Murphy's Oil Soap and Sunscreen For Dry Erase Marker Stain

I am an older man and disabled so I do the home work while my lovely wife teaches school. She came home with a major dry erase mark on her new pink blouse from Costco. I went to this site ThriftyFun. Of course alcohol, dry erase board cleaner, and OxiClean didn't even touch it. And being a colored shirt, I didn't dare use bleach type products. What worked very well was Murphy's Oil Soap and Banana Boat 50 sunscreen. So thanks for all your tips.


By j_lyday from SLC, UT

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October 8, 20122 found this helpful
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Did you mix equal parts of Murphy Oil Soap & the sunscreen & then rub it on the stain? Pretty clever idea--I voted for you because you are so ingenious!

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November 27, 20161 found this helpful

Was the answer to your question yes?

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March 21, 20161 found this helpful
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Thank you very much for your recommendation cause it works!!! I dabbed on Banana Boat baby SPF 50 sunscreen lotion several times onto the front and back of a dry erase marker stain on a shirt. I scratched the stain with my finger nail to try to remove it. It only removed part of it. I didn't rinse the lotion off.


Then I poured a little bit of Murphy's Oil Soap onto the front of the stain and again scratched the spot with my finger nail and repeated on the back side of it. I was so happy cause it honestly removed the entire stain! It didn't remove any of the original dye on the shirt either. Thanks again!

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July 1, 20130 found this helpful

Don't try this on dyed cotton. The soap got the dry erase out but also bleached out some of the clothing's color.

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July 26, 20161 found this helpful

I just used a generic 50 spray sun screen and it worked on a dark dry erase marker. I tried hair spray and that usually gets out ink stains but not the dry erase marker. I would never have thought to use sun screen.


Thanks for the tip. This was one of my daughter-in-law's favorite dresses for her 3 year old and I didn't want to be the one to ruin the dress.

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November 3, 20161 found this helpful

I am a teacher and was accidentally written on with a dry erase marker by one of my students. I had black dry erase marker on a favorite bright pink tshirt. I tried alcohol, the dry erase board cleaning spray, Murphy's Oil Soap, sunscreen and hand sanitizer. The stain had barely changed. I remembered I had some fels naptha bar soap that I've used for other stubborn stains so I scrubbed some on my tshirt and the stain started fading immediately. I've had my bar for a while, but I think you can find it at Wal-Mart or order it online. Good luck!

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December 14, 20160 found this helpful

Where do you get Murphy's Oil soap?

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June 25, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I was so upset when I thought my son's favorite shirt was ruined! Very pleasantly surprised how well this worked!!

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you so much! My nephew got dry eraser marker on him when I was teaching him to write his ABCs on his favorite dinosaur t-shirt! I thought of some type of lotion, but not sunscreen so thank you so much!

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February 18, 20190 found this helpful

Would it work on uniform pants? My son seems to always get the stains on his pants.

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