Permanent Marker Removal From Walls - Tips And Tricks You Can Use
Below I've collected tips and tricks for permanent marker removal from walls.
Think this can't happen to you? Think again. If you've got kids and have any type of permanent markers in your home, even if you think they are well hidden, it seems like they can be found, and then used.
All it takes is for you to turn your back for a few minutes, or get a phone call that takes your attention away, and that blank canvas, a.k.a. you wall, whether painted, wood, or wall papered, is in danger.
Although I've gathered up several tips below, there is always room for more ideas and strategies for removing these marks from your wall.
I'm also interested in more ideas for products, either homemade or commercial, you've used to help you clean up the mess.
Magic Eraser For Removing Permanent Marker From Walls: Mixed Opinions
Many readers have recommended this product, while others have said it hasn't worked for them.
Here are all the things that readers have shared with me:
Carrie O. says: Give the kid that made the masterpiece on the wall the magic eraser and let them use THEIR elbow grease to remove the marker from the wrong place. That worked well when my daughter colored all over the back seat of the car on a long trip. The magic eraser MAY dull glossy paint, requiring repainting... hopefully not.
Nicole says: Magic eraser also takes off the first few coats of paint as well! lol Tooth paste works awesome!
Leslie says: Magic eraser does not take off permanent marker! I tried it and it didn't work for me.
Nikki says: My son drew on our sofa, the wood floor and his wall with permanent marker. The sofa was not able to be cleaned, but I used the magic eraser on the floor and wall (careful it takes off the paint if you scrub too hard).
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Permanent Marker Removal From Door With Rubbing Alcohol
Tiffany wrote about what she thought was the toughest stain to remove on this site's Facebook wall. She agreed to let me put our conversation here to help others.
Permanent marker in a purplish pink color!! My 4yr old decided to do some artwork on our front door (I'm 9 months pregnant and kindly asked him to watch a movie while I took a tiny nap.) I got it off the tile floor with a magic eraser and good old fashioned elbow grease, but it's not budging off the door.
I hear you! Permanent marker is tough. My first thought was the magic eraser, but since that didn't work another thing to try is rubbing alcohol. Sometimes that works to remove permanent marker off walls, but test first in an inconspicuous area of your door to make sure it wouldn't harm it!
Then, I referred her to the video above showing how the woman used rubbing alcohol to remove permanent marker from her wall. Then, Tiffany wrote back after she tried it out.
I wanted to let you know that the rubbing alcohol worked like a charm!! It took the marker right off the door when the the magic eraser alone wouldn't budge it! THANKS!!!!
I thought my only way out was to repaint the door, but now I can repaint when I want to not because I have to!
Yay! I'm so glad I was able to help.
I wanted to put this exchange up to also show this method has worked, so you may want to try it too.
I'm always looking for even more tips though, so if you've found another way to remove permanent marker on wall, you can share your tips here.
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