Asked on Jan 24, 2020

How can I clean wet clay off a wooden wall?

Jeremy HoffpauirChristina Faye RepurposedKmdreamer


Do you know how to get kids clay that doesn't dry off of a wooden wall

10 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If any stain remains, saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, blot the stain and rinse. Wipe any remaining residue with a damp sponge or cloth moistened with liquid dish soap.

  • I would use a plastic scraper to remove as much of the clay as possible. Then use mild soap and water to remove any residue.

  • Mogie
    on Jan 24, 2020

    I realize that the below is for removing clay from clothing but the same basic idea should apply.

    • Gently scrape any remaining clay off the fabric with a spoon (be sure to run the spoon down the weave of the fabric - not across).
    • Mix one cup of white vinegar with three tablespoons of iodised salt in a bowl, stirring continuously. Dip a whole cloth in the vinegar and salt mixture, and place it over the clay stain on the clothing. Leave until the clothing is saturated with the mix.
    • Then, using the dipped cloth, gently rub the weave of the clay stained fabric, being sure it gets into the stain. Leave for thirty minutes, making sure the vinegar/iodised salt concoction has soaked into the stain before rinsing it with cold water.
    • Inspect the stained area of the clothing - if the clay stain remains, you may need to repeat this whole treatment two or three times. If the clay stain is no longer visible on the clothing, wash as normal.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Try using a plastic scraper to get it off.

  • Joy30150932
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Try dish liquid, a bit of baking soda and warm water to remove most of it.

  • Sharon
    on Jan 25, 2020

    If your kids appliied clay to the wall and its still wet, I would use a piece of fine wire holding it on either end, and slide it down the wall behind the clay to cut it off. Then use a metal scraper to get any leftover bits off.

  • Lindsay Aratari
    on Jan 27, 2020

    You could try lemon essential oil--it's an all natural goo gone

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jan 29, 2020

    Try sanding it off

  • Christina Faye Repurposed
    on Jan 29, 2020

    A light sanding might do the trick with a high grade sanding paper.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Jan 31, 2020

    Sanding is the best thing to do.

    Hope this Helps! Jeremy -

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