How to remove permanent marker from everything!

January 7, 2013


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How to remove permanent marker from everything!
The answers are finally here!! How to remove ‘permanent’ marker!!
Clothes –hand sanitizer
Walls     –toothpaste or hairspray*
Carpet  –white vinegar
Wood   –rubbing alcohol
*don’t scrub too hard with hairspray, you don’t want to remove the paint!
Make sure to read the comment section because readers have left even more great ideas I cannot wait to test out!

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MKC January 7, 2013 at 12:16 am

Dry erase boards = use dry erase marker, go over SMALL sections, wipe off with paper towel

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stp January 23, 2013 at 4:28 am

Off spray also works for permanent marker on dry erase and laminated materials

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Sarii Raii Raii February 11, 2013 at 5:59 am

Or you can use Nail Polish Remover. I use NPR for almost everything. You can even get old, dry ease maker off using Nail Polish Remover. It’s pretty amazing stuff!

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Natalie February 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm

It’s because of the Acetone, which eats through pretty much everything!

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Sarah June 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

Actually, I use acetone free, and it will remove it as well. But I reserve that for surfaces like glass or skin. ;-)

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Tammio May 7, 2013 at 3:04 am

I use to use a dry erase markers over the permanent marker on my dry erase board but now I use alcohol. It makes the board look brand new and it’s less of an effort to clean.

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Jessica January 7, 2013 at 12:50 am

How about leather?

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Marion Hooper January 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Use hair spray, spray small section and wipe of with clean cotton or paper towel

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crystal May 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

pure grain alcohol – tape off line by line and dab lightly.

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Marita Schneider January 7, 2013 at 1:17 am

How about plastic? My daughters like to ‘make up’ on their dolls?

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Tammy Barnes January 7, 2013 at 2:35 am

see below

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Tiffanny January 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm

To get marker off doll (It worked with American Girl doll!) use 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne medication (I used Clearasil). Place on marker and cover with plastic wrap and put in direct sunlight for 4 hours. wipe of cream and repeat as many day as needed.. Our AG doll had a good amount of purple marker on her chin and it took 4 treatments.

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Crystal January 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

You can also use Lysol on plastic to remove permanent marker. Sometimes it will wipe right off, other times it takes a little scrubbing.

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Theresa February 3, 2013 at 3:29 am

I’ve used Lysol spray to remove permanent marker on our metal and laminate tables at work. Sometimes it comes right off; sometimes I have to let it sit for a minute.

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Rachel January 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I always label our plastic food containers with marker and use rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to get if off.

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Leah February 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

off bug spray works to!!!

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Brenda August 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Off bug spray will also remove the varnish off a wood table if you let it sit long enough. Not good.

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Tammy Barnes January 7, 2013 at 2:34 am

You can remove permanent marker from most non-porous surfaces by drawing over the marks with a dry erase marker then wiping off. It may take more than one try, but keep repeating, and it will get it.

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patty January 17, 2013 at 6:05 pm

this is what the police told us to do after a drunken neighbor wrote all over my new Hummer with a Sharpie.

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jessica cam January 7, 2013 at 5:55 am

My 2 yr old drew on my back seat with marker the seat is tan and its a brandnew car dnt wanna make anything worse

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Shelly January 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I learned this when I had to turn in my leased car. Buy Armourall wipes the purple ones and work on the spot it took out markers and pen marks from my daughter getting in the car with them in her back pocket from school. I just worked on it for a couple of days. I would clean the area and then let it dry and then do it again the next day until the marks were all gone. Hope this helps.

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Kristin February 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Shelly, does this work on fabric upholstery, or do you mean leather? My youngest “wrote” his brother’s name on the arm rest in the back of our van. That was a year ago… I’m just hoping that I can still get it out before we trade it in!!!

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karla June 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

By spotshot…Walmart and most stores carry now. My daughter when she was little took red ink and covered my back seat. Took everything out. All the auto shops wanted to know what I used…I wouldn’t tell them lol. All they said I could do was buy a new bench seat.

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Randi Henderson January 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

How about porous surfaces such as pine?

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Tigi August 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

We have a pine coffee table that gets marked by the kids all the time, a solution of bleach mixed with a little flash and water seems to work well

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Barbara Jones January 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm

or you could just use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! Works for me! :)

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Nancy February 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Magic erasers for the win! It can take it off walls, dolls, doors, plastic, just about anything! I tried the vinegar for the carpet and it definitely made it less noticeable. Not satisfied with that. Then I remembered a great trick for getting stains out of carpet:

Mix in a clean spray bottle 1/2 c. household ammonia (lemon scented works great on vomit stains) and 1/2 c. hot water. Spray on the stain. Cover with a white towel and rub a hot iron (cotton or linen settings) on top. Keep the iron moving. You can see the stain start transferring to your towel.

I have used this on kool-aid vomit and fingernail polish that spilled in the closet carpet. All traces of the vomit were gone! The fingernail polish was almost gone but I had to stop because it looked like it was taking some of the carpet color away.

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Sue February 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Don’t use if you have cat. Smells like foreign cat to them. May start leaving scent all over the house. Then you will have a real mess! I know from experience!

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Cara March 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Nancy, thank you….and Sue! I did not know would prompt that response in a cat! Explains why I have a problem after using vinegar to “de-smell” the carpet….Wish I had read this about 6 months ago!

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Bailey April 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Getting stains out of the carpet became super easy at our house with hydrogen peroxide, dawn dish soap and an old toothbrush. Mixed the peroxide with a few drops of dish soap and scrub over the stain. Then use a cloth to blot the spot, let dry and voila stain no more.

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Missy May 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I’ve tried the Magic Eraser with Sharpie on laminate tiled floors and it was a horrible fail. S.O.S pad hasn’t worked, Lysol hasn’t worked.. those have all worked for the walls and furniture tho! .. my daughter the artist : )

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Franie June 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

Norwex has a cleaning paste which is made from all natural products and it take permanent marker off of almost every surface. I do a demo taking it off a Ceramic tile, but have used on plastic, wood, leather, and other surfaces.

Ann January 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

To remove permanent marker from leather-use clear continuous spray sunscreen.

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Doc Hansen May 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

About leather, after you try the above make sure you condision your lether with either Dr Jackson or vasaline, do not use this on suide (spelling??) leather.

