Remove Perminant Marker

How to Remove Permanent Marker from Just About Anything

Remove Perminant Marker PINWe all have been there: the kid, the marker, the stain. One of the downsides of having a creative crafty kid is that creative craftiness sometimes finds its way to unexpected places such as the brand new flat-screen TV or the living room carpet. Before you totally freak out, know that all may not be lost! Marks from permanent markers are not always permanent! Common household products such as toothpaste, hairspray and vinegar can be used to remove permanent marker stains. Here are tips to remove it from various objects and surfaces.

  1. Carpet– White vinegar and Dawn dishwashing detergent. Let set and scrub with a toothbrush.
  2. Clothing– Hairspray or hand sanitizer and Dawn dishwashing detergent.
  3. Computer screen– Toothpaste and damp cloth or baby wipe.
  4. Dry erase board– Dry erase marker. Write over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker and wipe with a dry cloth.
  5. Flat screen TV– Toothpaste and damp cloth or baby wipe.
  6. Glass- Dry erase marker. Write over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker and wipe with a dry cloth.
  7. Metal– Toothpaste
  8. Mirror– Dry erase marker. Write over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker and wipe with a dry cloth.
  9. Skin– Sunscreen
  10. Stainless steel– Dry erase marker. Write over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker and wipe with a dry cloth.
  11. Upholstery– Hairspray or hand sanitizer and Dawn dishwashing detergent.
  12. Walls– Toothpaste or hairspray. If using hairspray, rub gently. Otherwise you may remove some of the paint.
  13. Wood– Rubbing alcohol or peanut butter.

 

Sources:   The Thrifty Couple and Budget Savvy Diva.

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How to Remove Crayon from Walls

doodle by unknown 11How to Remove Crayon from Walls

What do you do when your pint-sized muralist decides that his or her latest crayon masterpiece belongs on your living room wall?  Do not fret.  Do not call your house painter.  Removing crayon from walls is as easy as grabbing a few items that you already have around the house.  Here are three tricks that will get your walls clean again.

  1. Baking Soda.  Dip a damp cloth into baking soda and lightly scrub the crayon marks.  The crayon should easily come off.
  2. Toothpaste.  Squirt a little non-gel toothpaste on the wall.  Scrub the crayon marks with a scrub brush or a cloth.  The fine abrasive in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon.
  3. WD-40.  Spray a little WD-40 on the crayon marks and wipe with a cloth.

Make sure to always test a small area first, particularly if you have wallpaper or any special wall treatment or finish.