Marker Stain Removal from Wall

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How do I remove marker from my walls?

Marker Stain Removal from Wall

To remove an alcohol-based marker stain, spray the area with non-oily hair spray or rubbing alcohol.

If the marker is oil based, apply a little lighter fluid (using caution, as this is highly flammable).

If the marker is water-based, use dishwashing liquid mixed with color-safe bleach or prewash spray. Spray lightly, rub gently, then dry.

   

Comments

10/7/2006 10:46:53 PM
Roger said:

They were al very good tips.Think you.


2/8/2007 11:45:09 AM
Amy said:

My kids used red and blue markers on my bathroom wall. I had tried Mr Clean magic erasers, bleach water, dishsoap......nothing was working. I read about using a stain pre-treater (ie Spray-and-Wash), so I tried that. I let it sit for about 30 seconds, and the stains wiped right off, even though 1) red and blue are 2 of the hardest colors to remove, and 2) the stains had been there for 4 or 5 days. Thank you soooo much for this tip!!!


6/28/2007 1:03:12 PM
Thomas Gowan said:

How about rubber marks on painted walls such as you might see in a school hall way??


10/1/2007 3:59:33 AM
Simon said:

I avoided getting an ear full from my parents thanks to the tip on how to remove an alcohol-based marker stained. You guys are life savers. Thanks!


7/8/2009 9:03:04 AM
diane said:

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7/8/2009 9:03:33 AM
diane said:

to remove permenant marker from any hard surface there is a product called goof off it works amazingly




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