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Ann January 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Forgot to mention to use Coppertone!

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Cheri January 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

What about a counter top?

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Jen January 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

How about a car? Mine was recently vandalized :(

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Joanie January 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

if it was on the exterior, try alcohol 95%

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Jessica January 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

What if it was the interior? My child drew on the back of the seat :)

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jeanine January 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I have used hand sanitizer to get ink off of my car’s interior but only works well if you catch it right away. Aerosol hairspray may work as well.

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Jackie January 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

My grandson used a sharpie on my tan carpet, big screen tv and a porce flower pot, not to mention himself. I used a product from Sam’s Club called Heavy Duty Degreaser. It worked great. I deluted it for the tv screen, but it took the black marker out of my tan carpet with just a little scrubbing and off the flower pot. Bless his little heart, he had no idea what he had done!

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SewHotMama June 20, 2013 at 1:55 am

I LOVE Sam’s Club’s Heavy Duty Degreaser! It takes all of the nasties off of the stove, oven, air filter above the stove, etc. But the best use for it was in the bathtub- I filled the tub with hot water then put about 2 cups of the degreaser in it; I then took down all of the cheap plastic blinds throughout my rental house (one at a time) and put them into the water to soak for about 5 minutes, swished them around and pulled them out. They were sparkling clean and I didn’t have to scrub a thing! I only had 5 to do so I didn’t need to change out the water before I was done. I hung them in the window to dry. That was the easiest time I had ever had cleaning blinds! I’ve used it to remove pencil, crayon, and ink pen. Glad to know that it will work on markers too!

Bianca July 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

We decorated a friend’s car with Sharpie; unbeknownst to us it wouldn’t come off with soap and water! We ended up using whiteboard spray–the kind used to get rid of tough marker streaks.

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Vanessa January 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

How would you get dry erase marker off of Uggs?

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Jordan January 10, 2013 at 3:44 am

How do you even get dry erase marker on Uggs to begin with??

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Rachel January 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Wow that was not a helpful response from Jordan. Honestly, the main ingredient in all of these products that remove marker is alcohol. I would be afraid to put alcohol on Uggs, personally. So, is the stain minor enough that you can live with it? If the boots are so damaged from the marker that you won’t wear them as is, then it is worth trying something at any cost. A small area could even be covered with a patch, rhinestones, etc. You may just need to make peace with the stain or get a creative way to cover it.

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Amanda February 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I totally agree with Rachel!! Not a real friendly response from Jordan! :( Vanessa I just found a pin on pinterest for Ugg care…. try to do a search and it has alot of very helpful tips! :)

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emmie June 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

You are not alone! Brand new knew high it’s (tan) now have red permanent ink (Sharpie marker) splattered all over … If you come across a successful remedy please share! Devastated !

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Christy January 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

My son took a ballpoint pen to my daughters brand new cabbage patch dolls face what can I use to get it off? Already tried magic eraser, fingernail polish remover neither worked!

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Joanie January 8, 2013 at 6:24 am

try alcohol 95% or higher. i’ve never tried it for ballpoint pens, but it does work on permanent markers. so give it a shot, might work (:

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maribethpen maribeth January 9, 2013 at 3:03 am

Apply a thick coat of pimple cream and set in the sun. It removed ballpoint pen from my daughter’s American girl doll.

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Tiffanny January 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

To get marker off doll (It worked with American Girl doll!) use 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne medication (I used Clearasil). Place on marker and cover with plastic wrap and put in direct sunlight for 4 hours. wipe of cream and repeat as many day as needed.. Our AG doll had a good amount of purple marker on her chin and it took 4 treatments. :)

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Nancy January 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm

What about ball point pen on AG doll face?

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Djwmej February 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Skin colored clearsil

Teri February 15, 2013 at 1:09 am

Hairspray takes ball point ink off of just about anything.

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Phyl January 8, 2013 at 2:14 am

I don’t know about porous surfaces, but 91% alcohol will get permanent marker off of ANY non-porous surface — but it MUST be 91% alcohol.

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Joanie January 8, 2013 at 6:18 am

for smooth surfaces like plastic, wood, glass, leather (from experience), tiles; try Ethanol! trust me, it will get it out. i work as a research student at a bio lab, and since we need to rotulate EVERYTHING with permanent markers, every time we need to fix a title or just reuse whatever bottle, we erase it with good old alcohol 95% that everyone should keep in their fist-aid kits. the more concentrated, the better :) good luck!

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Crystal January 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I have black sharpie marks on old orange fireplace bricks… I plan to stain the bricks but want to get the marks off first. Ideas?

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Haylee June 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Did you ever find anything to take the marker off of the brick? My son drew all over the light brick fireplace with marker, and we are moving out because we are renters!!

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Marie Blocher August 2, 2013 at 2:28 am

I used Magic Eraser to get smoke stain off of brick fireplace. Takes off a minute part of the brick surface too, but that was OK.

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suzanne January 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

What about off the diaper genie? We were moving last week and my toddler got a hold of a sharpie and attacked her diaper genie and her wood toy chest. Any advice?

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Stormy July 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Did you ever find a way to the sharpie off the bricks? I have this problem too!!

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Janice Bly January 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I have used Mr Clean Magic Eraser on permanent marker and it has removed it rather quickly. It even removed it from the front of one of my favorite shirts!!

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Sandy January 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I know it’s not the same – but how do you get dry erase marker off of Little Tikes toys (like a kitchen, desk, vanity, etc.). Magic Eraser does NOT work and I have tried many, many things. My daughter did this a few years ago and I would like to sell these toys now that she has grown out of them. But, with the writing on them, it decreases their value SIGNIFICANTLY. They were older Little Tikes toys – from the 90s, I think? But, in really, really good shape. So, I’m not talking about permanent marker – but dry-erase.

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Erica January 24, 2013 at 4:46 am

Try Febreeze – it will clean a wipe off board completely of the markers, might help getting dry erase markers off of something else!

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Charilyn June 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm

If you can’t remove it I would buy a dark colored spray paint that’s for plastics and just paint the toys.

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Carolyn August 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Someone wrote all over our Little Tikes rocking chair from the 90′s with dry erase markers. I was upset because I wanted to either give it to someone or sell it. I scrubbed and scrubbed with Soft Scrub with Bleach. It took several times and people, but it’s almost gone. I am going to try some of these suggestions to see if I can get the rest off.

