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How can I get sharpie marker off the wall?

I have tried bleach, mr. clean magic eraser, and even toothpaste.

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Asked by via86 at 9:53 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • paint over it with Kilz paint,then repaint with wall color

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:54 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • You will need to get some paint for spot painting.

    Answer by gemgem at 9:54 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • :( I can't paint... it's an apartment that don't allow that

    Comment by via86 (original poster) at 9:57 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • try a mr clean magic eraser. not sure if it'll work but its worth a try. i also use a baby wipe to get it off my kids when they get into mine so you might can try that too.

    Answer by jbond83 at 10:14 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I don't know if it'll work, but it does take A LOT of marks off Our walls, which are white (We rent, can't paint).

    Answer by -AJ at 10:15 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • you could try goo gone

    Answer by laura970 at 10:23 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Maybe clorox

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 10:29 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • If it's not coming off with the Magic Eraser, your only other option is exactly what butterflyblue said. You MUST use Kilz or it will just show through once the paint dries. I find the spray paint Kilz works well, especially if it's a textured wall. Go get a color match for the paint at Home Depot or Lowe's.....they'll never know the difference. If you don't fix it, they will charge you for painting the whole place.


    Answer by banana-bear at 10:40 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I would try nail polish remover. It takes off everything. It might ruin the paint, too. But it's already ruined.GL!

    Answer by Inloveagain at 12:22 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • If you can't get it off with magic eraser you're down to painting over it. The only other option is to try bathroom cleaner with bleach in it, sometimes that with the magic eraser will take if off. The house we bought has sharpie all over the master bedroom and the bathroom cleaner lightened it and so did the magic eraser, but it's still there. We're going to have to paint over it.

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:19 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

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