Permanent Marker on a Wood Table

How can I remove permanent marker from a wooden table?

Dmsommer from Cleveland


Permanent Marker on a Wood Table

GooGone will work, too. (09/24/2008)

Permanent Marker on a Wood Table


Forget all the scrubbing with everyone's personal toothpaste! Use a little rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth and dab over the marker spots. It will dissolve any permanent marker. Keep dabbing until the cloth or towel takes on the marker. Replace the towel as needed until the marker is gone. It should only take a few seconds at most. (09/25/2008)

By NY Mom

Permanent Marker on a Wood Table

Was taking a nap, daughters woke me up and said, "Uh mom, Keira was coloring on gramma's comp desk". We came to this site. Used toothpaste and a toothbrush wet, and miraculously it all came off! Thanks! (09/29/2008)

By Keira's Gramma

Permanent Marker on a Wood Table

Be very wary of this advice. I tried the toothpaste trick and it ruined the finish on my table top. Sure, it removed the marker stain but made our matte finish shiny and left me in the dog house! (01/04/2009)

By Jon


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