Permanent marker stains are a common household mini disaster. Despite the name, permanent marker stains may sometimes be removed quite effectively. This is a guide about removing permanent marker stains.
My name is Shannon and I have found an amazing, magical, cleaning assistant. You see, I have an almost 3 year old at home who loves to get his hands on permanent markers and color on things he shouldn't. Like my antique coffee table and 2 end tables that happen to be solid wood and my favorite cherry stain color. Today, I found 3 more "drawings" he had been hiding from me all in permanent marker.
Now, I do drawings and art projects that require me to use such markers and I have them in EVERY color you could possibly think of. This time he had gone to far, he drew on all three of my tables, HIS cherry stain sleigh bed, his cherry stain dresser AND our RENTED white walls.
Frantically I called my mother to ask her what to do. She told me that at the hospital where she works at; when someone accidentally gets permanent marker on a solid surface where it doesn't belong, they just take a dry erase marker and go over the permanent marker and it comes right off. I then explained that I had NO idea how long it had been there and that it was in all different colors; but all she said is it won't hurt to try.
She said to use any dry erase marker color you have, it doesn't matter. Scribble over the permanent marker and then wipe it away with a paper towel, cloth or whatever you have and, "POOF", it's gone. She also told me that when I use it on the white wall it might leave a hint of the dry erase markers color but all you need is a wet rag or something to get that off.
To my surprise, IT WORKED! ON ALL THE SURFACES! It almost makes me want to draw on things with a sharpie just for fun. So I guess grandma saves her grandson yet again from one of his goofy mistakes.
Wow, that's incredible. I use permanent markers a lot also. I have no small kids but I can manage to get them on stuff all on my own. I cant wait to try out this idea. Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks to your mom too!
This is a guide about cleaning permanent marker from wood floors. Permanent marker is meant to be just that, permanent. However, there are often ways to remove it from surfaces where it has accidentally been applied.
As a teacher, once when I was preparing for a class, I used a permanent marker on the new dry eraser board. I read the marker and found EXPO's 1-800 number and called it for help. You can erase permanent marker by writing over it with another marker and wiping it off with a tissue.
The second method for removing it is EXPO Erase spray. I have removed many a nasty note (middle schoolers) from desks, chairs, and mirrors in the bathroom. It should be named Miracle Spray.
By SandyE from Battle Creek, MI
Sandy, where can you get this spray?
If you every need to get permanent marker off of a hard surface (folder, notebook, counter, floor, etc.), use bug spray.
This is a guide about removing permanent marker from a car. Vandals sometimes choose to graffiti on cars using permanent markers.
For those of you who were wondering how to get Magic Marker off walls, leather, and anything other than wood furniture, use toothpaste (not gel).
Does anyone know how to get permanent marker out of your dryer? I accidently left it in work pants.
Use Hand Sanitizer to remove the first layer.(only removes the black marks/they usually turn light grey)
Treat only the affected areas...let dry for about 30 minutes.
Use Muskol Mosquito Repellent Spray.
Spray directly on affected areas. Let stand for 2 to 4 seconds. Lightly use your finger or a soft cloth to rub the Muskol around each spot (be patient). You will see the marker start to lift off.(2 to 4 seconds...it works that fast :-))
As soon as you stop rubbing the Muskol in, use a dry cloth to remove the stain.
Once you have finished all the stains, your dryer drum should be clean.
Leave dryer door open for 2 hours to allow drum to dry.
Mix a small solution of laundry soap (a few drops will do) into 3 cups of hot water. Wash the drum with 4 to 6 old, clean rags. Once the inside of the dryer is completely cleaned, leave the rags inside the dryer and close the door.
Set the Dryer on "Air Fluff/No Heat" for 20 minutes.
Remove rags and inspect the drum.
Voila!!!All clean :-)
Editor's Note: I tried all the other "suggested" remedies but nothing else worked, including:Bleach,Cooking oil,Varsol,Paint Thinner,GooGone,Tooth Paste,Nail Polish Remover, Dry Erase Marker...
For furniture, try milk. On clothes, use hand sanitizer.
So a couple of years ago my sister found a permanent marker and coloured all over my family's wireless keyboard. She was about 2-3 at the time. My dad got most of it off, but not all of it. There's still marks from the permanent marker on it. Since then, I've been trying to get it off. It has been stained for about 2-4 years.
Try regular rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). I've had good luck with that removing permanent marker ink from various plastics.
What's the best home made solution for taking permanent marker off of shoes?
Just take a dry erase marker and rub it over the permanent marker and wipe off. This only works on shiny surfaces.
Should someone get permanent marker on your dry eraser board, there is a very simple way to fix that problem. Trace over the words or marks with a dry eraser marker, and then wipe clean.
Okay, this may sound lame but does anybody know how to get sharpie off cement? We had a few vandilizers and need help!
My 5 year old daughter decided to draw hopscotch numbers on our front walkway with a green sharpie. We tried a lot of these solutions, but the only thing that worked was lacquer thinner. We just poured it on the numbers, let it run for a second and wiped it up with an old rag. On a side note, if you use old t shirts, make sure they don't have any silk screened logos on them, it will come right off on the cement, making a bigger mess.
I was recently give a walker, which I assume is aluminum or some light weight metal. A previous owners name was written on it in what appears to be black permanent marker. There is also a sticker on it that will not peel off. Is there a way I can remove the name and sticker?
WD 40 will remove stickers everytime. It might remove the marker but could not say that for sure since I've never used it for that. Comet might work for the marker.
Use a product called Goof Off. I spayed this on the marker spot and it ran off. Be sure to have a dry rag to wipe it up quickly. It's the only thing that takes it all off.
How do I remove permanent marker off of a white board?
To get permanent marker off any hard surface; go to a craft store and buy a 1/2 ounce glass jar of Testors Enamel Thinner. Dip a qtip into it or dab some on a cotton ball.. then wip off with a paper towel! It works great!
On a white board however, the tip from gondodeb is true! Just go over the marker with a dry-erase marker and it will rub right off :)