How to Get Permanent Marker Off of a Plastic Folder

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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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    12 Discussions

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    Joymacneish

    Tip 8 months ago on Introduction

    I used acetate nail pads for immediate removal of the permanent marker. Followed with a clean cloth to remove the dampness.

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    Amelia Banasiak

    11 months ago

    Since I didn't have a dry erase marker, I used baking soda. By just adding water and rubbing it on it came off very slowly.

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    ArtisticM

    1 year ago

    Tryed nail polish remover, it works!

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    zfurman

    2 years ago

    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

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    LeifC2

    2 years ago

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

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    KiraS3Rerezhang

    Reply 3 years ago

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

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    KiraS3

    3 years ago

    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:(