Bring a Dried Out Marker Back to Life!





Introduction: Bring a Dried Out Marker Back to Life!

have you ever left a marker out and realized it, when it was already too late? heres a simple quick fix on how to bring it back to life!

Step 1: Get Your Materials.

all you need is

1. dried out marker
2. wooden stick (optional)
3. mini baster thing... (optional)
4. white vinegar

the stick or the baster are to get a specific drop of white vinegar you don't want too much because that could delude the ink...

Step 2: Put Some Vinagar in the Cap.

just a little

Step 3: Get a Drop

i used the dowel because i didn't want to break a sterile pack.. hehe.. so go ahead and be my guest if you want to use a dropper. all you need is one drop and put it on the dry felt tip..

Step 4: Rejoice!!!!!

this is your finished product! its works awesome..

if you need help or tips.. or something wasn't clear just tell me.. glad to help!!



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    I just bought some papermate flair pens and one came dried out. Do you think this could fix it?

    I hate it when my ink is deluded!

    Didnt work and I had one disappointed 3 yr old ?

    Please if you do have copics, don't use this method. It may work for sharpies but it does completely ruin the copics

    For the person who asked about how to revive a glue stick, I've been doing this for years. Take the glue stickand twist it down as far as it will go. Put a few drops of water on top or along the sides, put the cap back oon, and let it sit overnight. Sometimes I set it in a bowl in case it leaks any. Don't put too much water or it turns into a gooey mess, but a few drops, given time to soak in to the solid mass, will usually revive it so that I can use it right down to the end and not waste my money. Now if I could just get my husband to stop throwing away ones that he thinks are no good and to give them to me to revive instead!

    does this work for gel markers & glitter pens? i haven't used mine for over a year & all of them won't work...they have lots of gel

    I haven't tried this yet but I have the same problem you do & found this website.

    I dipped the sharpie tip in the vinegar. At first it didn't help at all. I dipped it again. Still no help. Then I decided to close the cap and let it stay like that for a while. After waiting 10 minutes or less, the marker worked perfectly! Thanks!

    Does this work on Copic markers? Do you know?