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how to remove permanent marker from painted walls????????

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I have tried the magic eraser, rubbing alcohol, gonzo, some other clothes stain thing for magic markers. Any clues???????


Not sure WHERE the marker came from but my daughter managed to climb on something to reach over the gate and get it off my kitchen table...... and wrote ALL up and down my walls!!!!!!!!!!! ( I work from home and make sure they cant' get into things and it is safe and I can hear them when working)......
post #2 of 19
Mr.Clean Magic Eraser?
post #3 of 19
Have you tried Goo Gone. I've never tried it for marker, but it seems to work for everything else. If that doesn't work, sounds like you may need some touch-up paint.
post #4 of 19
You might have to repaint them I can't think of anything that will tackle permanant marker
post #5 of 19
I have a lot of faith in Motsenbocker's specialized cleaning products they have one for pen/markers/graffiti.
You could try this forum for more advice:
http://forum.doityourself.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6
I've always gotten lots of helpful advice here.
post #6 of 19
Try Nail Polish Remover
post #7 of 19
My lovely daughter did this to my brand new painted walls and wodden coffee table I used this stuff called BULLY II it did the job! I just sprayed it on and waited about 3 min and no hard scrubbing at all. This stuff works wonders on walls stoves floors bathrooms its a life saver!
post #8 of 19
No suggestions here...except repainting.
post #9 of 19
Try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I work at a daycare center part of the week, and we're constantly using those to clean up after the kids. I would test it on a small part of the wall first to make sure it doesn't bother any pain or wallpaper you may have. If it doesn't bother anything then go ahead and use it. If it does, i would just get a hardware place to match the paint you already have and repaint it. Hope that helps .
post #10 of 19
Yeah, I think it has to be MR. CLEAN magic eraser... the knock off brands won't work. I had a black scuff mark on my wall, and the Mr. Clean eraser worked so well it actually lightened up the paint. Then I just took a crumpled up paper towel, dipped it in the left over paint I had in the basement from when we 1st painted, and dabbed it over & over till it blended in. It worked like a charm! Good Luck!!!
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
where can I find Bully II??????


ok heard hairspray tried that in one spot and it lightened it but that was about it. I did try the MR. CLEAN eraser and it wouldn't touch it. and it was FRESH then.


Looked for goo gone today and couldn't find it in Walmart (new one so not sure where things are)


we still have paint for it since we just painted it not that long ago and it needed one more coat. now thinking we may have to kitz most of it all over and do it again. UGH! the crayon and pens and pencils that she finds come off easy. WE only buy her the crayola ones that only write on the paper but others used to get her other things and we would take them away but she always managed to hide a few that we never found yet she breaks them out here and there. or my oldest will leave a pen or pencil around or the 3 yr old will go in the oldests room and take them and draw smiley faces all over our walls. but that comes off easy!
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom
Have you tried Goo Gone. I've never tried it for marker, but it seems to work for everything else. If that doesn't work, sounds like you may need some touch-up paint.
I dripped brown hair dye on my bathroom wall near the toilet. It looked like a poo streak!!! And the walls are a flower pattern paper! It didn't come clean so I purchased some little jars of craft paints and mixed so the colors matched exactly. I have one extremely picky friend named Jet, and it passed the Jet-test!

If nothing else suggested works, try painting the areas!
post #13 of 19
Also, be sure the child who colored on the walls is the one to "clean" up the mess. Even if she can't get it clean, be sure to have her take responsability to try to correct her mistake.

My baby sister used to color on the wall and sign her name! In time, the three year old WILL grow up, so don't despair!
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
Becki---- I know TOO well they grow up and what they grow into (teenagers. LOL) I have a 14 yr old too. and my 3 yr old (that did it) will be MORE than happy to help clean it up too. LOL
post #15 of 19
Your kids are 11 years apart?!? JK! Mine have a 16-1/2 year span, from 23 to 6!
post #16 of 19
Try Mean Green.. you can find it at just about any store...I get it at the Dollar Store for $2... I have a 4 yr old who loves to color... This stuff works and doesnt take the paint off
post #17 of 19
Rubbing alcohol removes permanent marker. (May not want the 3 year old to help with that clean up, though ). At least it always removed permanent marker from used CD and cassette cases.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Rubbing alcohol removes permanent marker. (May not want the 3 year old to help with that clean up, though ). At least it always removed permanent marker from used CD and cassette cases.
that's what i've always had the best luck with. if the surface is porous, like a matte paint finish, it's very difficult to get it completely removed, however. you'll probably have to repaint - sorry!
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
tried rubbing alcohol. No luck. gotta get more things to try. UGH! we will end up painting the walls again but was hoping to get most of it off until we had time to do that.



Becki---- LOL 2nd marriage thing here. But yup have a 14 yr old, 3 yr old and 17 mo. old. and DONE.
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