How to Get Black Magic Marker Off a Wood Table


Black permanent markers are useful for craft projects but easily bleed through paper, and can leave a mark on your wood. While the word "permanent" applies to paper as it quickly absorbs the marker it is less true for other surfaces. The key to effectively removing a marker stain from a wood table is by acting quickly to remove the stain, as the longer the stain is allowed to sit the harder it is to remove.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Lint-free cleaning cloth
  • Dispense a a drop of toothpaste directly onto the marker stain.

  • Wet the toothbrush, and brush the stain in a circular motion.

  • Allow the toothpaste to sit on the stain for two to three minutes, and brush the stain again with the toothbrush.

  • Dampen the cleaning cloth, and wipe the toothpaste from the table.

  • Rinse the spot on the table, and blot the wet spot to remove excess moisture.

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