Removing Sharpie Marker from Cement?

Okay, this may sound lame but does anybody know how to get sharpie off cement? We had a few vandilizers and need help!


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By SandyColby (Guest Post)
August 3, 20050 found this helpful

You could try the knock off brand for Oxyclean from your local Dollar Tree or Family Dollar, in their cleaning products aisle. They call these, Awesome Oxegen Cleaner, and Awesome Orange cleaner. BOTH of these worked on sharpie markers around my house when my toddler got a hold of them. try it and see what happens!

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By Terri (Guest Post)
August 4, 20050 found this helpful

Not sure if it will work but when my son was little he went thru the whole downstairs(hubby was watching him, or not in this case), but he colored EVERYTHING with black permenent marker the only thing I found to remove it was finger nail polish remover. Not sure if that will work on concrete, but worth a try.

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December 24, 20180 found this helpful

Tried using this on the concrete floor, but it didnt work at all. Thanks though

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By drava (Guest Post)
August 4, 20050 found this helpful

Try some old-school hairspray like Aqua-net, make sure to wear a mask. Since it's concrete, the hairspray won't damage it.

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By (Guest Post)
August 8, 20050 found this helpful

squirt some spray and wash and some liquid dishwasher detergent on the writing. let it sit for about 4 hours and just hose it off. this did it for me.

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By Freedom (Guest Post)
August 10, 20050 found this helpful

My daughter took a papermate marker to the windows, brick walls, painted banisters and cement on the front porch. Alcohol removed it from all of the surfaces but the cement on the porch. Awesome is a great product!! It removes everything from blood in clothing sheets etc.


to spaghetti sauce in white carpet. It only costs $1 at the dollar store unfortunatly I am out at the moment. But do recommend it highly. It can be used for EVERYTHING I havent come across one thing it couldnt tackle!!!

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By Donna (Guest Post)
August 16, 20050 found this helpful

You might try brake cleaner. You can find in any auto parts store. My husband uses this to clean any soak in oil and grease on the driveway. Makes everything disappear. Maybe it will work for marker.

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By Beth (Guest Post)
May 12, 20060 found this helpful

The nail polish remover totally worked for me. My 2 yr old grabbed a blue sharpie and decided to decorate our beige berber carpet. Thanks to the polish remover, a toothbrush and a lot of elbow grease, you would not know it had ever happenned

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By Stephanie (Guest Post)
August 22, 20060 found this helpful

My son wrote on concrete with a black sharpie marker. He is using OOPS! waterbased remover and cleaner that I purchased at our local hardware store.


He is using a wire brush and A LOT of elbow grease. It's working.

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By jody (Guest Post)
March 13, 20070 found this helpful

My selfish little 12 yr old took a sharpie to our cement porch. what worker for me was alcohol is the best thing you can use! also it might help if you put a little bit of nail polish remover. then leave it on for about 15 min. hose it off and good as new!!

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By kyrstenspencer (Guest Post)
November 26, 20070 found this helpful

This is close. my daughter wrote on her locker door at school and we can't figure out a way to get it off. Does anyone know?

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By terry (Guest Post)
January 21, 20080 found this helpful

My friend took a marker to one of my dvds, is there a way to remove p.marker from a disc?

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

Any type of perfume or bodyspray will get that right off also try hair spray! simply spray it on... wait a few seconds... wipe it right off works every time!!!

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By Abbey (Guest Post)
June 6, 20080 found this helpful

I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on a window, steel door and cement floor from where my 2 year old drew with a red sharpie.


It worked great and quickly; however, I can't get it off the walls- it's taking the paint off the walls too.

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By Pete (Guest Post)
June 28, 20080 found this helpful

Use nail polish remover. These solutions are primarily a chemical solvent known as acetone, which can dissolve sharpie marker ink very easily. If you have huge stains you can buy acetone from any local hardware store in the paint thinner department.

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By barbie (Guest Post)
August 24, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you for all your wise words, but honestly after trying many things, BLEACH and SUNLIGHT worked best. I dowsed on some bleach and let the sun dry it up. Concrete is good as new.

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By tiffaney (Guest Post)
January 15, 20090 found this helpful

My 5 year old daughter decided to draw hopscotch numbers on our front walkway with a green sharpie. We tried a lot of these solutions, but the only thing that worked was lacquer thinner. We just poured it on the numbers, let it run for a second and wiped it up with an old rag.


On a side note, if you use old t shirts, make sure they don't have any silk screened logos on them, it will come right off on the cement, making a bigger mess.

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June 20, 20121 found this helpful

First, I loosen up the stain with soapy water and brush. Then, I pour fingernail polish remover over the stain and it works perfectly to remove the stain.

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June 26, 20180 found this helpful

I tried soap, acetone and toothpaste in the concrete floor after my three year old made some drawings in it.
After a few hours of scrubing, letting it sit and scrubbing again it wouldnt come off. Then when I was about to give up, I sprayed bleach and it came off. Crazy.

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