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Removing Permanent Marker on a Whiteboard

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Accidents happen, such as when you grab a permanent marker instead or a dry erase one to write on your whiteboard. This is a page about removing permanent marker on a whiteboard.


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I love writing on a whiteboard, especially if my boss always had an errand for me, or for his schedule of meetings, but one thing that I forget is the difference between the permanent pen and the whiteboard pen, because I always end up picking the permanent pen.

So to erase the permanent pen on the whiteboard, you can only use one step. All you have to do once you have already used the permanent pen, just overlap it with the whiteboard pen, so that the permanent pen will erase. That's so simple!

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August 24, 2011

Should someone get permanent marker on your dry eraser board, there is a very simple way to fix that problem. Trace over the words or marks with a dry eraser marker, and then wipe clean. I learned this from a teacher. This tip came in handy when my 4 year old accidentally used a red permanent marker for a dry board marker.


By Mandee from Spokane, WA

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How can I remove black Sharpie ink off my white board. I used the pen by mistake.


July 22, 20180 found this helpful

We kept alcohol wipes at work for this common office mix up. They worked if we caught it fast. It may take a few treatments if you don't catch it right away. Don't use paper towels as they seem to scratch the surface and make it worse.

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July 22, 20180 found this helpful

Go over the Sharpie with a dry erase marker.

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July 29, 20180 found this helpful

Finally found that nail polish remover did the trick.

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

I did try this. It didn't work.
Thank you anyways.

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July 31, 20180 found this helpful

alcohol can work, though if the Dry Eraser didn't work then probabl alcohol wouldn't either since that's all Dry Eraser makers are, in the end


i would try paint thinner, acetone, or solvent

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July 31, 20180 found this helpful

yes... that is correct.. acetone

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