Dry Erase Marker Stain Removal from Wall

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How can I remove dry erase marker from my wall?

Dry Erase Marker Stain Removal from Wall

To remove a dry erase marker stain from your wall, you can try using a liquid non-oily hairspray or rubbing alcohol, but dry erase markers can leave permanent stains. Another product you could try is a melamine sponge, but use a melamine sponge carefully since too much pressure can remove the paint.

   

Comments

11/1/2006 11:39:32 AM
Amy M said:

I tried this trick after my son and his friend drew on his bedroom door. I was starting to worry, because I tried Magic Eraser, bleach water, scrubbing....the marks weren't coming off. Then I read this. I don't use hair spray, but I do have rubbing alcohol, so I tried it. Within 60 seconds, the stains were gone!


4/11/2007 7:42:30 PM
Clarky said:

The hair spray really does work! I was freaking out cause I got biro on the wall and then it smudged... and Dad would have got sooooo mad... but I tried the hair spray after I'd exhausted every other cleaning product in the house, and it worked!!


4/15/2007 6:19:54 PM
laurie said:

Rubbing alcohol did the trick! But be careful -- it may have removed a little bit of the paint.


10/17/2007 9:33:46 PM
Greg Lovern said:

Our 3 year old went crazy with a Discovery Toys black dry-erase marker on our white walls. We were afraid we'd have to repaint. But rubbing alcohol, on an old rag, took it right off, and *completely* off. It also took off a small amount of the (semi-gloss) paint, but not enough to worry about. After cleaning, the cleaned area was noticeably cleaner than the surrounding wall areas, so I finished with broad strokes to sort of smooth it in.


12/9/2007 12:02:12 PM
Crystal said:

Thanks so much, it worked perfectly, after I tried with no success magic eraser and bleach!. Luckily my son used chalk on his floor but I will keep rubbing alcholol around for the dry erase markers!.


12/26/2007 11:57:16 AM
Naomi said:

your thing works okay it doesnt take off everythingit leaves most of the stuff on


1/16/2008 2:37:50 PM
Karen said:

My grandson marked on my wall with a red Dry Erase marker. I tried Soft Scrub with no results. Then I tried rubbing alcohol with a white washcloth and it came off immediately.


1/16/2008 2:37:52 PM
Karen said:

My grandson marked on my wall with a red Dry Erase marker. I tried Soft Scrub with no results. Then I tried rubbing alcohol with a white washcloth and it came off immediately.


11/29/2008 7:54:06 AM
Jen said:

Hand sanitizer works great too for removing any marker (including permanent) from walls.


1/2/2009 9:12:33 AM
minerva said:

i find that the magic eraser wks well for most of my stain on the walls. u dn't have 2 apply pressure, therefore ur paint stay put.


9/20/2009 2:59:01 PM
Tara M said:

My 3 year old daughter drew on her bedroom wall with a dry erase marker and so I tried the rubbing alcohol and the stain wiped away instantly. Thanks for the tip and I love the internet resource!!!!!!!!


6/9/2011 11:50:10 AM
derek said:

magic tip, used industrial alcohol and lots of rubbing on my car. I shall forgive the kid next door.


7/27/2011 6:15:11 AM
Dave said:

Thanks soooo much - rubbing alcohol did it in a flash.


3/22/2015 4:57:15 PM
Sasha divial said:

It doesn't work. As I saw everyone says it works which it kida works but it does leave some on the wall now if you want it to fade use this tip but of you want it to go away use another tip




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