Tips to erase markers from different surfaces.
What to use to remove permanent markers from various surfaces and materials.
I provide various solutions for glass, plastic, wood, fabric, and wallpaper surfaces below.
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Several tips and ideas:
Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it on the marker stain, allowing it to sit for a few minutes. Then, using a soft cloth, gently wipe away the residue.
If the stains linger, try a non-abrasive solvent such as denatured alcohol or lemon oil to remove them. Apply it to a cloth and wipe the stain gently without rubbing too hard.
Isopropyl alcohol: Begin by wiping a clean, soft cloth with a tiny amount of isopropyl alcohol. Gently dab the marker stain with the damp cloth, being careful not to rub too hard and risk damaging the wood. Repeat the procedure until the stain is entirely removed.
Apply a small amount of lemon oil on a clean, soft cloth. Wipe in a circular motion. The lemon oil will aid in the removal of the permanent marker. Wipe away any extra oil using a moist towel once the discoloration has disappeared.
Water and Vinegar Mixture: In a container, combine equal parts water and white vinegar. Dip a clean towel into the mixture and wring out the excess liquid carefully. Wipe the damp cloth across the marker stain in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe the area with a moist towel once the stain has disappeared.
To ensure that the procedure does not discolor or damage the wood, always try it on a small, hidden section of the furniture before applying it to the entire surface. Consult a wood maintenance specialist if the marker stain persists or if the furniture is valuable and requires additional professional assistance.
How to remove permanent marker from synthetic textiles
Begin by dabbing the stained area with a little amount of isopropyl alcohol on a clean cloth. Wipe in quick, circular strokes to avoid spreading the stain. After the stain has been removed, immediately wash, and rinse the fabric with detergent.
How to remove permanent marker from sensitive textiles
To avoid damaging delicate textiles such as silk or wool, continue with caution. Dab the stain gently with a clean cloth soaked in warm water. Avoid rubbing or squeezing the material. After removing as much marker as possible, dab the stain lightly with a tiny bit of mild liquid detergent. Then, thoroughly clean the fabric and allow it to dry naturally.
What do you use to remove permanent markers from walls?
Isopropyl alcohol (IPA): Pour some isopropyl alcohol onto a clean, soft cloth and dab the marker stain lightly with the damp cloth without pressing it. Rep the procedure until the discoloration is entirely removed. During the process, keep the area adequately ventilated and avoid using any form of flame, as isopropyl.
Toothpaste: Using a soft toothbrush or sponge, apply a little amount of toothpaste to the discoloration and gently massage it in a circular motion. Rinse and rinse the area thoroughly with clean water. Abrasive toothpaste might scratch the paint, so avoid using it.
Dishwashing detergent: Combine warm water and a little amount of mild dishwashing detergent. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and gently wipe away the marker stain. Do not rub too hard, and when the stain has disappeared, thoroughly rinse the area with clean water.
It is important to test the method on a hidden or less visible area of the painted walls before applying it to the entire affected area. Thus, you will check that the solution does not affect the paint and the colors of the walls.
If the stains persist or the paint is sensitive, it is recommended that you consult a professional painter or enlist the services of a specialist wall cleaner.
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