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Dawn Baker January 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

How do you get it off Microfiber furniture, and the Dog?

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Laura July 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm

We cleaned our micro fiber chair with alcohol and a clean sponge. Keep using a clean spot of the sponge so that you are not smearing the marker instead of removing it. Using alcohol lets it evaporate with out leaving water rings as it drys.

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Cathy January 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I use baby wipes (huggies) for all that stuff. I find baby wipes takes almost everything off. My sister called me one morning freaking out that her daughter drew on her tv, walls and some toys with a marker. I simply told her to use a baby wipe and sure enough worked like a charm and its not to harsh to use on most everything. I hope this helps Good Luck

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Courtney January 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm

To get permanent marker off of anything smooth (not fabrics), but something like plastic or glass, I use cheap perfume. I don’t know why it works, but I know it does. Just spray it on, and wipe off with a paper towel!

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Loni February 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Maybe it was the alcohol content in the perfume.

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Christy October 30, 2013 at 2:18 am

Thank you so much for the tip! It worked! :)

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Maddie Washington January 10, 2013 at 5:51 am

Personally I have used colgate whitening toothpaste and the scratchy side of a sponge as well as (on a different occasion) kids mint toothpaste and the scratchy side of a sponge to remove sharpie from a finished wood table.

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Jacqui January 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

If I knew who you were, I would kiss you!! My son decided to draw a giant road last summer on his bedroom floor when he was supposed to be napping and we tried E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. to get that sharpie off– your suggestion actually worked!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Melanie January 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Thank You, Thank you I thought my dining room table was ruined. Worked like a charm and did NOT ruin the finish!!!

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Courtney Michelle January 10, 2013 at 11:41 am

Have your little ones gotten permanent marker on your valuable pctures, Old or new?? Try taking a dry erase marker and trace over the permanent marker ad wait a few minutes, then take a soft cloth and wipe away! May need to repeat a few times until it’s gone! :)

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Samantha January 12, 2013 at 1:08 am

Hey, some of my old friends wrote on the back of my guitar with sharpie. how do i get it off? nail polish remover didnt work

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Dee M. January 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

What about lenolium? My son decided to draw on it the day after we moved in…I’ve tried baby wipes, Soap and water, Baby wash haha nothings working. Help?

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Kathy January 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

The custodians in our building use those tough brown paper towels and the heel of their foot to rub marker and scuff marks off the floors. This is done dry. I have done this hundreds of times and it works great!

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Jennifer March 3, 2013 at 12:26 am

Our school uses tennis balls to get scuffs off the floors at school. Since there are so many at the end of the day, they put the tennis ball on the end of a broom handle and scrub without bending over! :)

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Dianne August 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

W D — 4 0 ! ! !

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Angela I January 12, 2013 at 4:13 am

how about a cloth toy bin…My son wrote his name in pen. thanks

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Carina January 12, 2013 at 6:55 am

Use sunblock..it wil take perm marker off anything

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Melody January 13, 2013 at 1:29 am

Well, I don’t have a permanent marker problem, but cartridge ink from a photo copier is all over our carpet – any ideas???

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Jacque April 22, 2013 at 5:09 am

I have cartridge ink on my wood floor (real wood ~ not polyurethane). Any ideas on how to get it out?

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Yvette January 13, 2013 at 7:11 am

Will sunblock remove hot pink highlighter from a raincoat/trenchcoat? I have marks on the sleeve and I have tried everything….except sunblock. The outside of the coat is 100% PU (whatever that is) and the care instructions say to machine or hand wash in cold water, hang dry and NOT to use hot water, dry in a dryer, dry clean or iron. Any and all suggested remedies to remove pink highlighter from a beige/khaki colored coat are appreciated!

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Lydia January 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

My husband just got pink highlighter on his kakhi pants and I scrubbed them with Fels-Naptha soap (a bar soap that is incredibly cheap and probably can be found at your local grocery store, maybe with the cleaning or laundry supplies–or on Amazon). It came out pretty easily. Maybe that would work on your coat? I’d try it with cold water but if that didn’t work I’d try it with hot. What do you have to lose?

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Valerie January 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Writing over the permanent marker with permanent marker has worked for me the majority of the time. Write over it and have a tissue or paper toweling available and wipe it off. You may need to do a couple of times, but I’ve found it works pretty well.

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Morgan January 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

What about he inside of a dryer? We had a sharpie sneak into the dryer when a pair of jeans were thrown in for a quick refresh before washing (they had only been worn a couple of minutes but had wrinkled). My dryer is brand new and I’m just sick. I’ve tried hairspray, magic eraser, goo gone, dry erase marker, and rubbing alcohol. Anyone else have this problem? I literally have giant circles inside of the dryer :(

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Heidi January 14, 2013 at 12:10 am

Same thing happened to me. Heat up some vinegar in microwave, then put into spray bottle and spray onto spots. Allow it to sit for three to five minutes and wipe off. Bigger spots may may take more time soaking.

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Jonnie May 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

If you still have the dryer mess use nail polish remover. Just put it on a paper towel and wipe the dryer. It works fairly quickly.

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Amasha July 27, 2013 at 5:52 am

Carborator cleaner will take it out of the dryer.

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Iki January 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Last summer I sat on newspaper in my neon pink polyester pants and the ink transferred on them. I tried Tied pen,toothpaste. There’s still a couple of visible spots left.

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Mia July 2, 2013 at 5:07 am

If you still have your pants and the stains are still on them, try smearing plenty of Dawn dish detergent on them with your fingers and leave for an hour or two. Then give it a good rinse in the washer and follow with a regular wash.
I got Coka Cola all over a dress and jacket once. I washed it as normal, but it din’t come out. I forgot about them and found them again a year (!) later and tried this on a whim. Not a trace of the coke stains!

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Beth January 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm

On non-porous surfaces like plastic, I use an eraser from a pencil. Works every time. Also, for marks on lenoleum, you take a tennis ball and put on the end of a broom handle and just a little elbo grease and the black marks come off. We used this for taking soccer pictures in a gym where the rubber cleats would leave marks on the gym floor.

