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How do i get black permanate marker off

a white painted wall ?

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Asked by letstalk747 at 7:53 PM on Feb. 14, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Try the magic eraser. Eventually the marker will fade, or the top layer of white paint will come off. It worked for me, and we didn't wind up having to repaint.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:55 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • try rubbing alcohol, or hairspray they both have worked for me

    Answer by princesschilly at 7:56 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I agree with the first response, i've heard those magic erasers really do work and can take off marker. Hope it works for you ;)

    Answer by IzysMomma at 7:59 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Rubbing alcohol or magic eraser

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:02 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Use a little kilz or primer over the marker to keep it from bleeding through. Then, paint that section. My husband is amazing at making a wall look like it was completely painted. He has them washed. Uses the magic erasers. Patches andy holes and uses primer and matching paint. He use to have the walls all painted antique white. Now I have them using navajo.

    I went through a period of OOPS paint and mixing my own. But he was right stick with neutral colors all basicly the same in the rentals.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:11 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • thanks guys

    Comment by letstalk747 (original poster) at 8:29 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Tear the wall down or move!!! LOL j/k Sounds silly but if you put expo marker over permanent marker it takes the perm marker off and expo wipes off easily. NOT SURE how it works on a walls surface, but it works on everything else I have used it on. (tables, flooring, cupboards)


    Answer by ABusyBee at 8:38 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • goo gone works like magic, erases it instantly

    Answer by SweetMiss at 9:01 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • The magic eraser is pretty amazing. Try it, otherwise paint over it.

    Answer by mompam at 9:19 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • magic erasers are great for anything

    Answer by gardenchic at 7:00 AM on Feb. 15, 2011

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