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
- 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.
- "Cleaning Plain & Simple"; Donna Smallin; 2006
- Mrs. Clean USA: Remove Marker Stains - Stain Removal
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