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How do you get sharpie marker out of linolium floor?

My nephew got ahold of a sharpie marker and drew all over the kitchen floor with it any ideas on how to get it out?

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Asked by Callens_Momma at 2:38 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Nail polish remover (the kind with acetone)

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 2:40 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I would try nail polish remover or paint thinner...

    Answer by LovinKayla at 2:40 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Rubbing alcohol should take permanent marker off

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 2:41 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • you have to be careful. all of the above can ruin the finish on the floor. Start with a magic eraser and go from there.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:43 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Just use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser...they work like a charm on any persistent stain! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:43 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Use the rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. It removes Sharpie and regular ink!

    Answer by WoodWitch at 2:44 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Mr. clean magic eraser- took black permanent Sharpie off my dining room table!

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 2:55 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Soft Scrub

    Answer by kenzie07 at 4:00 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Anything with acetone in it will ruin the floor in addition to removing the marker. I'd personally go with the Magic Eraser or some baking soda with water and a little 'elbow grease' even the soft scrub is a good idea. But rubbing alcohol, and nail polish remover will remove the finish of the floor and ruin it.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:04 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Sol-U-Mel - I have used it to remove sharpie marks off tile, counter tops and upholstery - all- natural - I have 3 kids and way too many pets - I cannot live without this product! It also kills dust mites :)

    Answer by Dew1 at 12:56 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

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