Permanent Marker on a Wood Floor?

HELP! My husband is going to kill me! My 2 year old just used red permanent. marker all over our wood stairs. I've tried everything on here; Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Toothpaste, and bug spray! I used Krud Kutter, it's taking the finish off of the stairs!


Rae from Augusta, KY

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By Anne (Guest Post)
June 18, 20080 found this helpful
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OK - I can't believe it, but the pink eraser worked! Try it before you break out any household cleaner or alcohol. Once the PINK permanent marker was removed from the table, I used lemon oil furniture cleaner. My table has never looked so good! My husband's life was spared - as he had let our daughter color on a single sheet of paper (on the table) with the permanent marker.

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By Stephanie (Guest Post)
December 13, 20070 found this helpful

Use Nicole's idea--just a regular pink eraser (you know, those rectangle ones) will usually do the trick. I've gotten permanent marker off a wooden table.


Try other erasers if the pink kind doesn't work. Good luck!

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December 14, 20070 found this helpful

I have used fingernail polish remover on permanent marker marks and it seemed to work for me.

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By nancy (Guest Post)
March 28, 20080 found this helpful

Use an eraser for sure. It just worked for me on red sharpie on our new maple floor...phew!

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By c j (Guest Post)
July 8, 20080 found this helpful

I just removed black sharpies marks from my new wood floor with an eraser. It came off with little effort. Thanks!

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By lola 1 (Guest Post)
November 23, 20080 found this helpful

I can't believe how well the pink eraser worked on my wooden table. Thanks a lot for such good advice!

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By sammy (Guest Post)
January 31, 20090 found this helpful

Definitely the pink eraser, that was awesome!

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October 21, 20180 found this helpful

I just had this happen. 2 year old got the big black permanent marker and scribbled all over my hardwood floor. After freaking out, I got apple cider vinegar, sprayed it, and rubbed it lightly with a yellow colored DRY Brillo pad.


Every bit of it came out. No trace. My gray hair turned back into brown. Markers are put away now somewhere on the planet Pluto. Hope it works for you.

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