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Sally January 14, 2013 at 1:09 am

I used Magic Eraser on the wall for permanent marker and it took the paint off the wall! lol

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Steph January 14, 2013 at 3:46 am

How about marble? My son wrote on a marble counter with a Sharpie when we were packing to move.

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Emma January 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

My daughter decided to write the name of the notes on my Clavinova piano keys in sharpie marker. Not too impressed I tried all sorts of things from Jiff/Ciff, toothpaste, magic sponge etc… but found the only thing that worked was ‘sticky stuff remover’ – it contains orange oil and you only need a very small amount.. it may retail under different names in different countries but the content is generally the same. The keys are a hard smooth plastic, non porous.

It would be very hard to remove anything from a porous surface/fabric…. as I know from my daughter’s art lessons which have deposited themselves all over her school shirts!!!

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Kate Jamison January 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Someone used a Sharpie Permanent Marker and drew mustaches inn faces in a page in a Photo Album book that was ordered from Wal-Mart. Is there anyways to get it off??

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Alison January 15, 2013 at 5:02 am

How about getting Sharpie off a microsuade couch and recliner? My 2 year old to a sharpie to them!!

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Jana June 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

did anyone ever answer? My couch cushions now have smiley faces on them… not exactly my decor choice.

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Jonathan January 15, 2013 at 7:19 am

Any ideas on patent leather?

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Kathy January 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm

How about getting watercolor marker off of a porous wall surface? it was a brand new house and my grandson colored and wrote all over it! we have tried lots of things, but it either doesn’t help or takes off the wall finish!

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LANA DEE January 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm

SO I HAVE A PAIR OF JORDANS CONCORDS 11 THAT CAME OUT DECEMBER 2011. THESE SHOES ARE KINDA LIMITED EDITION ANY WHO I GOT A CALL WHILE IN CLASS SAYING SOMEONE HAD DREW ALL OVER MY BRAND NEW SHOES THAT I HAVE WORN ONLY ABOUT TWICE SINCE I GOT THEM AS A GIFT FROM A REALLY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINES AND JUST CRIED. MY NIECE DREW ON THEM. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE IS ANY WAY POSSIBLE THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO REMOVE THE MARKINGS OFF THE SHOE. THE COLOR IS MAINLY WHITE AND SOME BLACK. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO CLEAN THE SHOE WITHOUT RUINING IT SINCE SHE WAS ONLY ABLE TO GET TO ONE OF THE SHOES HOPEFULLY ILL BE ABLE TO WEAR THEM TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN. THE SHOE MATERIAL CONSIST OF PATENT LEATHER AND MESH (UPPER), SOLID RUBBER (MIDSOLE), AND TRANSPARENT RUBBER (OUTSOLE). I WISH I COULD POST A PICTURE OF THE SHOE HERE TO SHOW WHICH PARTS OF THE SHOE WAS DRAWN ON. I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE MATERIALS BEFORE AND TRYING TO RID OF THE MARKINGS, SO I HOPE SOMEONE WILL BE ABLE TO HELP ME OUT ON THIS PROBLEM. THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR ANY ADVICE/ TIPS.

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patty January 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I used a diaper wipe to clean marker off my white sneakers, was told by Nike, it was the best way to clean them also. Good luck

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Amy January 17, 2013 at 4:53 am

Hi guys! We’re selling our house & my sweet child (ha.) drew all over our brick fireplace with a Sharpie. Any ideas?? Someone looked at it this weekend & commented on it, I was kinda hoping they wouldn’t notice =) I guess they did! Oops!

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Haylee June 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Were you able to get this out? We are renters and my son did this as well. Moving out and need to get the marker off!

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kb January 17, 2013 at 6:06 am

No one has talked about acetone yet. That kinda surprises me. Anyone that needs permanent marker off of counter tops or something, I would suggest going to the nearest beauty supply place and getting pure acetone or whatever nail polish remover has the highest amount of acetone in it.

Guy with Jordan’s: I cried a little bit for you. I’m a big Jordan’s guy. If I were you, I’d take acetone and a clean cloth, dab it gently on the ,marked areas a little at a time. You’ll know right away if it works. Good luck!

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LANA DEE January 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm

thank you for your advice. i tried it the acetone yesterday.. i had to be very patient with it though im only doing very small areas at a time just bc its so time consuming but for the most part it has kiiiiiiiiiiiiiinddddddaaaaa…. helped but for right now i wont say for sure bc im still working on it. i really wish i would be able to post a picture of the shoes…
oh yea its girl with Jordan’s..

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Sarah January 22, 2013 at 3:44 am

Don’t ever use acetone on wood furniture though, bc it will take the finish off

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bri davis January 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I just removed A LOT of lines of perm. marker from carpet last night. My husband took a couple and i took a couple. We tried different things. Hairspray worked by far the best. I only had bumble and bumble so I had to use my expensive hair spray. Second was rubbing alcohol and all others really didn’t work.

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Leslie January 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Ok….how do I get a a large dye mark thar bleed from a burgundy rug off a light colored linoleum floor. I have tried vinegar, bleach, nail polish remover, magic eraser, and a coupke other solvents. Any ideas??

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Trixie January 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Have you tried pure acetone? It’s not nail polish remover, but can be purchased at the beauty supply store (maybe even Walmart) but it needs to be 100% pure acetone. It works great on getting ink off of just about anything.

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Arwen March 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Hi, I just used pure acetone – thank you, Pinterest! – to get the remains of some Sharpie lettering on my fridge door. Most of it had come off with something I can’t remember, but that was over a year ago. Then I saw the thing about pure acetone and I thought I’d give it a go – it was gone in seconds. Literally one wipe and it was gone. Give it a go! Linoleum doesn’t dissolve that easily, and it can take a few knocks…

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Jody Ruszczynski January 18, 2013 at 11:58 pm

How do I get permanent marker off of laminate floors?

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D April 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Laminate floors usually have aluminum oxide coating. Nail polish remover should work. If you know the manufacturer, they could also advise.

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Feleisha January 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

My 3 yr old drew Down the side of my car with a sharpie so now I have a art mural on the side of my car how do I get it to come off with out it taking the clear coat off my car???!!! Please and thank you

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Angela January 22, 2013 at 3:48 am

on microfiber furniture i use diaper wipes. they will take off permanent marker, ink and most anything little ones get on them

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Patty January 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Does anyone know how to get silly putty off my microfiber comforter?

