Sharpie on Kitchen Counter

I need help getting Sharpie ink off my kitchen counter. Any advice?

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bkasc

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April 14, 20050 found this helpful
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I don't know what your counter is made out of, but sometimes plain rubbing alcohol works. Try that first. Fingernail polish remover works sometimes too.

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October 12, 20160 found this helpful

What else? I do not have any of that stuff.

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October 22, 20160 found this helpful

Hairspray

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November 14, 20160 found this helpful
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Herbal essence dry shampoo took the sharpie off of the countertop .

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November 14, 20161 found this helpful

Dry shampoo

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April 14, 20050 found this helpful
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WD-40 has taken Sharpie marker off of many many things from plastic to glass in my home. It should work on counter tops too.

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April 14, 20050 found this helpful
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Mr. Clean Eraser (found in your laundry soap aisle).

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August 15, 20160 found this helpful

Just tried a magic eraser and it didn't work :(

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April 14, 20050 found this helpful
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For getting out the Sharpie, try Greased Lightening, works for me. I use it for almost everything.

Teresa from VA

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June 13, 20051 found this helpful
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Believe it or not, today my 1 yr old wrote all over my walls with Sharpie. I tried everything I could think of. From Murphy's oil soap, bleach, everything imaginable. Well, when my kids were going outside I sprayed them with OFF and said to myself, hey why not. It got it off in seconds! Even took off Sharpie marks that had been on things for months! Try it! It's awesome.

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October 8, 20160 found this helpful

This worked wonders!! Thank you sooo much, you saved me from a whooping!!

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October 14, 20160 found this helpful

Magic!

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February 7, 20080 found this helpful
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I got some permanent marker ink on my laminate desktop -- probably made from Formica (just wipe to clean). I tried Fantastik and CLR but those didn't work. I figure Formica should be non-porous so these are only surface marks. So I decided to try rubbing it off with a Staedtler pencil eraser -- and that worked like a charm!

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February 17, 20080 found this helpful
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We had Sharpie permanent marker on corion counter tops. Write over the Sharpie with dry erase marker and wipe off. It really does work!

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July 2, 20130 found this helpful
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We have white quartz counter top and the wife got permanent Sharpie all over it. Used regular cleaner at first and it was just fading it. Read this thread and we tried Goof Off.

Presto gonezo! Worked.

I was sweating it there for a minute.

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October 7, 20160 found this helpful

What's"Good Off"?

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October 7, 20160 found this helpful

Goof Off is a remover for stains and sticky materials. I think it is a petroleum product, very stinky stuff.

https://www.amazon.com/Goof-Off-Miracle-Remover-4-5-Ounce/dp/B001AHAN2M

I would use it as a last resort. My go to for removing Sharpie is regular rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol. That is basically why the dry erase marker works.?tag=thrif06-20

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June 16, 20140 found this helpful
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I know it's kind of weird, but milk worked for me! You have to scrub hard though, and it starts fading away! 

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November 10, 20150 found this helpful
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Baking soda, it works.

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November 17, 20160 found this helpful
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I can JUST NOW attest to Barkeepers friend for getting permanent marker off counters. Removed a few letters in four swipes of a sponge. Awesome!

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April 14, 20053 found this helpful

HAIRSPRAY WORKS PRETTY WELL IN GETTING OUT PERMANENT MARKER.

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June 23, 20160 found this helpful

Just used comet bleach powder, scratch free, with a Clorox disinfectant wipe and my counter is 100% clean. Probably don't need the wipe, paper towel would work too.

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September 23, 20160 found this helpful

It works great!

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September 24, 20160 found this helpful

I used hairspray, baking soda and vinegar paste then I used Clorex bleach foamer. The Clorex took it off like magic.

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April 14, 20050 found this helpful

I would try rubbing alcohol.

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April 14, 20051 found this helpful

I know this sounds strange but it works, I tried it last week. Write over the sharpie marks with a dry erase maker and then just rub off both will come off. this works for dry erase boards also. If someone accidently writes on the board with a sharpie simply write over what they have written using a dry erase marker and erase.Give it a try!

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June 29, 20160 found this helpful

The dry erase trick works everytime. We do it too at work.

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April 14, 20051 found this helpful

I've had this problem! I used BARKEEPERS FRIEND ..... It will come right off! Hope it works for you!!!

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November 17, 20160 found this helpful
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It completely works. Took it off in seconds from my counter top.

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February 6, 20060 found this helpful

Rubbing alcohol works

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

try spray and wash..its not just for clothes :)

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Anonymous Flag
December 4, 20150 found this helpful

I used a SOS pads

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