How to Save a Dry Highlighter Lifehack

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Introduction: How to Save a Dry Highlighter Lifehack

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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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20 Discussions

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ArshS6
ArshS6

1 year ago

Actually I read to put it in some acetone or nail polish remover ..I did it but it didn't work..but this water method work..and it gives dark color than before .

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Shruti13
Shruti13

4 years ago

Worked perfectly for me !

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 3 years ago

Nice, thanks for the picture :)

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 4 years ago

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

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EdmundN3
EdmundN3

3 years ago

It worked perfectly! Thanks!

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N'TeashaB
N'TeashaB

3 years ago

Worked perfectly, thanks so much!

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JuliefeC
JuliefeC

4 years ago

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
Brandon.1

4 years ago

Ruined my highlighter.

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 4 years ago

ruined a dead highlighter....?

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TrishC16
TrishC16

4 years ago

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

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AronL
AronL

4 years ago

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

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 4 years ago

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
AronL

Reply 4 years ago

It didn't work :(

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 4 years ago

that's a shame :(

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AronL
AronL

Reply 4 years ago

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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HanhB1
HanhB1

4 years ago

Thank you. This helped me out a lot

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 4 years ago

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

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nicsannac
nicsannac

Reply 4 years ago

it helped me

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MakinThings
MakinThings

Reply 4 years ago

thanks for the feedback :)

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TyrondaC
TyrondaC

4 years ago

How do I get to the post