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BeaHoney February 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I used vinegar to get silly putty out of carpet. It dissolved the putty and I blotted it up with paper towels.

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Chloe January 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I use sunscreen to permanent marker off everything. Works on skin, whiteboards, and walls so far.

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Chloe January 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I use sunscreen to get permanent marker off everything. Works on skin, whiteboards, and walls so far.

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Deanna January 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm

What about sharpie on a pair of jeans? My daughter came home from school with sharpie all over her jeans!

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Chelsea January 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I have also had first hand experience with Permanent Markers…. I have always used Finger Nail Polish remover. I believe the remover with acetone in it. i wouldnt use it on porous surfaces though. like painted metal, refridgerator, stuff like that. but dont scrub too hard because the remover will eat the paint off of some things!

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Chelsea January 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Oh Alcohol pads work on painted metal surfaces and glass as well as the finger nail polish remover with acetone!

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Caroline January 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

wish i could blame this on my grandkids, but this is my own stupidity. i was doing a diy project and coloring in a stencil on paper with dark blue felt marker on my kitchen table. wasn’t thinking and didn’t put anything under the paper. sooo…. i ended up with a lovely saying down almost the entire length of my table. Thanks to all of you for your ideas. The alcohol got a littlle off, but the “Goo Gone” didn’t do anything. The best result was the toothpaste and lots of scrubbing. i also let is set for about 10 minutes after scrubbing. it got about 95% of it off!! i am very impressed and so thankful to you guys!!! i may try sunscreen and the magic eraser to get the rest off. thankfully the table is a very dark walnut stain so you don’t really see it now – may not even tell my husband!!

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Laura January 28, 2013 at 4:01 am

Does anyone know how to get dry erase marker off of linen? My daughter got it in our brand new linen couch :-(. Thanks.

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Tona July 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I have the same problem! Only with sharpie instead of dry erase….Does anybody know the answer??? HELP?!?!? Thanks.

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Jessica January 29, 2013 at 5:35 am

This sounds crazy but carburetor cleaner gets permanent marker off in a heartbeat. You can buy it at most auto stores and is in an aerosol can. We own a car wash and detail center and it is our secret weapon! Not sure about all surfaces but it is worth trying on a small area. I have used it on plastic, metal, walls, painted surfaces and leather. Good luck! ;)

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SewHotMama June 20, 2013 at 3:16 am

One of my uncles uses WD-40 to remove gum, oil and grease, pen, and other miscellaneous marks from car upholstery and interiors. He just sprays a little on and uses a clean rag to gently massage it out. The stuff works too. I used a degreaser to clean up spilled stuff and WD-40 to remove marks my kids made in my van (no idea what the marks were from). Both were a LOT cheaper than the name brand cleaners I bought to try and clean the inside of my van with and worked so much better too!

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Lynda January 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Fingernail pollish off a micro fiber couch? I tried nail polish remover. ..

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Melissa February 4, 2013 at 2:59 am

My daughter drew on my cream and blue ottoman with dry erase marker. I’m not certain of the material, but so far I have my best results with Murphy’s Wood Oil Soap. I have also tried baking soda, milk, an ink cleaner (only claimed to get out certain inks), whip-it (an organic general cleaner, hydrogen peroxide and yes, lots of rubbing alcohol. There are 3 very stubborn stains still remaining. Any ideas? I’ve used a toothbrush to try and get a “deep clean” in case anyone was wondering.

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Nathalie February 4, 2013 at 4:20 am

Try magic eraser. It does wonder!!

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Sarah Woolery February 4, 2013 at 4:56 am

What about stainless steel refrigerator?

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Sarah April 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

Go over the top of it with a whiteboard marker and then wipe it off

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Gina February 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Wrong side of a dvd? The side that plays has sharpie:(

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Jenifer February 6, 2013 at 12:14 am

Our boys decided to draw on the base of our fake fireplace in our rented home w/permanent marker. How would you get that off? I think the base if made of cement or something. I’m not sure. And has anyone ever used Goo Begone? Does that work on sharpie marks too?

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SewHotMama June 20, 2013 at 3:21 am

When our girls decided to color on the white brick of the stone fireplace in the house we rented, we went to the local Professional Cleaning Supply store and picked up a cleaner specifically for fireplace brick and cement. We had to buy the cleaner and the special brush but they worked to remove it almost completely. What was left just looked like holes with shadows. We got our deposit back and that was worth the $40 the cleaners and brush cost us.

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Fabi February 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

How to remove a black stain from my Guess beige pump(shoes)? The shoes stay together with another black shoes and now have this black stains. Help please. Thanks.

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Annette C. Bryant February 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

How do I get the smell of cat urine out of my shoe?

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SewHotMama June 20, 2013 at 3:07 am

The best thing I have ever found to remove, not cover, animal odors (as well tons of other nasty smells, including vomit) is a product called OdoBan. I used to get it at Sam’s Club until they closed up shop here. Now I get it at Home Depot. Spray it on and you’re good. I also use about 1/4-1/3 cup of the concentrate in my laundry (especially when the kids wet the bed) – it gets out “Man Smell” and other stinkies.

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Loni February 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I just this minute, took off some purple Sharpie Fine point marks from my dry erase board using 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and a used dryer sheet.

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Kenda February 10, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Goo Gone takes Sharpie off of leather like a charm! My son wrote all over our leather couch and Goo Gone took it off super fast and with no damage to the lesther!

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Tina February 11, 2013 at 5:53 am

I use nail Polish remover on most smoot surfaces plastic glass metal ect.

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LeeAnn February 12, 2013 at 7:34 am

The inside of a tub?! Just moved into a new place and I have no idea how long It’s been like this but by the looks of it, a VERY long time. Tried magic eraser, clorox spray, bleach, nail polish remover. Ugh!

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Tori February 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

For glass (mirrors, glasses, plates, etc.) Windex and a towel work like a charm. Rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover will get it off of almost everything else Windex won’t take care of and if that fails, The Dollar Tree sells a great cleaning product called Awesome. We swear by it!

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Denise February 14, 2013 at 3:44 am

My daughter got dry erase marker on her new shirt. We tried stain remover but it didnt work. Unfortunately my daughter didnt check the stain before throwing into the dryer. Do you think the hand sanitizer will work or are there any other suggestions?

