How to Get Permanent Marker Off of a Plastic Folder

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Introduction: How to Get Permanent Marker Off of a Plastic Folder

In this instructable i will show you how to get permanent marker off of a plastic folder.

Step 1: Materials

-dry erase marker (black)
-warm water
-paper towel 

Step 2:

Color over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker.

Step 3:

Soak the paper towel with warm water. Then wipe the dry erase marker off .

Step 4: Done

The permanent marker should wipe off with the dry erase marker! If it only comes off half way repeat  steps 2 3 and 4.

Step 5: Test

I tested how it would look with the dry erase marker trick and just regular soap and water. Check out the results below. 

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Tryed nail polish remover, it works!

I find that spraying a little WD 40 onto a paper towel works very well also.

With minimal effort the marker comes off extremely well

I did it on a hard plastic cup and it worked like magic! Thank-you so much for your awesome idea.

Does it have to be black dry erase marker

I used a blue one, did not have the black. See my note above. The stain came out but not like magic!

I tried it on marked ziplock bags and Formica countertop. Worked ok, but did not remove the mark completely. I then applied baking soda paste to pith with gentle rubbing, marks were completely gone. So was the white part of Ziplock label! You can still write over the bag, just does not look as pretty. Thank you for confirming that nothing is permanent:(

This worked really well for me! Thanks!

I like the side by side comparison