Our kids would draw lines and cricles on our home doors and walls
with the parmanent markers. I am just wondering is there a way to
remove them with any kind of spray or apply some kind solution so that
they could be removed? Please advise.
Any inputs are greatly appreciated.
you might look at janitorial supply businesses in your area and
purchase a vandalism mark remover they recommend. rite-off is one
after removal and before painting the wall a kilz or bin primer must be
used to seal the stain or it will bleed thru primer and paint.
[i im wondering if the solvents in aerosol hairspray may have changed
and rendered it ineffective as a solvent remover these
days?][nailpolish remover acetone and oil, try plain acetone. 90
percent rubbing alcohol is inexpensive to try. goof off is a variety of
solvents in one can, see:
and using hairspray for removal and other tips at:
I have a friend with a 2 year old.
Both GOOF OFF and GOO GONE work, the one in the brite orange bottle is
superior according my friend who now gives a bottle of this for every
so they are prepared
I am really glad to see these many replies with in a short period of
time. I am not sure If I did mention in my previous posting but I just
see only couple of lines (one big and a small) on the wall and one more
on the white painted door. I just tried with Goo Gone but it doesn't
seem to be working. I am scared to used the GOOF OFF because it says it
could also remove latex paint. I don't want paint to be removed but
just the marker lines. Becuase we put the home for sale and I don't
want the paint to be removed and repainted on that portion of the wall
and looked repainted on that portion of the wall.
I don't know where to find and how to find janator supply store. Could
some one help me with the website and I will go find one.
Try GOOF OFF on one less visible spot. Try it you will like it.
Just spray on and wipe pretty fast so it doiesnt have time to attack
paint. its not expensive you can try it inside a closet if you want.
my friend with 2 year old used it on freshly painted room without a
There is another cleaning chemical called "Oops" usually found in hardware
It is intended to cleanup accidental paint splatters, but works pretty well
marker. You might have to repaint, because permanent marker is, well
Hairspray might work for some inks, but not for these kind of markers.
Kids and "permanent markers" do not go together. I have doubts but
you could try acetone. A shellac primer such as Kilz can be used,
You wont remove the marker without damaging the paint or even the wall
itself. That's the reason they use the word "permanent". There are
solvents that can take the marker off, but it will also take off the
Do this instead.
Take your kids to the Humane Society to get a puppy or kitten.
Bring home the puppy or kitten and leave the kids at the Humane
Society (in a cage). Enjoy your pet, and be glad the kids are gone.
Pets dont use markers on walls because they are more civilized than
Once this is accomplished, repaint the walls, using Kilz over the
marker (if necessary), before applying the finish paint.
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