How To Remove Permanent Marker From Wood - Tips And Tricks
Below I've collected tips for how to remove permanent marker from wood surfaces.
When you are dealing with wood you need to be careful, because you need to keep from marring the surface with the techniques you use.
Unfortunately, as their name implies, "permanent markers" are meant to be, well, permanent. Therefore, what removes these marks can also cause harm to your wood surfaces, or at the very least may remove the protective polyurethane coating which covers many types of wood objects these days.
If your wood piece is very valuable, you may want to have a professional work on it, instead of taking the do it yourself approach. However, even if if you're willing to give it a go yourself, always test the method you are using first in an inconspicuous area, to make sure it does not harm your surface, before attacking the actual stained area.
Like I said, I've gathered some tips below, but there is almost always more than one way to clean or remove stains from something, and figuring out how to remove permanent marker from wood is not exception.
Removing Permanent Marker Stains From Furniture With Dry Erase Markers
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Dee has shared this tip for how she removes these stains from furniture.
Have a permanent marker stain on your furniture? Use a DRY ERASE marker! It really works!
Simply color over the stain with the Dry Erase marker, and wipe away! That's all there is to it.
I've found that EXPO brand dry erase markers work best.
Thanks Dee for sharing your tip. I've included the tip here with all the others for removing these stains from wood, since I'm assuming you are referring to doing this with wood.
Please note that I've never personally tried this method, so as always with any stain removal technique I suggest first trying this is an inconspicuous area of your furniture to make sure it works first, before you do it anywhere else.
I had heard, though, of using dry erase markers to remove these stains from a white board so it wouldn't completely surprise me if this works, especially for wood which has a polyurethane coating on it.
Have you ever heard that you can remove sharpie or other permanent marker marks from wood with hairspray?
Well, to a certain extent this works. The reason that hairspray works on permanent marker stains is because most hair sprays contain alcohol within them.
Of course, hair spray also contains glues and other chemicals which can cause the surface to afterward feel sticky and attract dirt. Therefore, I caution you to use hairspray for stain removal of any kind with caution.
If you're interested in trying this method in your quest for how to remove permanent marker from wood, I would suggest as an alternative to hairspray to use rubbing alcohol instead, since it doesn't contain all the glues that can cause problems when using hairspray.
In addition, you need to be careful with anything wood not to hurt the finish or allow any type of liquid to sit on the wood's surface for too long.
Finally, you should first test the alcohol (or hairspray) on an inconspicuous area of the wood, before using it on the marks, to make sure it does not damage or mar the surface of the wood.
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