21 September 2006

Use dry erase markers to remove permanent marker scrawls

Toni came up with a brilliant Sharpie removal technique:

My two little artists (2 and 5) have a number of washable paints, markers and such but somehow they always seem to find my stash of permanent markers when they decide to decorate the house. I have discovered that on slick surfaces (the fridge, tile floors, mirrors and the brass "Baldwin" plate on our piano) permanent marker can easily be removed by going over it with a dry erase marker and then wiping away both with a dry cloth.

In the comments of an earlier post on cleaning crayon marks and poster paint, Josh suggested that toothpaste also does the trick. (But will it work on your kid's belly?)

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That's one I haven't tried! I usually use the magic eraser, I love that thing. I did a post about this a while back - http://lilduckduck.com/8-ways-to-remove-permanent-marker-stains/253 for some other ideas....

rubbing alcohol will usually remove sharpie marks...

Thank you very much for the idea!

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