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I simply snip the tip of the marker with scissors. Sometimes removing a bit off the dried tip will expose fresh ink. It works just about every time for me.
By Michelle B.
Dried out dry erase markers? Your whiteboard markers may have more life in them. Dip the tip in a little ordinary rubbing alcohol. If color is drawn down into the alcohol, there's life in your marker, and you can write with it some more now that you have treated it. If this does not work, then the marker is probably out of lasting power.
By Kirsten from Logan, UT
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Here are questions related to Reviving Dry Erase Markers.
My Expo Dry Erase markers are not old, but one just dried up and the lid was on it. Is there anything you can do to "rewet" them?
Dip tips in very hot water, cover with cap for a few minutes.
Is there any way to recondition a dry eraser marker? I know it still has plenty of ink, but the cap didn't click well enough.
Maria from Derwood, MD
Tried spinning around on a string, worked great, for about 3 minutes and then dried up again :(
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I was just wondering if anyone would know how to revive dried out dry erase markers. My 2 year old got ahold of them and left the caps partly off when she was done and now they are dried out. Any tips on getting them to work again would be much appreciated!
Amy from PA
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