The Wonders of Removing Sharpie

We have all wanted to remove a sharpie mark in the past, and for those of you who did not succeed….


Removing sharpie on plastic is probably the easiest out of them all. All you need is some nail polish remover, with or without acetone is fine. (You can also do the remover pads) If you don’t have pads, just soak a paper towel in nail polish remover. With your paper towel, rub across the plastic. It should show signs of coming off immediately. Viola!


…This may be the hardest to remove, why? Wood is very dry. The marker gets absorbed into the wood immediately. I have used Bleach, because you do not want to harm the wood with nail polish remover. Soaking the smeared area with bleach for about an hour should definitely reduce the mark. Do NOT rub, in my experience this just makes the wood absorb the mark even more.


This is again, very difficult due to the dryness of the material. But not impossible. Your best bet is to soak the material in HOT water, you can also add in soaking powder, and spray the marked area with a stain removal spray.

I hope this has helped, good luck with your sharpie stains! If you have any questions or comments, please reply in the comment section  below. To subscribe to The Blue Eyed Crafter, hit the follow button on your lower right hand corner.

Yours Truly, The Blue Eyed Crafter




2 thoughts on “The Wonders of Removing Sharpie

  1. I have found that the best way to remove permanent ink from cloth is to spray it with hair spray. Works for me every time.


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