How do I remove Sharpie ink from my computer flat screen and keyboard?
AngryGrandma from Alpine, CA
I removed Sharpie ink from a computer screen with a dry white "magic" sponge with gentle rubbing. No ink left and no scratches. Very happy about this. (03/12/2008)
When I became supervisor at a job the computer monitor had permanent marker all over it. I used a pencil eraser and some nail polish remover and it came right off. (03/16/2008)
All over the glass front doors at our church, there was graffiti in permanent marker. I searched "removing permanent marker" and found all these great tips. I love Magic Erasers, but was worried about using one on glass. I tried a pencil eraser and it works great. Thanks for all the great tips. (03/17/2008)
I awoke one morning to find permanent marker all over my wood desk, and all over my monitor I uses several of things and Magic eraser "does not work". So I tried CLR, Vim with bleach and it basically surface touched it, but to completely get it off my mom tried bleach and what do you know it works.
Tabaitha G from
Calgary, AB CANADA (03/20/2008)
By Tabaitha G
Thanks. I needed to get the Sharpie stains off a plastic surface in my home and within second I got it off using nail polish remover. It really works. (03/27/2008)
Just had some "vandals" right profanity on our mailbox in red Sharpie. Used Orange Goop mechanics oil and it came off in about 10 seconds. (05/02/2008)
I got permanent marker on my best friend's laptop and toothpaste worked. You are a life saver. Thanks. (05/19/2008)
I just wanted to say that if you have a normal monitor, not a flat screen I know how to get it off. I did it just then, literally. I was tracing something on the screen with what I thought was a dried out permanent marker. When It left this really bad mark.
So I got a drop of dishwashing liquid on a tissue, dabbed it on the screen, wiped with slightly damp cloth, wiped dry with tissue, repeated 2x ( took me under 30 secs to get it all off) and viola! My screen is clean again.
Hope I helped.
Wow. Incredible. I accidentally wrote the wrong subject title on my son's plastic colored folder last night. I read the posts. I ran and got the Crest white toothpaste and with the tip of my sponge and a little pressure. It came all off. It's funny how excited I got over the ink coming off. A+ for this wonderful tip. (08/16/2008)
Just so you know, you can also use alcohol, too, but let me warn you, if its something small, dip a Q-tip in the alcohol and rub it on the item then dry it. If its something big, put some alcohol on a rag, then wipe it off. It works great on hardwood floors. (10/12/2008)
Use hand sanitizer. It works on dry erase boards. (10/18/2008)
While I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for every surface, acetone works great for removing permanent marker ink from grease boards. Acetone is what's used for cleaning PVC, which is what the surface of a grease board basically is. It is available at Walmart in the paint section. (11/04/2008)
By Sam M.
Isopropyl alcohol worked very well at removing sharpie mark from LCD computer screen. Just one wipe, and it was gone.
Use perfume or cologne. (12/28/2008)
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