My 3 year old son recently found a permanent marker in our kitchen. To my surprise he had colored on our new, real wood table and hid his amazing master pieces under the place mats. I would love to get the marker off of the table with out taking off the varnish. I have tried hairspray and magic erasers with no luck. Please help!
By sskaufdog from Centerton, AR
I used a Magic Eraser and it worked well.
By sarahski 06/17/2011
My daughter used black permanent marker on our wood table we got from the in laws this last Christmas. Figured my husband was going to kill me, but I used Equate finger nail polish remover. The marker sat for about 10 minutes. Rub very gentle to not ruin the wood and comes off like magic.
By Aaron Myers08/22/2010
My daughter got five or six different colors of Sharpie on the oak diningroom table. I tries dry erase, pink eraser, different cleaners, toothpaste, and a pencil eraser. Orange hand cleaner worked like a charm. I let it sit for 20 seconds and wiped it off with a paper towel. The ink had dried for a few days before I had found it.
I just had a black permanent marker explode all over my counter and hard wood floor. Google brought me here, I tried the Mentadent suggestion, and it completely got rid of the ink. Thank you!!
To all: look no further, the easy solution is a bit of nail polish remover. Comes off in a second. Not too much will not harm the polish a bit.
I signed up just to inform you all that the mentadent toothpaste worked on my wood table that my son marked on w/ black Sharpie. It just happened about 1 hour ago. I let it sit for about 30 minutes. I wet an old tooth brush that I use for cleaning just a little bit. and scrubbed. It came off after just a few scrubbings. I'm very excited that my table looks like it did prior to him marking it
My grandson wrote with permanent marker on my wall and I used hand sanitizer and it came right off. Maybe it will work for you.
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Does anyone know a safe way to remove permanent black marker (sharpie) from a wooden dining room table?
I need major help. I wrote with black and green permanent marker on a wooden table with varnish and I need to get it out.
How can I remove permanent marker from a wooden table?
Dmsommer from Cleveland
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By Keira's Gramma
My son took a permanent marker and drew all over my wood table. Any suggestions on how to remove the ink? Thanks.
By dinglebarry from Chicago
By Robyn Fed
P.S. I've used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on very small spots and I can't see any damage to the wood finish. (05/16/2009)
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