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Sharpie marker on my kitchen counters

Uggggghhhhhh- My 4 year old took a sharpie and colored on a napkin on the kitchen counter while my SO was watching her.

Yeah. Bled through. So far pledge did nothing and vinegar did nothing.

I don't know the material of the counters but I know there's a finish on them, a clear coat of sorts.

What do I try? I don't have a magic eraser in the house right now.

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Asked by staciandababy at 8:40 PM on Dec. 26, 2013 in Home & Garden

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Answers (9)
  • Get some barkeepers friend. Dampen the counter and sprinkle it on and leave it for a couple of minutes and the scrub it should come right off. It works on koolaid stains and the ink from a grocery bag or receipt too. I think it is about $1.99
    It is a powder.

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:47 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • Try alcohol.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:49 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • someone told me that nail polish remover works. not sure.

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 9:13 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • Try hairspray.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 9:22 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • Try mr clean magic eraser.

    Answer by mompam at 9:23 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • Alcohol works every time. We use it at work to remove ink stains. We have white counters.

    Answer by KTElite at 10:25 PM on Dec. 26, 2013

  • All good suggestions. And might I add, next time she's feeling artistic, Crayola Washable markers are better than Sharpies for children. Yeah, I know, hindsight is 20/20. lol ;p Hope you get it off.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:07 AM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • GoJo, or any pumice hand cleaner works, and it won't damage your counter. Just put it on a rag and rub the marks off.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:27 PM on Dec. 27, 2013

  • Rubbing alcohol.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:55 PM on Dec. 29, 2013

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