Removing permanent marker feels like an impossible task to many people. After all, it is permanent, right? However, there are ways to remove these unsightly marks for good. Here are three tips on how to remove permanent marker from your walls.
Nail Polish Remover
There are many uses for nail polish remover, and this includes removing permanent marker from your walls. Start by pouring a small amount of nail polish remover onto a clean paper towel. You are going to blot the area to loosen the stain, and then you are going to rub the stain to remove it. Use a wet paper towel to wipe off any leftover residue.
If you do not want to use nail polish remover on your wall, especially if it is a painted wall, you can remove the marker with white toothpaste. You are going to start by applying a small amount to the stain, and then let the toothpaste sit on the stain for several minutes. Next, use an old, dry toothbrush to scrub the marker off the wall. You can remove any leftover toothpaste with a clean, damp paper towel.
Baking soda is another easy, affordable way to remove permanent marker from your walls. Start by placing a small amount of baking soda onto a damp sponge. Gently rub the sponge over the stain in a circular motion and rinse off the area. You may need to repeat the process a few times, but it is an effective way to remove the marker.
If you are worried about getting ink on your hands, throw on a pair of rubber gloves while cleaning the walls.
The next time you notice permanent marker on your wall, use one of the above tips, and those marks will be gone before you know it.