How To Get Boogers Off The Wall (Without Damaging Wall Paint)

How To Get Boogers Off The Wall

It’s inevitable. No matter how much you try to prevent it, those pesky boogers end up on your wall. Whether it’s your child’s latest work of art or your own accidental sneeze, boogers on the wall are just part of life. 

But don’t worry! There are a few simple tricks you can use to get rid of boogers on the wall for good.

In this post, I’ll share the simple cleaning instructions for removing boogers from your wall without damaging the paint. But, more importantly, I’ll give you some good tips on how to stop the kids from staining the wall with their boogers. So, let’s get rid of those dirty boogers right now!

Summary – To get dried boogers off your wall, place wet toilet paper on the affected area to soften the boogers. Then, gently wipe the boogers off the wall using a damp clean cloth. If the boogers look stubborn, use a wet sponge to scrub them off harder. Don’t use a knife, blade, or any sharp object on your wall to avoid damaging the paint. 

How to Remove Boogers from the Wall

Like any other stain, Boogers on the wall must be cautiously removed. If the boogers are on a tiled wall, such as in the bathroom or toilet, they may be easier to remove with a brush. 

But when dealing with boogers on a painted wall, you must be more careful to avoid damaging the paint. However, cleaning boogers from the wall is not difficult. 

First, get the following cleaning supplies;

  • Liquid dish soap and white distilled vinegar
  • Toilet paper
  • Clean cloth and towel
  • Soft Sponge
  • Bucket 
  • Warm water

Now, follow these steps to remove boogers from your wall:

Step 1: Pick off Loose Boogers

The first thing you should do is loosen and pick off the dried boogers on the wall. Next, simply dampen a handful of toilet paper, cut it into pieces, and place it on the boogers. Then, wait about 20 minutes for the boogers to soften so they can be easily removed.

However, if you realize there are some stubborn boogers and your wall is not completely clean, move to the next step below.

Step 2: Mix Your Cleaning Solution

Mix Your Cleaning Solution

Make your cleaning solution. Depending on the toughness of the stain, you could use liquid dish soap, commercial cleaners, or a homemade cleaning solution. 

To make your homemade cleaner, simply add four (4)  tablespoons of dish soap and vinegar into half a bucket of warm water. Then stir the solution thoroughly.

Step 3: Apply Cleaning Solution

Next, dip a washcloth or sponge in the cleaning solution and wring thoroughly to avoid drips. Then scrub the wall gently to remove the stubborn boogers and booger stains.

Work in small sections, constantly adding the cleaning solution to the washcloth or sponge as you wipe off the dirt. This way, the boogers should come off easily. But if they don’t, you can scrub even harder but not so hard as to damage the wall paint.

Step 4: Rinse and Dry the Wall

Once the boogers are off, rinse the wall to remove excess residue from the cleaning solution. Don’t splash water on the wall. Rather, dip a towel in clean water and wipe down the wall. 

Also, wring the cloth thoroughly before wiping the wall to ensure that it is not saturated with too much water. And rinse off the towel at regular intervals to remove soap and dirt from its surface.

Examine the wall thoroughly to ensure that no boogers or stains remain. And if you find any, repeat the steps until the wall is completely clean.

After cleaning, ensure to dry the wall by soaking off moisture from its surface. 


  • Don’t use a knife, blade, or any other sharp metal to scrape off dry boogers from the wall, as you could also end up peeling off the paint.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals, which can also damage the wall paint and finish.
Permanently Keep Boogers off Your Wall

How to Permanently Keep Boogers off Your Wall

Here are a few things you can do to prevent your kids from defacing your wall with boogers again:

  • Start the anti-wall booger campaign by teaching your kids how to blow their noses properly. This includes instructions on how to use tissues and hand-washing stations.
  • Keep a tissue box next to their bed or near the wall where you found the most boogers.
  • Install a hand-washing station in the bathroom.
  • If none of the above methods work for your kids, consider taping booger boards to the wall next to their bed and in other areas where boogers are common.
  • Check your walls every morning and remove any booger stains that you find immediately.

FAQs On How To Get Boogers Off The Wall

How Do you Get Boogers Out of a Couch?

Depending on the couch material, you could scrub dried boogers off with a cleaning solution and a sponge. However, a damp paper towel will suffice if you’re cleaning boogers off the leather sofa. 

How Do I Remove Hard Mucus from My Nose?

When removing hard mucus from your nose, you must be mindful of the potential health implications. Picking your nose with your hands may introduce bacteria from your hand into your nose or vice versa.

As a result, it is recommended that you use a nasal rinse, steam, or press a hot, damp cloth against your nose for a few minutes to soften the mucus before blowing it out. Then, repeat the process until your nose is completely clear.

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