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BeaHoney February 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I have some Sharpie stains that I have not been able to get out of a cotton undershirt and cotton bedding. I tried cheap hairspray and a laundry bar (my goto cleaner for ball point pen and grease stains). Next I tried hand sanitizer and strong rubbing alcohol. I think I’ve even bleached the undershirt. I cannot get the stains out. They’ve lightened and spread some though.

I’ve had good luck getting sharpie off of smooth surfaces using hand sanitizer.

Stuff that goes to camp always has the Sharpie come off from bug spray and sunscreen. I put a layer of tape over the Sharpie to keep it from wiping off at camp.

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kathy February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

How about the outside of a white washer and dryer, my youngest son drew all over it with purple sharpie? Thanks for any info that can help!

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Arwen March 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Pure acetone! I just did my white fridge which had old Sharpie lettering on and it came off in a heartbeat!

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Amélie February 15, 2013 at 5:05 am

Granite Countertop?

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Shai February 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Wow, can’t believe not one single person has mentioned tea tree oil!!! Took purple sharpie off of Papa’s yellow fiberglass boat, off of polyurethane finished dresser and off microfiber couch. Not to mention the other benefits it has. Not too hot on latex painted walls, but it works on fabric, faces and plastics. Try it!

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julz72 February 17, 2013 at 8:11 am

Spray-sunscreen will take it off of flat surfaces, but i don’t believe it will work on
fabrics.

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Kristina February 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm

How do you remove from doors? Thanks in advance!!!

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Misty February 21, 2013 at 7:26 am

How bout off your kid? It’s all over his head arms feet?!?

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Ash February 22, 2013 at 2:06 am

What about wood that has a finish over it will the rubbing alcohol take the finish off? I have an antique buffet cabinet type thing that I don’t want to ruin granted its ruined with the perm marker on it

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Marie Corse February 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

One of the students in the school drew over the screen of my laptop with permanent marker, how can I remove it from there?

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Kelsey February 24, 2013 at 1:49 am

What about oak wood that the marker has been on for almost 20 years?

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Linda February 26, 2013 at 6:39 am

Gina RE: Wrong side of a dvd? The side that plays has sharpie:(
— I haven’t tried this one, but I have heard you can clean a DVD with toothpaste and a soft cloth. Rub the toothpaste in straight lines – from edge to edge. Do not rub in circle as that will affect the DVD content. Rinse well and allow to dry.

Annette C. Bryant RE: How do I get the smell of cat urine out of my shoe?
— Two options: You could try vinegar – it’s fairly effective removing odors, and most people have it on hand. The other thing you can use is Kids N Pets Instant All Purpose Stain and Odor Remover – I’ve tried it for several different odors and find it works pretty well. It’s about $5.00 – Target, Walmart and Amazon carry it.

Misty RE: How bout off your kid? It’s all over his head arms feet?!?
Try olive oil. It removes lots of things from skin, and has the added benefit of softening and nourishing the skin in the process!

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Cherie February 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Hoe to get permanent mark of my refrigerator?

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Laura February 28, 2013 at 2:33 am

How do I get dry erase marker off of a linen slipcover?

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Robin March 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I moved into an apartment that unfortunately has a disgusting thick coating of grease on the stove hood. Other than scrapping it off with a razor, does anyone know of anything to remove the grease for real? I have tried tons of stuff with no result.

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Beth March 16, 2013 at 1:46 am

Maybe steam cleaning would work.

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Samantha March 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Orange cleaner that mechanics use to clean grease off their hands works great to get grease off.

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Jacque April 22, 2013 at 5:43 am

you might try spray oven cleaner. let it set and wipe it off. Be careful as this has lots of nasty fumes and don’t leave food out when spraying it.
Also go to dollar store and pick up their “Awesome” degreaser. It works great.

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SewHotMama June 20, 2013 at 3:34 am

Sam’s Club has a Heavy Duty Degreaser (it’s purple; a gallon jug was $12 last time I bought it).This is what I have used for years on the stove hoods, the “filter,” and even on my mini-blinds. Just spray on, give it a moment and then wipe off. No elbow grease required. If it’s a really thick layer, you might need to do it more than once. For the filter that goes in the hood, I put about 4-6 inches of hot water in my kitchen sink and about 1/4 cup of the concentrated degreaser then just put the filter/screen in and let it soak for about 20 minutes while I cleaned the hood, stove top, under the stove “lid” and back wall with the same stuff. Then I just rinsed the filter and it looked brand new!

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Tona July 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Dollar Tree carries a degreaser called “Mean Green”. It’s amazing! Took the grease off a stove hood in a restaurant I cleaned after it closed. That hood hadn’t been cleaned in years (literally) Mean Green cleaned it in ten minutes! Looked brand spanking new!! Also took the baked on oil off of my “new” used car’s engine! It had so much oil spilled on it over the years that the car smelled like it was overheating as soon as you turned it on… Mean Green is Magic!!

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Jenna March 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Got marker off my computer screen, tv screen, and glass on my entertainment center off with alcohol swabs. Used a bunch of them because they’re small, but very little effort was needed to rub it all off.

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Jan Selman March 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Sharpie on my white comforter down alternative with white cotton cover.
Tried washing, tried alcohol, faded but very apparent.
What to do?

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Katie March 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I just read that WD-40 actually gets this off of furniture also.

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Lauren March 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Someone vandalized my house and wrote with permanent market on our brick, any ideas?

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Liz March 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

How about sharpie on the side of the DVD that has the title? I used perfume and that has worked the best so far… But it didn’t get it all off…. Any ideas?? Thanks so much!! :D

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kayla April 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Its probably the alcohol thats making the perfume work. Try just plain rubbing alcohol?

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Michell March 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

My daughter and her friend were playing in the back of our van. My husbands tools were back there. The girls found the permanent markers and “put make up on each other. Their faces were covered. Including near their eyes. After a lot of experimenting with products that we hoped would not harm my daughters eyes or skin we found that Avon’s Skin So Soft bath oil worked awesome. It came right off. I wish I would have known that before I scrubbed with other things.

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amanda March 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm

how about green permeant marker on my white microwave?

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Lori March 21, 2013 at 12:46 am

Baby wipes work to get Sharpie off of skin.

