How to Save a Dry Highlighter Lifehack





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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Worked perfectly for me !


Nice, thanks for the picture :)

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

It worked perfectly! Thanks!

Worked perfectly, thanks so much!

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 ??

Ruined my highlighter.

ruined a dead highlighter....?

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

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