Rescue Me!

Wednesday is House Talk and let me tell you — it’s time to talk house!
I need help and I need it badly. Maybe you can help — I have been coming up empty handed.

This is a picture of the wall in my bathroom. The marks you see is the beautiful art work of both The Boy and Baby Girl — from last Christmas! This has been a work-in-progress that hasn’t gotten very far.

Oh, I’m not upset at the kiddos. They were doing what they were supposed to be doing. You see, this is tub chalk/tub crayons. The crayons that are made out of soap that allows you to draw til your heart is content and then wash the evidence away.

Well, that’s how it’s supposed to work. It came off the tub just fine. But on my plastic, textured wall, it has hung on and seems to be a permanent fixture in our bathroom.

This wouldn’t be much of a problem except that we live in a rental house and we’re hoping to move soon — so I need your help ASAP, STAT, PDQ , LMNOP.

This is what I’ve tried thus far:

Magic Eraser
Letting it sit in hopes of the hot shower water steaming it off somehow

Nothing, and I mean nothing has worked.

In the comments section, I’d love some advice. So, let’s hear it…I’m ready for anything you have to offer. (Oh, and I suppose it goes without saying that it be cost-effective. Remember, I have a $400 electric bill that I have to tackle.
Oh, and this is my caulk (is that what it’s called?) This looks a lot darker than it actually is…but it’s still there and it’s driving me nuts. So, while you’re offering advice, hook a sista up.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by aka☼MomWife1 on July 2, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Yikes, I have no idea..have you tried Tilex? Hey, hows rental house prices there?


  2. Posted by Iva on July 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Depends on what you want. They go from about $500/mo to $1500/mo depending on where they are. Our house that we’re living in now was originally put in the paper for $575. After the landlords saw Danny, they lowered the price, claiming that they put it so high to keep riff raff away.


  3. Posted by aka☼MomWife1 on July 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Have you got it out yet? Just was wondering..I don’t know what to tell you. USUALLY the magic eraser does wonders.

    TY for making me smile. (about the landlord)


  4. Posted by Iva on July 2, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I don’t have any Tylex…I’ll have to go out and buy some and I’ll have to wait until I go out for some other reason because I’m pretty sure going out for just one thing is wasteful…unless it was free…and only then if it was super close by. 🙂


  5. Posted by aka☼MomWife1 on July 2, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    That is for sure, Iva..that would be wastful. JMO, as we live 20something miles out..voodoo land, boondocks here..lolol (just thinking on a personal front.)


  6. Posted by siscaboo on July 3, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Have you tried CLR. It is supposed to get calcium lime and rust out maybe it will get that stuff out. I have no clue magic eraser usually workds for everything here. That or bleach but, you have tried that. Have you tried making a paste with comet? That only costs like 75 cents a can for the small one?

    I am sorry, I am trying here. lol.


  7. Posted by siscaboo on July 3, 2008 at 3:15 am

    It’s me again. It is easier just to rip the caulking up and recaulk it. At least that is what my hubby does when it starts to look funny or look moldy. When he does it, it looks easy and only takes him a few seconds. You just have to make sure it is dry before you use the tub again which only takes a few hours depending on how humid your bathroom is.


  8. Posted by Iva on July 3, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Linda, we leave about five minutes away from the nearest store…but it’s the principal of the matter. LOL

    CLR, no, I haven’t tried that. How do I know what kind of caulking to get?


  9. Posted by siscaboo on July 6, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    It should say on the tube what it is for. I am pretty sure. When my hubby wakes up I’ll ask him.


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