    HTH
  • iwanttosave
    Try a bit of hairspray, always works with mine.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 8th Apr 06, 4:13 PM
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    This older thread might be of some help too

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=53060#post53060
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