Dry Erase Marker on Wood?

What can I use to remove dry erase marker stains from wood?

Kira from Milwaukee, WI


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January 26, 20072 found this helpful
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Try the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. That sponge works great. Haven't found anything it won't remove yet.

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December 27, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks-worked great! Removed marker and pen. A little Orange Glo afterwords and looks great again.

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By tami (Guest Post)
May 28, 20081 found this helpful
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Wow. I'm glad I found this thread. I just used a magic eraser to get marker off my dining room tabletop after trying vinegar, ammonia cleaner, water, dry erase board cleaner and anything else I could lay my hands on.


The magic eraser took some scrubbing but it's gone.

Lucky baby.

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October 27, 20120 found this helpful
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All you guys are missing it. What you do is this:
1. buy an erasable white board marker that is throw-away, as you'll ruin it here. Buy two to be safe and make sure you have enough to do the job.
2. Write over a small part of the dried markings with the new marker. The new marker 'ink' will dissolve the old.
3. Immediately wipe off the ink with a damp sponge.
4. Wait for the wood to dry.
5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until it's all gone. If the marker becomes saturated with the old 'ink', use the second one.

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June 30, 20161 found this helpful
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Nail polish remover works on my white board wood.

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April 3, 20172 found this helpful
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I had accidentally wrote on my wooden dresser with a dry erase marker when I was writing on my board and I tried all kinds of things then I just decided to put hand sanitizer on it and let it sit for a minute then I rubbed it with a pencil eraser and it came right off !.

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May 26, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for the tip it worked I am so grateful I was looking for a way to get it off my wooden dresser and it was the only one that worked!!!

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May 27, 20200 found this helpful

So glad it worked for you!

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By Alison (Guest Post)
May 16, 20080 found this helpful

My daughter used washable marker (Laurentien brand) on my sons wooden Thomas set track. I'm sooo upset! I took some dish detergent and a toothbrush to it and that only lightened it.


I have also tried rubbing alcohol and that didn't really seem to do anything, not that I noticed anyway. Does anyone know how to remove washable marker?

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November 15, 20162 found this helpful
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I'm only a teen myself and annoying little brothers drew on my wooden do not disturb sign and after screaming and scrubbing with water and soap I don't know how but after I covered the stain with Vaseline ( I used lip Vaseline but that doesn't matter ) left it for a minute then used a pencil eraser to rub it off, I rubbed for five minutes and the stain is completly gone! I Hope This helps


Louise X

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February 27, 20130 found this helpful

I googled this 10 minutes ago because my daughters bright pink dry erase marker bled through a sheet of computer paper and stained my brand new solid wood diningroom table. I got lucky, I found a bottle of Spot Shot for carpets and after making sure it would not ruin the finish on the wood I tried it and the marker came right out! Spot Shot Carpet stain & Odor in the blue bottle saved my table (and my husband from having a mild heart attack). Hope this helps!

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December 25, 20160 found this helpful

I found it helpful because I accidentally stained my furniture in my room. Now I have a huge hole in it now I have yo over it with my computer

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