How can I remove splashes of felt tip pen off my bedroom wall?
By Kim from Wigan, WN
Try a slightly wet magic eraser (doesn't have to be name brand).
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If you have a little artist who gets hold of an ink pen and marks your walls up, the best thing you can do is spray aerosol hairspray on it. You can immediately see the ink start to run and all you have to do is take an old rag and wipe the ink off.
I came across a fantastic product in Australia and I can only sing it's praises. A friend on the Flying in Western Australia Yahoo group put me onto it. It's called Chux Magic Erasers. Most supermarkets stock them. They feel like the foam things florists stick their flowers when making arrangements. They come in six cubes per packet. You wet the squares slightly so that they are just a little damp and rub marks like you would use a pencil eraser. Actually, that's just the size of them. Although when we first used them we used them dry and they worked perfectly well too.
We bought an ex-rental house cheaper, because of the damage the tenants did. There was a felt tip pen smiley face drawn on the kitchen bench and we tried everything, and I mean everything to get it off. I went out and bought a packet to try it and used it first on the smiley face and it disappeared before our eyes. My 14 year old DD went around the house rubbing all the marks she knew about and the walls looked like they had been scrubbed clean.
I then let a friend know, because she had a rent inspection the following week and her girls had decided to use the walls to display their pencil drawings (yikes). She is also now singing this product's praises.
Funnily enough, the next month we received a sample packet in the letterbox. I used the last one the other day. Sorry if this product isn't available in the US, but since we have a few Aussies on the list, I thought I'd share. God bless Bev in Western Australia (10/16/2004)
My 2 year old daughter got a hold of a black ink pen and marked several times on my wall. Any advice on how to get it off, without taking the paint off the wall? Besides repainting the wall.
By Rachel from Jacksonville, FL
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