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How to Remove Sidewalk Chalk From Brick

By Kimbry Parker ; Updated September 26, 2017
If your chalk-stained brick is near plants that need watering, turn on the sprinkler and let the water hit the bricks and your plants.

Kids love sidewalk chalk and it’s an inexpensive way to keep them entertained outdoors. Sidewalk chalk can be messy, and although it typically washes off with the next rainfall, sometimes you want it off sooner. If you find your brick patio, walkway or even exterior of your home is covered in sidewalk chalk, you can remove it without waiting for the rain.

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Brush off as much of the chalk as possible with a push broom. Set your garden hose to a high-pressure setting and spray the remaining chalk off the brick with water.

Fill a bucket with warm water. Add mild dish detergent to the water to create a sudsy solution.

Dip a scrub brush into the soapy water. Scrub away any remaining chalk with the brush and soapy water solution. Rinse well with the garden hose.

Remove tough spots of sidewalk chalk with a liquid soft scrubbing cleanser. Choose a bleach-free product to avoid discoloring the bricks. Apply a generous amount of the product to the chalk spots, then scrub in a circular motion using a scrub brush. Rinse well and repeat, if necessary.

Things You Will Need

  • Push broom
  • Garden hose
  • Bucket
  • Mild dish detergent
  • Scrub brush
  • Bleach-free liquid soft scrubbing cleanser


Make sidewalk chalk cleanup fun by enlisting the kids to help. Give them each a scrub brush and some water and let them scrub away their designs.

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About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.

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