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Ink Stains Off Paneling

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Help! I am trying to clean a pen mark and permanent ink mark off of paneling in a manufactured home. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Anonymous
December 11, 20010 found this helpful

First try rubbing with a cloth dampened in warm water and detergent.

Scouring powder will help remove many stains, but can also permanently scratch the paneling. If you decide to use it, use only a mild type like Bon Ami or better yet first try baking soda, and be very careful about rubbing too much.

Concentrated liquid commercial household cleaners, rubbed onto a stubborn spot, may remove it as well as scouring powders without the danger of scratching. Rinse off well.

After removing a stain, rinse the area thoroughly, dry completely, and, if the finish has been removed in that area, recoat with appropriate finish or wax.

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December 12, 20010 found this helpful

Try soaking the ink with hairspray. It does wonders on ink!

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Anonymous
January 6, 20020 found this helpful

There is a long tradition of removing ink from various items, such as clothing, with hairspray. You can do it more cheaply. The ingredient in hairspray that dissolves ink is the rubbing alcohol.

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On wood, you might find that a colorless beverage-type alcohol works with less damage to the wood. Cheap vodka would probably work without staining. Good vodka would be pretty expensive for stain removal, but the cheap stuff has a few uses; it can lift out other alcohol-based stains, like red wine stain and perfume stains, and sometimes works to remove perspiration stains. Just do yourself a favor and don't taste cheap vodka.

Rose B, mother of three, in NC

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By pat (Guest Post)
March 7, 20080 found this helpful

The mr clean magic eraser will clean off the permanent marker. It is magic.

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