How to Remove Permanent Marker From Any Surface

Finest Ways to Undo Permanent Marker from Any Surface

Many people, while doing some work like doing a project, drawing some plans, artwork, homework, office work, or some other work, use different forms of writing tools. These tools include a pen, pencil, sketch pen, colours, markers, Sharpie, whiteners, highlighter etc. While using these tools, sometimes it falls on the ground or surface and leaves a stain. Or accidentally some marks and lines are drawn on your skin or your clothes get some stain. 

Majority of the writing tools related to stain are not permanent in nature and almost fades away immediately by rubbing on them. But removing permanent marker stains is not easy. Many people panic when they stain the floor or their favourite cloth or shoes with a sharpie. But there is nothing to worry about as there are numerous ways to get rid of permanent markers.

How to get rid of Sharpie:

It is quite possible that you kid got his hands over a sharpie and he thought of showing some creativity by drawing on walls or over some surface and probably while doing all this staining his skin too. Well, you won’t like this, would you? Well nothing to worry about, there are several ways to get rid of Sharpie from almost anything. For different things, different kinds of methods and techniques should be used. Here we have covered the most common things where you can leave a stain from a sharpie.

  • From Skin:

If you have stained your skin with a sharpie, there is nothing to worry about as probably in a couple of days it will fade away automatically. But if you want to get rid of it immediately, then you can try several things.

By using nail polish remover, lotion, hand sanitizer and shaving cream, you can get rid of permanent markers.

  • Plastic:

Removing Sharpie from plastic is relatively easy. You can just use a dry erase marker to get rid of it. What you have to do is just use a dry erase marker over the permanent marker and rub it off with a cloth. There it is, problem solved. If you do not have your hands on a dry erase marker, you can also use a pencil eraser to rub off Sharpie from plastic.

  • Clothes:

Imagine this, you have a sharpie stain on your white shirt that you have to wear two hours later for a job interview. You may feel panicked first, but there is nothing to worry about. Dab the stain by using any one of the alcohols, sanitizer, nail polish removal, hairspray, vinegar, lemon juice or toothpaste. Do keep this in mind that try to dab the stain and not rub it too much. As the more you will rub on it, the deeper it will reach into the fabrics. For delicate fabrics such as silk, nylon uses dry cleaning.

  • Wooden Surfaces:

You are sitting in your bedroom, and you spot a sharpie stain on your wooden makeup box or on the floor or on your wardrobe door. If this is the case, you can use vinegar to get rid of the permanent marker stain. Just apply a little vinegar on the stain and dab it with a piece of cloth. Repeat this process a few times, and the stain will disappear. Using peanut butter is also an effective method to get rid of sharpie stain. Using baking soda toothpaste will also remove the stain immediately.

  • Walls:

Kids have this habit of showcasing their creativities on the wall. Well if you have any such kid in your house, you should read this. Having a marker stain on the wall of your bedroom or hall will not look good. You can use a hand sanitizer to remove such a stain. Rubbing alcohol or lemon-based oil is also useful. Just keep this in mind that whatever you use doesn’t affect your wall paint. 

  • Glass:

Several glass surfaces such as windows, doors, cups, cutlery mostly have a presence in every house. If there is a stain on any such surface, then you can always use nail polish remover. Removing a stain from a glass surface would not be a big task for you. Most of the time, just by rubbing on those surfaces will remove the stain.    

The Takeaway:

By now, all your doubts about removing sharpie stains might have cleared. So the next time your kid showcases creativity on your walls or any other surface then don’t feel panicked, instead, use any of the hacks given above and save your day.

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