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How do I remove black sharpie from wall?

Today my 2 year old got ahold of a Sharpie and did some pretty awesome artwork on our walls.
Anyone have any tips on getting it off easily?

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Asked by Jenpdxs at 4:23 AM on May. 25, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Have you tried a magic eraser?

    Answer by genagina at 4:27 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • try the mr. clean eraser good luck :)

    Answer by shanesmom24 at 4:30 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • Try hand sanitizer, it worked on my walls and my furniture.


    Answer by sweetangie79 at 4:52 AM on May. 25, 2011


    Answer by plclemo at 5:24 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • My friend's daughter did something similar and she was told to take the sharpie and go over the markings and while it's still wet wipe it off. It actually worked (I can't remember if it was 100% or not, but it made a huge difference)

    Answer by elliesmum06 at 6:00 AM on May. 25, 2011

  • I would try a magic eraser first
    If that doesn't work try a dry erase marker over the top (sounds weird I know!) Start with just a little spot in case it doesn't work... but on white boards if someone writes with a permanent marker you can erase it with a dry erase marker... it takes it off some how!

    Answer by AmiJanell at 2:54 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I found this stuff at the Dollar Tree called Totally Awesome. It does live up to it's name. I used that with the Magic Eraser and it got most of it off. Still working on it. Thanks for the tips ladies.

    Comment by Jenpdxs (original poster) at 5:30 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Also try the totally awesome orange. We use that and vinegar to clean everything in my house.

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 11:35 PM on May. 25, 2011

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