Permanent Marker on Formica

How do I remove sharpie permanent marker off of a formica table top?

Danielle from Orlando, FL

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try alcohol.

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did you try calling the marker's manufacturer?

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Try nail polish remover on a q-tip.

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I've read here before that permanent marker can be removed by rubbing w/vegetable oil - haven't tried it, but it sure won't hurt anything!

Good luck,


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WD-40.......always try WD-40 for anything on non porous on many other things too....check out the web site......

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Hi. Just wanted to thank you worked. My nephew wrote with a blue sharpie on the kitchen formica countertop. I tried the WD-40 and it worked! Thanks a bunch.

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Those white magic erasers (sponge type things) are the BEST for EVERYTHING!! I would bet money that that would take the marker off your Formica. WD40 is also an excellent product, but if you don't have it, the white thing is awesome.

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Magic eraser also took my grandsons crayon art work very easily from my painted walls

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Magic eraser worked so much better than nail polish remover on my formica table top which again was used for my grandsons art work

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Just discovered dark blue Sharpie marks on my 65 year od formica table, ugh! After reading the posts on here I used the Magic Eraser - took it right off!

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