I have a black permanent marker scribble on my wallpaper. The wallpaper is in the bathroom. My 3 year old got a hold of a black marker and drew on it. I need to remove the black permanent marker from the wallpaper but I do not want to damage the wallpaper itself. Can you tell me how to remove the marker off of the wallpaper with no damage to the wallpaper?
The product you will need to use to remove the permanent marker will mostly depend on the type and quality of the wallpaper. EXAMPLE: Is wallpaper vinyl paper or has a plastic coating?
Whatever type of wallpaper you have that needs to be cleaned of marker or ink, the product we recommend to use to remove a permanent marker from ANY wallpaper is called Motsenbocker’s lift off #3. It works best on all wallpaper types. If you want to try some household products see the list below…
You can also try these other 10 items that you may have around the house:
THE METHODS BELOW WILL ALSO WORK ON DOORS AND PAINTED WALLS!
1 – Hand Sanitizer
2 – Lemon Extract
3 – Pink Eraser
4 – Nail Polish Remover
5 – WD-40 (will likely stain the wallpaper)
6 – Gum Eraser
7 – Ink Eraser (opaque and white in color)
8 – Rubbing Alcohol
9 – Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
10 – Hairspray
BONUS – Colgate Toothpaste (white not gel)
Grease on wallpaper? For grease on wallpaper, try stale white bread!
When using any liquid or gel type to remove the black sharpie marker stain, spray or dap a small amount on a cotton ball or q-tip and apply to the marker stain.
(NOTE: Use caution as some products can damage the wallpaper – Use products lightly and test in a non visible area first)
If no household items are removing the marker from the wallpaper and you are willing to purchase a multi-use product, use Motsenbocker’s lift off #3:
It is a pen, ink, marker and graffiti remover. Removes permanent marker, ballpoint pen, highlighter, stamp pad and fountain pen inks. Removes nail polish and correction fluid from clothing, dry-erase boards and countertops. It is Water-based.
Motsenbocker’s lift off #3…
– Removes nail polish and correction fluid from clothing, dry-erase boards and countertops.
– Works on Applicable Material: Ceramic, Porcelain, Wood, Cotton, Nylon, and Wool.
– Chemical Compound: Water Based.
– Works on Stain Types: Fountain Pen Ink, Graffiti, Highlighter, Ballpoint Pen, Ink, Permanent Marker, and Stamp Pad.
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