Introduction: How to Save a Dry Highlighter Lifehack

Highlighters, whether new or old, sometimes become dry. You know them, screeching on the paper, barely doing anything. Today I will show you a very simple way to save your highlighter!

Step 1: Step 1 - Notice Your Highlighter Is on the Fritz

Easy enough, you get annoying results like these:

Step 2: Setp 2- Save It!

Simply dip the tip of your highlighter in a bit of water for a few seconds (2-3 should be enough). I used my water-cooler`s drip pan for this because I was at work and did not want to colour my tea .

Step 3: Step3- Wait 10 Seconds

Wait a few more seconds (5-10) for the water to run up into the highlighter and for the tip to dry a bit (as it is now dripping).

Step 4: Step 4: Test and Enjoy!

Test it! it should now work. It should now work perfectly!

If not, I recommend the Uni Promark View highlighters (USA / Canada)

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EdmundN3 made it!(author)2017-05-15

It worked perfectly! Thanks!

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N%27TeashaB made it!(author)2017-02-27

Worked perfectly, thanks so much!

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JuliefeC made it!(author)2016-09-04

It immediately worked! Hope i had read this post sooner. I could have saved a lot of my highlighters. I just forget to put their caps back on especially when i unintentionally fell asleep while studying ??

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Brandon.1 made it!(author)2016-06-14

Ruined my highlighter.

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MakinThings made it!(author)2016-06-15

ruined a dead highlighter....?

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TrishC16 made it!(author)2016-04-12

didn't work for me. Actually made it worse. It was worth a shot though.

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Shruti13 made it!(author)2016-03-11

Worked perfectly for me !

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MakinThings made it!(author)2016-03-11

4 out of 5 so far, not bad! :P

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AronL made it!(author)2016-02-27

Didn't work for me on any of my highlighters :(

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MakinThings made it!(author)2016-02-27

They must have been very dry then!

Could it be that they are the ones filled with liquid (no sponge), and have a 1 way ball valve (kind of like a pen)? If not, and they are felt-tips, you could try setting 5ml of water in a small cup and let it sit until it soaks up, and then let it sit for a while so it spreads. If that does work though, keep in mind this will not work for ever, eventually you will run out of pigment. Let me know how it works!

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AronL made it!(author)2016-02-28

It didn't work :(

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MakinThings made it!(author)2016-02-28

that's a shame :(

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AronL made it!(author)2016-02-27

Gonna give it a try overnight. They're all felt-tip, so hopefully this will work. Thanks for getting back to me!

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Shawnpoirier24 made it!(author)2016-02-08

Ty

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MakinThings made it!(author)2016-02-08

haha, I love how it counts as a "I made it" :p

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HanhB1 made it!(author)2015-10-06

Thank you. This helped me out a lot

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MakinThings made it!(author)2015-10-06

glad it helped one person in two years ;) haha.

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nicsannac made it!(author)2015-11-02

it helped me

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MakinThings made it!(author)2016-02-08

thanks for the feedback :)

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TyrondaC made it!(author)2015-10-22

How do I get to the post

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