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Removing Marker Like The Pros Do!


Published On: 1/1/2019

By: Chance Herriage


If you are one of the members of our community that has a child, then we are sure that you know the struggle it can be to clean up any of their artwork off of the wall. From "washable" marker to permanent marker there is a way to get everything out for you.

Clothes

Finding little lines and streaks of marker throughout your shirt and pants can become much more common when you have to work with a permanent marker on a daily basis. It is so easy to sling it into your pocket and create a big black line from your knee to the pocket.

  • Find any common hand sanitizer
  • For best results, immediately rub it on the marker

Walls

If you are one of the members of our community that has a child, then we are sure that you know the struggle it can be to clean up any of their artwork off of the wall. From "washable" marker to permanent marker there is a way to get everything out for you.

Clothes

Finding little lines and streaks of marker throughout your shirt and pants can become much more common when you have to work with a permanent marker on a daily basis. It is so easy to sling it into your pocket and create a big black line from your knee to the pocket.

  • Find any common hand sanitizer
  • For best results, immediately rub it on the marker

Walls

Walking into your home to find a masterpiece on your wall can be one of the most frustrating times of your cleaning career. On one hand, it is the work of your child, but on the other, it isn't always the most professional or glamorous piece of work.

  • Using toothpaste and a little bit of elbow grease can remove the marker pretty quickly
  • If toothpaste doesn't work use a magic eraser and scrub and the marker should come off no problem.

There are not many things that are as pleasing as seeing all of the marker being lifted right off your wall in front of your own eyes.

Carpet

The appearance of the carpet in your home can either help or hurt the overall atmosphere tremendously. It isn't always a child that accidentally leaves a streak across your carpet though. In any case that you happen to have marker on your carpet, it can easily be removed with a very common household supply.

White vinegar is used in all aspects of cleaning and is incredibly helpful in this situation. You can either apply the vinegar directly to the marker and then scrub, or you can create a mixture of white vinegar, water, and a drop or two of essential oils to leave your carpet smelling clean and fresh instead of just vinegar. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes and scrub with all your might when you think it is ready.

Wood

Whether you have hardwood floors or have wood paneling on your walls it can be an incredible heartbreak to find marker left upon your beautiful surfaces. If you have a little rubbing alcohol laying around you will be able to get the pesky marker off with little effort. It is surprisingly easy to get marker off of any wood in your home, and can transform the look of anywhere wood is installed.

It doesn't matter if you are using a super high concentration of Isopropyl alcohol, but preferably 95% or you will find yourself scrubbing for a lot longer than is really needed or justified.

Dry Erase Board

It is a common accident that many teachers or students have drug a permanent marker across the board only to realize that it wasn't a dry erase. By rubbing some dry erase marker over the permanent marker area and scrubbing. It will also help to go in the smaller sections that you would normally so that you can concentrate on a small area each time. Once you have scrubbed you can wipe it away with a paper towel and hopefully see the worry be lifted right from the board.

If your dry erase marker didn't do the trick you can try Off Spray which will work in 99% of situations that we have tested. While Off Spray works great, not everyone will want to go out to the store or order it online to get off a little line of marker. Well, you are in luck because you can also use Nail Polish Remover and it should come up with little to no problem. When using nail polish remover it doesn't even matter if the marker has been there for a long period of time as it will get just about anything off of your board.

Leather

Getting marker on your leather purses, boots or any clothing can be an absolutely terrible time. Depending on the state of the leather can determine if you will be able to get it off. The first method we suggest trying is using hair spray on a very small section, scrubbing and then wiping not allowing it to sit for a prolonged period. If hairspray doesn't work for you, we suggest trying pure grain alcohol in very very small sections at a time. It will take quite a while if you have a long line but will be completely worth it when your leather is back to its beautiful state.

Plastic

marker-on-plastic

Plastic is found all throughout our lives from the phone cases we use to the toys of our children. If you have found some marker across the faces of your children's dolls you don't have to worry. The moms and dads of our community have had many suggestions for returning the toys to their former glory.

The favorite method that we tested was using 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication. You must apply the solution to the marker, cover the area with plastic wrap and put it in direct sunlight for 4 hours. When the time has come and gone wipe away the solution and examine the work. If there is still marker go ahead and give it another treatment and allow it to sit just as you did before. Don't be surprised if it takes several treatments as it typically does take more than one, but don't get discouraged as you can definitely get the marker off of your favorite plastic amenities.

If you are wary of using the method above you can try Lysol as it works very often. Lysol will allow you to clean up the majority of the cleaning jobs you may have, but anything super strong, bold, or old will require a stronger method than Lysol.

Car Seats

It is quite common for every parent to find the marker on their beloved car seats at least once in the time of raising their children. While it can be a huge struggle there are a few methods to try before getting upset. By using the Cleaning wipes Armor All has created you will have much more luck removing the marker from your seats. The cleaning wipes have purple branding and will draw your attention immediately so you don't have to worry about missing them when you are shopping.

It may not get it out the first time that you scrub it, but by scrubbing, letting it dry and then repeating the process will eventually result in a much cleaner result than any other method that we have been able to find.

In the case that your marker is a severe case you can use Shot Spot, follow the directions very closely and it should come out with a little bit of scrubbing. Shot Spot is one of the miracle workers when it comes to getting any stains, spills, or marker out of any fibrous surface.

How We Can Help

If you have come across a job and need a little more consulting or want some expert eyes onto the area, Lubbock Maids can help you. All you have to do is call us and we will help you take care of all the hard work. If you are in the Lubbock, Texas area we can come out and make sure that everything is completely taken care of. No more having to deal with the stains as we will try every method we have tested to get the marker out of anything it may be in or on.