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How to remove texta from walls!?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by LifesGood, 10th Jul, 2016.

  1. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Hi all, does anyone have any handy hints for this? It's not washable acrylic paint so this needs something special! Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Gockie

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    Try some hairspray? Otherwise get the exact same colour paint (with the same sheen level) and paint over it!
     
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    Plasterboard or render?

    Jigsaw & replace section of plasterboard or lump hammer and cold chisel to remove cement render. Patch with sand and cement mortar.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    That sounds drastic for just a bit of texta!
     
  5. Jess Peletier

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    Magic eraser from the supermarket. It's like a cube/block type of thing - it's the best thing ever.
     
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    Great idea! The melamine cleaning cubes! Go with Jess' idea first!
     
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    Try baby wipes those things clean everything!
     
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    I thought that the OP wanted to keep the section of wall with the texta marks not cover it up :p
     
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    Jiff... wife uses it on everything
     
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    Windex, as seen on TV or as recommended on My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
     
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    I recommend Magic Eraser or a new house or new children :p
     
  12. LifesGood

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    New children it is then :)
     
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    Bahahaha :D and my mrs thinks I'm am asshole because i banned textas, paint, pencils on special occasions and no more knives:oops:
     
  16. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    I've already resigned myself to the fact that I'll be repainting before we sell in a couple years....but it'd be nice not to be totally overrun by the menacing toddlers in that time!

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! :)
     
  17. Gockie

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    Perhaps applying washable acrylic paint now might be an alternative idea
     
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    Would that be considered "Wear and tear" for renters? I've got some repairs to do myself:oops:
     
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    Very early on I banned textas and then I banned chewing gum - I tired of trying to remove it from car interiors and home carpeting & rugs.
     
  20. Gockie

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    My dad banned chewing gum and soft drinks.