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Ann March 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Someone asked about linen and noone answered. I have a ptoblem with even more fificult fabric: beautiful partially silk dress. My doughter coloured it having it on for the firts time:(
Dry laundry specialist said they can’t do anything. Any better suggestions?

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kayla April 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

maybe hairspray?

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Misty S March 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I bought two antique door knob plates with the original paint. The seller put the price on the paint because he thought the copper underneath was the reason for buying them. Can I get the marker off without damaging the paint?

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Amy March 25, 2013 at 1:51 am

What about porcelain tile. I’ve tried fingernail polish remover, alcohol and magic eraser. Nothing has worked so far.

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Hana March 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Try toothpaste! Works on smooth wood tables.

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Nikki March 29, 2013 at 1:44 am

What about getting it off of the baby? My baby girl just covered her toy box, which is not a huge problem as far as I am concerned, BUT we are having our Easter get-together and pics done tomorrow…. so I would LOVE to have her all shiny without black marker all on her arms and hands…

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kayla April 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm

What did you end up using to get it off?

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Heather April 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Make-up remover works great. Got everything off of my little canvas.

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Sirah March 29, 2013 at 1:47 am

Permanent marker also takes off permanent marker. Just re-trace what you want to remove, then before it dries, rub it off. Works really well on metal surfaces. Probably works well on any hard smooth surface.

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rachel March 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm

How do you take it off school supplies like folders and binders?

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kayla April 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

If its paper, nothing. If its the plastic, try rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. When The new school year came around and I had last years classes written at the top or I didnt like how my name looked anymore, I used cotton balls and NPR to take of the Pmarker.

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Amanda April 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

How about wallpaper ? My ex tenants child drew all over the wallpaper in the living and dining room and I don’t want to have paint both rooms :-(

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Megan April 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

what’s best to get sharpie off of a painted wall?

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Krista April 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Thanks for the tips. My 7 yr. old sometimes gets maker on her clothes.

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Katie Rushing April 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

How do I get ink pen marks off of my leather couch?

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monica April 25, 2013 at 5:59 am

Nail polish remover is all I’ve used for thirteen years. It works great.

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Brooklyn April 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Go do I get permanent marker off a binder?… I kinda messed up on my own name!

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Lori May 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Before I use the Hand Sanitizer on my new white down comforter and $100 Sheets. Will it work? Yes, I have a 3 1/2 year old boy.

Thanks for answering?

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Addyson smith May 7, 2013 at 2:22 am

Awesome idea can’t wait to try it out !

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Babs May 7, 2013 at 4:04 am

Use hand sanitizer, it works on all other stains as well.

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Margaret Lerch May 16, 2013 at 2:05 am

My granddaughter’s plastic lunch pail had permanent marker drawings. Her father used Dawn dish soap to remove it.

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Karen May 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Baby wipes will take permanent marker completely off the skin with ease.

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Heather May 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

How do you get sharpie out of cement?

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Michelle May 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

OMG. I was browsing on the internet you.
I have been madly cleaning up my old craft room in preparation of converting it back into a bedroom. Well one of the kids when they were young had use the laminate inside the wardrobe as a white board. One part with faded white board pen and another part with permanent markers. Well it has been the for donkey’s years. It appears that I had unsuccessfully tried to remove it at some time in the past. I tried your advice. Toothpaste removed the faded whiteboard markers off the laminate. I smeared it on and waited maybe all of 10 seconds before rubbing it off. I did need to use a little effort but not much. The permanent markers came off very easily with hairspray!!!. I just sprayed it on and almost immediately you could see the ink reacting to the hairspray. It just needed to be wiped off – no effort at all! Now I have beautiful, unblemished white laminate again!!! Thank you SO much!!!

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andy June 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

how bout on leather???

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Sonja June 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

How do you get permanent marker off of micro-fiber furniture?

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Megan June 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

im so saving this page.. im about to have one!

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Makayla June 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Having trouble getting sharpie off your couch?

Well here is some ideas:
*hairspray(little bit at a time SCRUB hard)
*rubbing alchol(spray on your stain and SCRUB hard)
*germ x (smear all over stain and SCRUB)

Good Luck !!

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Amanda June 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I have got marker, crayon and stamp ink on a canvas painting, that was passed down in an inheritance from a family member who was quite talented. I don’t know if the artwork is oil paints, but the orange and red lines and heart shaped stamps have ruined its appearance and I haven’t tried to remove anything yet until I know what paint was used. Any suggestions?

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Tatyana June 10, 2013 at 6:39 am

How do I get permanent marker off converse? Off the rubber soles?

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Stephanie S. June 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

My son scribbled on his closet walls and a bookshelf with a permanent marker, and I tried Magic Eraser, toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, WD-40, hairspray, mayo, vinegar, and ammonia to remove the stains and nothing worked. I had to resort to repainting it all and I HATE painting. :(

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Kaitlyn June 17, 2013 at 4:36 am

Try using those tough scrubbing Lysol pads. They work great. Use a little everyday until it is gone. Hope this helps

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steph June 23, 2013 at 5:40 am

My son and his friend drew all over my tan carpet. I went over it all with alcohol and it took it all out. Alcohol also works great taking out stains when used mixed with water in a steam cleaner.

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Tara June 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Try awesome cleaner for ANY STAIN this stuff is like magic in a bottle. I use it on everything: shower, window sills, exterior doors,walls, clothes,etc. The stains that will be removed is endless. I have found it in the “dollar tree store” and Walmart.

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Franie June 24, 2013 at 1:33 am

Norwex cleaning paste is made from coconut oil, natural soap, and traces of marble-flour. It takes permanent marker off of almost any surface. I do a demo with a ceramic tike and permanaet marker and it takes it off with ease. i have also aken permanent marker out of a pair of my sons shorts by using cleaning paste, water, and a toothbrush. it took some elbow grease but worked! Check on an inconspicuous spot if unsure. I listed my webpage if you are interested.

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Julia moreno June 25, 2013 at 8:11 pm

My son wrote all over my new schnadig fabric chair, any suggestions on how to remove this?

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sharon June 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

What about the interior surface of a car? The dashboard which I guess is plastic? Any ideas? Thanks!!

