Introduction: Removing Permanent Marker a Cinch With Hand Sanitizer..? or Isopropanol...

Can you use Isopropyl Alcohol or even modest Hand Sanitizer to remove, Permanent Marker..? The answer is a big, fat Yes!!

Either one of these will do an amazing job of removing Permanent Marker from just about anything!! Don't believe me..? Watch this video and be Amazed!! Still if not, try it for yourself and then "Be Amazed!!" XD

Thanks for watching and if you like this video please remember to Comment, Rate and Subscribe!!


jessyratfink (author)2015-01-03

Hand sanitizer is definitely the best way! I worked at a used book store for years and we used it to take permanent marker and oil pencils off book covers. :D

Also works great when someone decides to draw all over the bathroom. :P

Haha, glad that you could remove the vandalism quite easily. It's sad that people do stuff like that.

Ruth MJ (author)2015-01-03

Thanks for such a wonderful idea (solution)

TrollFaceTheMan (author)Ruth MJ2015-01-16

No problem, glad it was helpful! :)

Chikpeas Brother (author)2014-03-13

Great lifehack!

By the way, for some reason Instructables seems to keep unsubbing me. If you don't see me as a follower it's a mistake.

XD it is fine, and thanks!

rimar2000 (author)2014-03-06

Please, leave the camera still. I'm already dizzy

I apologize but I do not have a rig to hold it yet... It is on a list of things to buy when I have the money though.

In Instructables there are many instant camera supports. You don't need to buy it.

I will see if I can find one... Mine is a little tricky though becuase I am using my phones camera...

Dustin Rogers (author)2014-03-06

Disregard my last comment. I had it backwards. Lime3D has it right. Geez. It'd been years ago that I ran into a situation with some marks on some motorcycle bodywork. I was thinking I couldn't get dry erase marker off, but now that I think of it, it was the other way around. Couldn't get the permanent marker off. Sorry for the confusion.

XD It's cool, everyone gets confused time-to-time... Thanks for commenting!

Dustin Rogers (author)2014-03-06

Dry erase marker can be removed from smooth surfaces by coloring over it with a permanent marker first, then use alcohol to remove the permanent marker. Doubtful it'd work on anything porous, but it'd probably work on that horseradish lid.

rickharris (author)2014-03-06

NOTE: Dry erase markers are impossible to remove from clothing with anything known to man (or woman)

I heard that if when at first you get it on a fabric, don't wash it and instead use a cotton ball or such soaked with Isopropyl Alcohol or Vinegar to dab the area... Picking up most of the offending Marker Ink... I don't know how well it works but maybe it can be of help...

lime3D (author)2014-03-05

Nice tip. If anyone makes the mistake of writing on a dry erase board with a permanent marker, just rub over the mark with one of the dry erase markers. The solvent in the ink will take of the permanent ink.

TrollFaceTheMan (author)lime3D2014-03-05

Good to know, thanks.

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