I have a 4 year old who loves to draw. I read on here that hand sanitizer works to take permanent markers off walls. It sure did, along with a layer of paint, but it did the job. I also tried rubbing alcohol. It didn't do anything.
The next best thing I used for my walls was SOS pads. They leave a blue tinge on the wall after cleaning but they work. It may take a few times to rinse the wall but it worked oh-so-well for me.
I hope it does for other people having the same issue with a small artist.
By tanya from Victoria, BC
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My two kids got a hold of my permanent marker and scribbled all over their bedroom walls. For a month now, I've been trying everything I can think of to remove it and nothing seems to do the trick. I've tried Totally Awesome, power spray, nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol, Magic Eraser, hair spray, toothpaste, and many others! Please help me.
I just was turned onto the greatest cleaning product by my sister. It's called Totally Awesome and they sell it at the Dollar Tree. She only bought it herself because it was such a funny name but then was amazed at how well it worked on a wall that she was planning to repaint. When she was done it looked like new.
She bought me a bottle, and my husband had just spilled berry juice all over his tan jacket a few hours before, one dab and it was gone. I'm not going to test it on magic marker myself, but give it a try and let me know. The best thing is, it's only 99 cents!
Otherwise I would usually try Goof Off or one of those stain removers, you can get them at Home Depot. Otherwise a gallon of new paint might have to do.
Oh shoot, I just saw you already tried Totally Awesome, sorry! Guess it doesn't do everything. Sorry don't know how to delete my previous reply.
Sorry to say this, but the only way to get rid of the marker marks is to repaint the wall, starting with the use of a good quality primer like Kilz brand.
Ditto with what frugalsunnie says; then hide the household markers, crayons, etc and allow only under direct supervision. ;-)
I've used Simple Green on permanant marker before & it usually works for me. But if it's been months, it may be so absorbd that it won't all come out. I used the Simple Green full strength with a rag, using a toothbrush in the harder spots.
Sunlight dish soap and a scrubbing pad, lots of elbow grease.. it works but it's time consuming
Try wd40, then clean the wall after with warm water and soap. Spray wd40 on wall with a rag under to prevent dripping. It will take a few applications and cleaning depending on the size of the art.
Use a magic eraser to get it off
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By bridget from Scottsville, KY
Use a dry erase marker and trace the writing on the walls. It should come right off!
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