Removing Permanent Marker From Vinyl

Permanent marker can be difficult, but not impossible to remove from many surfaces. This is a guide about removing permanent marker from vinyl.

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Question: Permanent Marker on Vinyl Couch

I have permanent marker on my tan, vinyl couch. I have tried everything under the sun to remove this artwork.I have tried Oops, goofoff, WD-40, magic eraser, 409, Soft Scrub, OxyClean, Lava Soap and rubbing alcohol.

Any more ideas? Help.

Thanks,
Julie

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By hinrichs 1 Flag

November 26, 2013

Butter! Really did work. My granddaughter used a silver permanent marker on my new brown leather/vinyl couch seat. I was going to try the stuff that was suggested but it all sounded harsh. The one that sounded the most absurd worked. Butter took it all off, and it doesn't hurt the fabric.

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Question: Permanent Marker on Vinyl Siding

By vee 1

How can I clean permanent marker off vinyl siding on a mobile home?

Vee from Carencro, LA

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By Kim McGrantham 16 160 Flag

July 21, 2006

You can try getting a little bottle of enamel thinner made by "Testors". I used to by it at a hobby store. It comes in little 1/4 ounce glass bottles. During the Xmas holiday I work at the mall personalizing ornaments and we use permanent marker on resin ornaments and the "only" thing that would remove the permanent maker is the enamel thinner..."not" alcohol.. and "not" nail polish remover. The thinner should work :)

Kim

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

July 22, 2006

Isopropyl alcohol should do it. Always works for me.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

April 19, 2008

Hi, I tried several suggestions posted here to remove permanent marker from my vinyl siding (put on courtesy of neighborhood hoodlums). The Isopropyl alcohol did nothing at all. Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser helped but would take a long time and a lot of effort. Nail polish remover took it right off - easy - no work required. I recommend nail polish remover.

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By Joe 1 Flag

November 7, 2010

Stop stop STOP. Using alcohol and abrasives are the absolute WORST way to remove permanent marker from vinyl. This bad advice needs to be stamped out all over the internet.

A far superior way: 1. Get a dry-erase marker and write over the permanent marker. 2: Get a damp cloth. 3: Wipe it away. 4: Repeat as needed.

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Question: Removing Sharpie from Vinyl Flooring

By PAUL 1

How do I remove a Sharpie permanent marker stain from a vinyl kitchen floor?

By Paul from The Villages, FL

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By LLH 2 1 Flag

January 27, 2010

Although not normally found in your cupboard there is a product called PEC-12. Google to find it or stop at your local photostore. This product it used to clean permanent maker or inks from photos. I works great. Does not work on water soluble ink. I buy this by the quart as I use it in my business. You can buy it in a 4 oz bottle. I can't believe the items saved by this product. I've used it on counter tops, metal, plastics, etc.

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By Lizzyanny 9 1,250 Flag

January 31, 2010

I am a housecleaner, and I have had good luck removing permanent marker by going over it with a dry erase marker and immediately wiping both of them up. It has worked on formica countertops for me. Always try in an inconspicuous place.

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By Laurie 2 5 Flag

February 1, 2010

Try using rubbing alcohol or hairspray on the stain. Works for me.

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By eileen 5 75 Flag

February 1, 2010

WD-40 works well. Spray on mark, rub, then wipe up.

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Question: Removing a Permanent Marker Stain on Vinyl

I have permanent marker on a vinyl billfold, can you help?

By Grace from Greenville, S.C.

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By regina 5 Flag

August 11, 2011

What works awesome on naughty markers LOL is Brake Klean from the auto parts store. :)

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Question: Removing Permanent Marker from Vinyl Bounce House

A little girl wrote all over my inflatable vinyl bounce house with a black permanent marker and I cannot get it off. I have tried many products, but nothing helps at all. What can I do?

By Rex

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By Jean 2 145 Flag

October 27, 2013

Use straight rubbing alcohol.

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Question: Removing Permanent Marker from Plastic or Vinyl

By shabba2795 1

How do I remove permanent marker from the plastic slip cover on a binder?

By shabba2795 from AL

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By Louise B. 6 2,509 Flag

August 12, 2010

Most of the time permanent marker can't be removed from things; that is why it is called permanent. However, on some surfaces, you can clean it off with an abrasive cleanser or maybe magic eraser. You might also try something like WD40 or alcohol.

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Tip: Removing Sharpie from Faux Leather

By HARISN9000 1

I was able to remove Sharpie permanent marker from faux leather using WD-40. It came off super easy and didn't damage the finish. Good luck.

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    Question: Removing Sharpie Marker Stain on Vinyl Siding

    How do I remove Sharpie markers from vinyl siding?

    By Jenniffer

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    Question: Removing Magic Marker from Vinyl

    I am trying to remove black Magic Marker ink from rust colored vinyl. Do you have any suggestions? Please help.

    By Sylvia

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