How to Remove Sharpie From a Wooden Cutting Board?

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Sharpie pen ink can really soak into wood. Isopropyl alcohol may help remove some of the ink, but it may be necessary to take more drastic measures. Here are some ideas about how to remove Sharpie from a wooden cutting board.


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February 4, 2008

I got red sharpie on a really nice wooden cutting board. I've tried everything but I still can't get it off.

Megan from Colorado


By Ashley (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful
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You can sand it off with sandpaper. Try a finer grit first and use a larger grit if necessary. Then reseason the board with mineral oil. Hope this helps.

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By ccpat (Guest Post)
February 16, 20080 found this helpful
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Anything with alcohol, (purell hand sanitizer etc.) will remove sharpie markers off most surfaces, I'm not sure about wood, 'cause the marker is probably soaked into the wood grain.

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February 4, 20080 found this helpful

If it's permanent ink the mark won't come off. Is the cutting board used for a decoration, and if it is only decorative, paint over the sharpie mark with your own artwork?


If you can utilize it for slicing vegetables, meats, etc. why would it matter if it had a mark on it.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 4, 20080 found this helpful

I use SOS pads and it has always taken the mark off my wooden furniture.

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