Removing Permanent Marker

Some moron decided to write all over my car last night with permanent marker in my apt complex parking lot. I was quite distraught when I saw my car. I read this post and went to the store and bought the pad version of Deep Woods Off. Simply amazing. The marker just wiped off without any pressure applied. Thanks a million guys!

<p>By Ryan</p>

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I would try WD-40. (04/17/2007)

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<p>By Michele</p>

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Using Finger Nail Polish Remover on my velvet microfiber couch worked wonders. It came right off. Afterward I just used my carpet cleaner tool attachment to rinse out the smell. I am so grateful! I am sure that my 3 year old son thanks you too. (04/24/2007)

<p>By Julie</p>

<h3>Anything</h3>

Anything with alcohol in it works
~Jezebel (04/25/2007)

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My mother got the bright idea to leave a post-it note on my monitor and wrote it with permanent marker, it bled through to my LCD. The vinyl eraser method worked excellent. I just used one I had from a mechanical pencil I had sitting on my desk, with light strokes. It left a bit of residue but nothing a little drop of water won't remove. (04/27/2007)

<p>By Drew</p>

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My daughter just scribbled all over our keyboard with a dry erase marker. I assumed it would rub off because it wasn't permanent. WRONG. I started with a wet wipe. Didn't work. I then moved to nail polish remover and scrubbed at it and it only smudged it. I'm assuming that key boards have a protective film on the keys to protect them since it's a highly dirty zone. I can tell that the nail polish remover dissolved part of the layer because of the texture you can now feel on the keys. I'm also noticing that the letters themselves on the keys are also lighter. Any suggestions? (04/30/2007)
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<p>By Melissa</p>

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My son got black permanent marker (Sharpie) on our white kitchen cabinets. I tried Goof Off and all it did was turn the black to blue. Next I tried Windex which only worked a little bit and only if I scrubbed and scratched at it. So next I tried a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and it came right off!! Just like magic!(05/02/2007)

<p>By Lia</p>

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My 6yr old used blue sharpie to my LCD screen. I was freaking out as my hubby would kill me if he found out! I am out of alcohol and screen cleaner didn't work. Saw someone say something about an eraser. Picked up the pencil on my desk, gave it a swipe and off it came! So simple and so anxiety relieving! Whoever posted that, THANKS!

Also to all those w/ crayon trouble, Magic Erasers are the bomb! They take it up every time. With a 4 and 6yr old with major art skills we never go without any in the house. I swear these things take off almost anything. (05/06/2007)

<p>By karla</p>

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Wow! I went with the Magic Eraser idea - I happened to have the Scotch Bright version - it worked great on my daughters laminate headboard! Didn't know those things were so handy! I've had them for a year and barely used them. (05/12/2007)

<p>By Roxanne Mannello</p>

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Amazing! A simple white eraser wiped away a Sharpe fine point marker from plastic. Thanks folks for your helpful posts. (06/01/2007)

<p>By </p>

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I am sitting at the computer with my 2 year old daughter. While reading something she grabs the permanent marker and goes to work on the wood desk. I googled "removing permanent marker" and found this. Thank you - the eraser was a life saver. I didn't want to hear what the husband would have to say about that.

Thank you! (06/20/2007)

<p>By Thankful!</p>

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My 2-yr old just took a black perm marker to our brown leather sofa! Found this forum and tried several recommended remedies with limited success. Then after just a few applications of WD40 - it's all gone!

Thanks for your help. (07/09/2007)

<p>By netdog</p>

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My 2yr. old son was suspiciously quiet in the dining room ~~ no wonder ~~ he was using a black sharpie marker to color my laptop screen! I used an eraser to get it off (suggestion found here) and then dampened a paper towel with a little Lysol all purpose cleaner and wiped it off to remove the smudges and eraser residue! It's clean as a whistle. Thanks!

