Ink Stains Off Paneling

Help! I am trying to clean a pen mark and permanent ink mark off of paneling in a manufactured home. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Anonymous Flag
December 11, 20010 found this helpful

First try rubbing with a cloth dampened in warm water and detergent.

Scouring powder will help remove many stains, but can also permanently scratch the paneling. If you decide to use it, use only a mild type like Bon Ami or better yet first try baking soda, and be very careful about rubbing too much.

Concentrated liquid commercial household cleaners, rubbed onto a stubborn spot, may remove it as well as scouring powders without the danger of scratching. Rinse off well.

After removing a stain, rinse the area thoroughly, dry completely, and, if the finish has been removed in that area, recoat with appropriate finish or wax.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 12, 20010 found this helpful

Try soaking the ink with hairspray. It does wonders on ink!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
January 6, 20020 found this helpful

There is a long tradition of removing ink from various items, such as clothing, with hairspray. You can do it more cheaply. The ingredient in hairspray that dissolves ink is the rubbing alcohol.

On wood, you might find that a colorless beverage-type alcohol works with less damage to the wood. Cheap vodka would probably work without staining. Good vodka would be pretty expensive for stain removal, but the cheap stuff has a few uses; it can lift out other alcohol-based stains, like red wine stain and perfume stains, and sometimes works to remove perspiration stains. Just do yourself a favor and don't taste cheap vodka.

Rose B, mother of three, in NC

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 7, 20080 found this helpful

The mr clean magic eraser will clean off the permanent marker. It is magic.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Home and Garden Cleaning WallsNovember 25, 2001
A Sharpie marker with its lid off.
Removing Permanent Ink (Sharpie) from a CD or DVD
Wood Paneling
Removing Water Stains from Barnwood Paneling
An ink pen in a blue leather purse.
Removing Ink from Leather
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 24, 2016 at 2:45:20 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!