Tip: Do You Know How to Remove Permanent Marker?!

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Well, good news, if you DON'T, I have a great cleaning tip for you that requires a quick trip to your bathroom!
Maybe you've thrifted an awesome pair of shoes with the price on the bottom in permanent marker. Maybe the kids decided to add some artistic flair to their toys. Using just TWO products from your bathroom, those permanent markers can be erased! To see how I removed permanent marker & how I flip houses all by MYSELF, check out my blog The Bachelorette Pad Flip: https://bachelorettepadflip.com/2017/01/07/how-to-remove-permanent-marker/
WHAT STRATEGY DO YOU USE TO REMOVE PERMANENT MARKER?

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  • William William on Jan 15, 2017
    I use WD40. A lot of stuff I sell on Ebay have prices written with marker on them. From cardboard boxes, plastics, vinyl, leather, etc. WD40 removes the marker without any damage or staining. Nail polish remover can damage some plastics and stain paper/cardboard/leather/vinyl. Hair spray can leave a film on some items that can't be removed.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 16, 2017
    I've also had success with WD40, its so frustrating when you get permanent marker where you don't want it
  • CharLee Williams CharLee Williams on Jan 16, 2017
    I use a product called; Mary Ellen's WOW, you can usually get it at a fabric store or online

  • Patti Heldman Patti Heldman on Jan 16, 2017
    rubbing alcohol works on wood, paint ,glass, and kids skin!
  • Alw17255528 Alw17255528 on Jan 16, 2017
    Mr. Clean spong.
  • Alw17255528 Alw17255528 on Jan 16, 2017
    Sorry, Mr Clean sponge
    • Rhonda ross Rhonda ross on Jan 16, 2017
      An eraser. Works best on hard surfaces. Don't press harder than needed, you want to be careful of the finish.
  • Susan Susan on Jan 16, 2017
    Hair Spray seems to work better than WD40 and finger nail poish remover on walls and wood furniture.
    • T T on Jan 19, 2017
      I've also always used hairspray for markers and deodorant to clean cd's
  • Carol Carol on Jan 16, 2017
    I've used magic eraser on furniture abd walls and it worked for me.
  • Eugene Brennan Eugene Brennan on Jan 16, 2017
    Yes rubbing alcohol is good for removing permanent marker stains. As far as I know it is also known as IPA or Isopropyl alcohol. It's good also for removing the sticky resisdue left when labels are removed from surfaces.
  • Paula Paula on Jan 17, 2017
    Shaving cream! This is what I used after my grandson wrote all over and down their home stairs.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jan 18, 2017
    Toothpaste works too. Not the gel type! Use the paste type.
  • Debo Debo on Jan 19, 2017
    Color back over the permanent marker with a permanent marker and wipe while it's still wet.
  • Nov17939852 Nov17939852 on Jan 21, 2017
    Whiteboard marker (dry-erase marker) works great, at least for non-porous surfaces. I used permanent marker to identify every student's desk, so no matter how I rearranged the desks, the students could still find their seat. At the end of the school year, use a dry-erase marker to erase the permanent marker!
  • J J on Jan 24, 2017
    My granddaughter used black Sharpie all over the bathroom. Nothing would take it off. One day toothpaste dripped on one of the marks. When I wiped it with the sponge the mark was gone. I used the toothpaste to get rid of all sharpie marks. It left no Trace