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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cleaning-Removing Permanent Marker


How to removed permanent marker from EVERYTHING


This was the most timely pin I think I've ever needed! I pinned this image, and the next day there was a huge permanent marker grid on the wall that would not wash off.



First, I tried the hairspray and it didn't do anything.  So I tried some toothpaste, and with hard scrubbing it started to come off.  I had to scrub each part with a washcloth and toothpaste (I used Crest Pro Health which is kind of gritty anyway so it worked well).  It took a long time, and I couldn't have the perpetrator clean it because he couldn't scrub hard enough. I had him clean the floor and baseboards while I cleaned up his "drawing". 



It eventually came off (for the most part...luckily it is a pretty dark hallway). I'm glad I found this pin just in time! Hopefully I won't need it for any of the other areas! 

8 comments:

  1. I wish I had known this when teaching! I never will forget the day I wrote in Sharpie, not white board markers!

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    1. Oh no!!! I bet the kids loved that! ;-)

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  2. Hi, I also with I've known before when my nephew ruined some leather settee. It's funny that when I moved to England (long time ago :) ) from Argentina I seemed to have forgotten people using toothpaste for a lot of other things.

    I love your blog, I think you should publish a kindle eBook or similar with all these wonderful tips

    Happy New Year to you

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    1. I didn't know there were so many other used for toothpaste! :-) Thanks for the encouragement! Compiling these might be something to look into sometime down the road! Thanks for the comment!

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    2. I would totally read a compilation post about uses for toothpaste.

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    3. I just saw that you can clean the discolored film on your headlights with toothpaste! The before and after pictures were crazy!

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  3. This is awesome! There are so many things on Pinterest where I want to know if it works, but don't have the time or inclination to test it myself. I'll have to remember this or come back to it in the future.

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    1. Yes! Please do! You can like my FB page and see when I post new things (button is on top right side of the the blog). I've only have one REALLY bad fail so far (dried strawberries). Thanks for reading!

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