Editor's Note: Yes, it's always a problem when they are too quiet : )
(07/11/2007)

<p>By Kimberly</p>

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We just removed Sharpie from an LCD monitor and a laptop screen using WD40 on some paper towel. (07/13/2007)

<p>By TK</p>

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Little girl took a red sharpie to my flat panel and the walls, a pencil eraser and WD-40 worked for flat panel but had to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for the walls. The only quirk to using a magic eraser on the wall for certain crayons and sharpies is that you have to scrub hard and long and it ends up taking some of the paint off. My whole house has light circles on every wall from her art work. 8-)
(08/30/2007)

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Huh - got a thick long black sharpie line off my laptop screen with a simple pencil eraser. Wow. Thanks! (08/30/2007)

<p>By Christy</p>

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It's so funny that 2-4 year olds cause damage with sharpies. Mine just did on my computer desk too. Eraser worked like a charm. Thank you. (09/04/2007)

<p>By Brita</p>

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Jif gets it off really, really easy. (09/04/2007)

<p>By .</p>

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My two year old colored our wood and stone coffee table with red, blue and green sharpies. The eraser worked wonders on the wood and non-acetone polish remover worked great on the stone top. Thanks to everyone for the advice! (09/12/2007)

<p>By </p>

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I accidentally put a bit of CD pen on my computer and when I rubbed on RID (insect repellent) it came right off! (09/13/2007)

<p>By Anon</p>

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I first tried using acetone, but that didn't work and decided to go to ask.com and see what help I could get and boy that eraser worked just fine for me. Thanks all again. (09/20/2007)

<p>By wayne</p>

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My mother got permanent marker exploded on her Cell phone so, I took some of my repellent and sprayed on a cloth and wiped, and it went right off by wiping. (09/23/2007)

<p>By SomeguynamedDang</p>

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Thank you everyone! After my 2 year old drew on my brand new LCD computer screen, I freaked out. Luckily I still could see through the marker to read this post! Hairspray worked like a charm! I used Lysol to clean the hairspray residue off, and VOILA. Brand new again. Thank you so so so much. (10/01/2007)

<p>By Valerie E</p>

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Hairspray didn't work for me, then I scrolled down, saw someone suggested insect repellent, tried, and Voilla!

Thank you everyone!

You gotta love the Internet! (10/03/2007)

<p>By </p>

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My 2 year old son wrote all over my brand new dining room table chairs and I tried the brake fluid and it worked. Thanks a lot guys for the info! (10/06/2007)

<p>By Kamie</p>

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My 2yr old son decided to sharpie my 19" LCD Monitor, and Windex/Glass Cleaner seemed to work on it, but it left A LOT on it still, I used an Eraser, and BAM, it removed all of it, and I used the Glass Cleaner to remove the Eraser marks. (10/10/2007)

<p>By Todd G</p>

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Why is it always the 2 year olds? (10/16/2007)

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So here I am, on a cleaning tips web page. Really I never thought that I would be doing this. My eleven year old son, occupation?; Domestic Terrorist! His mission? Draw a landing strip for incoming airplanes on our cinema screen. We have a nice home, our entertainment is a home cinema, we don't have a TV. We watch movies on a 3 meter pull down screen. Cool as milk you say, indeed! Permanent Marker, plenty color and really permanent. React quick i hear you say, but it was eight hours later before it was discovered, so it is really really permanent. I have tried everything, but no luck.
Now I could always put my son up for adoption, but I'm still left with the permanent Marker.
Does anybody know how the toothpaste thing works, or the WD 40. As you can imagine I don't want to destroy the screen. The manufacturers advice is, Firstly do not use permanent marker on screen, then it advises that light stains can be cleaned with soap and water. I have tried alcohol and after about an hour, it's a little lighter but still strong. I have tried Cilit Bang, nothing. I have tried white spirits, but no joy.
So before I release the terrorist, does anybody have anything in the way of advice? (10/21/2007)

<p>By De Ranged Pop</p>

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When I read all this I thought, an eraser, eraser.Yup it worked! My daughter wrote on my brand new wood dinning table w/ a permanent marker. I'm so happy =) (10/23/2007)

<p>By Araceli</p>

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My friend's 1 year old daughter decided to draw a pretty little picture ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN! I didn't notice it for at least an hour but when I did I started freaking out so I decided to google how to get it off and found this. Windex is a miracle. Thanks so much! (10/28/2007)

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I Had Permanent Marker On My Computer Screen And I Used ShockWaves Hairspray And It Came Off In Seconds!
TRY IT! (11/06/2007)

<p>By L4UR4_x</p>

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I removed permanent marker from my laminate counter with just an ordinary school eraser. One spot was quite dark and only lightened up but then I dampened the area with a rag and the moist eraser totally cleaned the remainder up SUCCESSFULLY! (11/07/2007)

<p>By brenda</p>

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I use spray deodorant, it works really well (11/11/2007)

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