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Aubrie Jackson July 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

How do you remove permanent marker from steel? We have a steel door and my brother wrote a note with a permanent marker on a sheet of paper and it bled through to the steel door…

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Lori S. July 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm

My son got permanent marker and ink on two pair of khaki uniform shorts. The stains have dried. I tried hand sanitizer, but it didn’t help. Do I need to do this multiple times? Or is there something else to remove it?

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olivia July 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm

how do I get sharpie off of the cloth part of my white vans?!?!? please need ideas! :(

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Courtne July 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

How do you get it out of clothes that have been washed? I’ve used acetone after I washed it (I tried using a different remedy, but it didn’t work) and only some came out from the bigger spots. I’m at a loss.

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Adriane July 16, 2013 at 12:51 am

I have recently found all-natural stain removers from a green company that work so well and we just love them! Please e-mail me for more information if you are looking for safe alternatives! rootedbythestream@yahoo.com Good luck! :)

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Sarah July 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

How to you get it off skin?

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Karen July 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

How can I get dry erase marker out of clothing? (Not the first time my daughter has gotten it on her clothes – just last night on a white shirt, no less!!!!)

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Karen July 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm

So far hairspray, rubbing alcohol, Murphy’s oil soap, and Dawn haven’t worked – only partially removed the dry erase marker – and even then I had to scrub a lot.

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Naomi July 23, 2013 at 6:23 am

I purchased a Playskool Little People set at a yard sale. A few of the characters have marker scribbled on them. I’m assuming it’s permanent maker since it won’t wash off. I have no idea how long the marker has been on there, and it seems the soft plastic might be really porous. Any ideas I can try to get it out or is it quite possibly too late?

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Traci July 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

How about getting permanent marker off of the fridge? I’ve tried the magic erasers and it doesn’t competely take it off.

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Carlie July 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I have a Sharpie mark on my vintage kitchen tins. I’m afraid to use anything too abrasive due to the paint on them and I don’t want to damage them. Any ideas?

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Emily August 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

HELP!!!! Sharpie on the WHITE footboard of my dd bed!!! She went ALL OUT too, it’s a wood Ashley bed or whatever Ashley makes their beds of these days, magic eraser doesn’t do it, I have tried lots but I haven’t done toothpaste would that help? Any suggestions before I just up and throw this less than 1 year old bed out because I can’t stand to look at it, it is devastating!

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Madison August 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

What about for a leap pad my daughter decided to color the screen!! I have no idea what to use!! Help please

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lauren August 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Does anyone know how to get marker off wall with flat paint….I have tried the hairspray and toothpaste…..not having any luck

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Maria August 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

Cheap Purfume! I have never had a permanent marker that coud beat cheap purfume. Works on most surface. Even pen marks on leather couches! Doesn’t harm surfaces. Just wipe away with a paper towel. Good as new ;)

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Brooke September 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

how to u get sharpie off a rubber phone case

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wiwik haryani September 18, 2013 at 8:59 am

use eucalyptus oil

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yulissa October 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

how do you remove a permanent mark off your sneaker

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Emely October 29, 2013 at 4:18 am

How do you get permanent pink off of white vans ?

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Danielle November 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Rubbing alcohol pads took sharpie off the bottom of rubber boots. Yahoo!

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Sierra November 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm

what about old stains on rain coats? its been there for about a year.

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Heather November 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I gave my daughter a teddy bear that my mom made for me when I was the same age she is now, and got it back with “make up” on it. Permanent pink marker on denim. I have tried magic eraser, nail polish remover, and of course, the first thing my oldest did is throw it through the wash, so it is set in pretty well. Any ideas?

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Jo December 8, 2013 at 9:32 am

Just wondering if anyone can offer some suggestions. Our youngest daughter drew on cream coloured textured wallpaper with a Sharpie. Any ideas on how to remove it? She also attacked coloured wallpaper too.

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sarah December 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm

permanent marker on wood floors = use tooth paste. my nephew took a sharpie to my wood floors all up and down the hall. (thanks for keeping a close watch, mom!) gathered all the toothpaste in my house and went over the lines and let sit. be prepared to use lots of arm power though! side note: MUST have nephew help too for learning.

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Hilary December 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Any idea how to remove permanent sharpie pen from the fridge door. We use the front of the fridge as a white board and use white board markers on it with great success. However the other day i picked up the wrong pen and now have permanent ink on the door. Tried Nail varnish remover but I think it will mark the door so I didn’t persevere. Also tried going over it with white board marker to see if it would lift it off but it didn’t. Help please.

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Maureen December 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

My granddaughter colored on her face with black sharpie. After using soap which did not work we used Mary Kay eye makeup remover and it came right off. Haven’t tried it on anything else.

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Sara January 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

PEC12 is a product made to remove Sharpie. It will damage some surfaces so you have to be careful, but I would suggest trying to buy some of this if you have a stain that has to come out and none of the other suggestions works.

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kelly mcgrew March 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

SCORE!!

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lara March 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

i removed a permanent marker mark from my front door with a damp mr clean magic eraser sponge.

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Jill March 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm

This is off subject, but I can not seem to find a solution. My son colored the walls with lip gloss and it is on flat paint. Anyone know how I could possibly get that off?

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gayle March 22, 2014 at 2:29 am

I bought some ceramic cups at the second hand store the other day and they had written the price on the inside of them with a permanent marker. I used alcohol which took most of it off, but the paint is kind of crackly and there is a shadow of the price in the cracks. I have tried the alcohol again, an eraser, hand sanitizer, alcohol mixed with baking soda and soaking vinegar in them . Has anyone had any luck getting marker out of a porous ceramic?

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Heather March 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Anyone have a sure fire way to remove pen from a raincoat?

I’ve tried hairspray, nail polish remover, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol (although, only 70%), perfume (not “cheap” perfume, but perfume none-the-less), magic eraser, WD-40, multi-purpose stamp cleaner, low-odor thinner, sticky-out/goo-be-gone, toothpaste, baking soda, dish soap, and a few stain-removers specifically claiming to remove ink.

NOTHING has worked!

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Bahb April 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

If you didn’t get an answer to your query here, you should try reading ALL the comments because I can’t think of any surface, except paper and latex-painted walls, that has not had a cure posted in response.

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Jessica S April 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm

I have a hockey helmet that I’m trying to get an autograph that was done in sharpie off of it…any suggestions?!

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