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Permanent Marker on Vinyl Siding

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

Vee from Carencro, LA

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July 21, 20061 found this helpful
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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 :)

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November 11, 20160 found this helpful

Tried paint thinner and it's didn't budge

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July 22, 20060 found this helpful
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Isopropyl alcohol should do it. Always works for me.

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April 19, 20081 found this helpful
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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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November 21, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks for this. I hv not had to remove permanent marker from anything else BUT strong acetone polish remover got the marker OFF vinyl cupboards beautifully.

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March 29, 20160 found this helpful

For me, nail polish remover does not work on furniture vinyl like office chairs.

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August 10, 20160 found this helpful

Acetone worked immediately!

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November 7, 20102 found this helpful
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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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January 16, 20161 found this helpful

That won't work for specific things. If you draw dry erase marker on something that's been there a long time it won't help AT ALL it will LITERALLY LEAVE MORE MARKS

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September 10, 20160 found this helpful

F.U. I just totally ruined my vintage '50s vinyl chair! I'd used a magic eraser and googone because goof off dissolves thy vinyl. I had the permanent marker faded, alcohol did nothing, but the dry eraser just darkened it despite all my scrubbing, and is now twice as noticeable as before.

DO NOT USE DRY ERASE MARKER!!#

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October 20, 20160 found this helpful

Just tried this, didn't work.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

You have to keep in mind the fact that different markers use different types of inks. You may have to try several different methods to find one that will work on the type of ink causing the stain. The best way is to test small areas with various types of remover to see which one gets the best result. Then use that method to remove that particular type of ink.

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July 21, 20060 found this helpful

WD-40?

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July 24, 20060 found this helpful

Fingernail polish remover should work, but do a test patch first. You can also try a product called Awesome sold at Dollar Tree stores. It took 3 big blobs of purple Sharpie marker out of my tan microsuede couch!

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November 24, 20060 found this helpful

What worked for me was lock de-icer. Very nice. No effort at all. Bill in Canada.

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

Have a vinyl doll which has been "made " up with 2 red edding permanent marker pens on the face. How do I remove this, has seeped into the skin of the doll

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May 18, 20150 found this helpful

I found jet black permanent marker on our clay colored vinyl siding. Tried everything listed starting with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol lightened it but not much. I then tried fingernail polish remover and mineral spirits but neither of them did anything.

Finally I used Bar Keepers Friend and a stiff brush. It took a lot of rubbing/scrubbing and it continued to lighten until it is now barely visible. No damage to the siding either.

I don't know how long the marks had been there before I found them. Perhaps if they had been "fresh" any of the above would have worked.

Good luck!

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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

My husband just removed two permanent black marker marks using rubbing alcohol.

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