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Removing Permanent Marker From Vinyl

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Permanent marker can be difficult, but not impossible to remove from many surfaces. This is a guide about removing permanent marker from vinyl.
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November 4, 2015

I was able to remove Sharpie permanent marker from faux leather using WD-40. It came off super easy and didn't damage the finish. Good luck.

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July 20, 2006

How can I clean permanent marker off vinyl siding on a mobile home?

Vee from Carencro, LA

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July 21, 20061 found this helpful
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You can try getting a little bottle of enamel thinner made by "Testors". I used to by it at a hobby store. It comes in little 1/4 ounce glass bottles. During the Xmas holiday I work at the mall personalizing ornaments and we use permanent marker on resin ornaments and the "only" thing that would remove the permanent maker is the enamel thinner..."not" alcohol.. and "not" nail polish remover. The thinner should work :)

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July 22, 20060 found this helpful
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Isopropyl alcohol should do it. Always works for me.

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April 19, 20081 found this helpful
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Hi, I tried several suggestions posted here to remove permanent marker from my vinyl siding (put on courtesy of neighborhood hoodlums). The Isopropyl alcohol did nothing at all. Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser helped but would take a long time and a lot of effort. Nail polish remover took it right off - easy - no work required. I recommend nail polish remover.

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November 7, 20102 found this helpful
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Stop stop STOP. Using alcohol and abrasives are the absolute WORST way to remove permanent marker from vinyl. This bad advice needs to be stamped out all over the internet.

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A far superior way: 1. Get a dry-erase marker and write over the permanent marker. 2: Get a damp cloth. 3: Wipe it away. 4: Repeat as needed.

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February 2, 20050 found this helpful

I have permanent marker on my tan, vinyl couch. I have tried everything under the sun to remove this artwork.I have tried Oops, goofoff, WD-40, magic eraser, 409, Soft Scrub, OxyClean, Lava Soap and rubbing alcohol.

Any more ideas? Help.

Thanks,
Julie

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 3, 20050 found this helpful

Rubbing alcohol or hairspray (it has alcohol in it).

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 3, 20050 found this helpful

Have you tried non-acetone nail polish remover?
I had sharpie marks on antique furniture and the polish remover brought it right off. Just be sure it is NON-ACETONE.

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Hope that helps.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 3, 20050 found this helpful

Have you tried WD-40 I use it to get marker off of many things but never tried it on vinyl seats but Iused it to get pen off a vinyl purse once.....I think it should work.....

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Anonymous
February 7, 20050 found this helpful

Try antibacterial hand gel.

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March 20, 20050 found this helpful

try a spray at walmart called oops located in the paint aisle

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May 31, 20050 found this helpful

How can you get sharpie marks off plastic or vinyl seats. I have tried several things and nothing seems to be removing them.

bls23 in KY

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July 20, 20050 found this helpful

I have tried nail polish remover, alcohol and hairspray. Any other suggestions?

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July 20, 20050 found this helpful

try nail polish remover or hairspray.

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August 21, 20050 found this helpful

Acetone....comes is a metal can like paint thinner. This is very strong so test a spot first. I just finished cleaning my husband's boat seats....attack of daughter with a ball point pen. No elbow grease needed. Wash promptly with water and then we conditioned with some "armor all" like you would a car. Acetone can dry things out. (Your hands too.)

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December 12, 20050 found this helpful

Hi
I went to sleep last nght with permanent marker on my arm and it seems to have rubbed off onto a linal cat doll of mine.
How do i get it off?

I have used, clothe stain remover, toothpaste, hair spray, baking soda, & nailpolish remover. none of which have got it off.

Please help

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 17, 20060 found this helpful

I'd like to know. Have marker on vinyl sneakers. Bleach didn't work. May try oven cleaner. Knew someone who cleaned tennis shoe soles with same and worked perfectly.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 12, 20060 found this helpful

My daughter scribbled permanent marker all over my leather car seats. Nothing is working. Can anyine help?

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 17, 20060 found this helpful

Hi..I read in a women's magazine that BUTTER will get ink and marker off of vinyl and plastic..it says to apply it generously and let it sit for about 45 minutes. The fats in the butter displaces the ink and absorbs it. I tried this trick on my daughters Barbie doll face...after trying everything else to no avail and ...it worked like a charm.
Good Luck

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 23, 20070 found this helpful

Comet on a scrub sponge

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 21, 20080 found this helpful

You could also try the magic eraser.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 19, 20080 found this helpful

I just used the most awesome stuff to take permanent marker off a vinyl folding chair! It's called Goof Off - the Ultimate Remover and is available at Home Depot, Lowe's and most paint stores for about 5.00 a can. It took the marker off without any scrubbing or damage to the chair - good as new!

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