Removing Ink from Walls

My 2 year old marked up all the walls in the apartment with pen and permanent marker. How do I remove it from flat painted walls?

By Ashley from WalledLake, MI

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

Short of replacing the walls you won't remove them, but you can paint over them. Most paints will simply bleed through so use a product called "Killz". Use it like you would any primer..paint over the effected areas with killz then when it dries paint as usual. Killz is available almost anywhere that normal house paint is sold.. It's kind of expensive, but sure beats 40 coats of normal paint.

That's the only and the best solution.

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

You may need to go over the wall with Kilz more than once in the marked areas. We painted wood paneling and it needed three coats to cover the dark lines in the panels, so don't give up. As YeahYeah stated, "It's kind of expensive, but sure beats 40 coats of normal paint."

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

You may need to go over the wall with Kilz more than once in the marked areas. We painted wood paneling and it needed three coats to cover the dark lines in the panels, so don't give up. As YeahYeah stated, "It's kind of expensive, but sure beats 40 coats of normal paint."

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January 8, 20100 found this helpful

Before painting try a regular pencil eraser. The kind that we're all familiar with that are the pink color block type not attached to a pencil. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but it's worth the try ;-)

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January 9, 20100 found this helpful

Try spraying the ink with hairspray. This has worked for me some times! HTH Mary Lou

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January 10, 20100 found this helpful

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It works.

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October 7, 20160 found this helpful

No the magic erase doesn't work. I have tried it

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March 6, 20150 found this helpful

To get markers off walls I use toothpaste, it sounds weird but it works. Not sure about pen.

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December 18, 20150 found this helpful

if u hear that vinegar gets pen off walls its true!!!

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September 19, 20160 found this helpful

My 2 year old did it I used Mr clean lemon bleach spray it came right off

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