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Help! My little girl has doodled on the wardrobe with permanent marker pen

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Rosarosae Tue 13-May-14 18:52:47

What can I do? It is a Sharpies black pen and it's all over a white wardrobe door. Any ideas?

Tallypet Tue 13-May-14 18:56:30

Mix some bicarb and toothpaste, smear onto stain and then scrub off.
My DH used permanent marker on dry wipe board about 6 months ago and I only got to cleaning it yesterday and it's all gone.
Or WD40

TedGlen Tue 13-May-14 18:58:58

Nail varnish remover is worth a try. Hope it comes off.

SueDNim Tue 13-May-14 18:59:13

It will probably be soluble in a solvent other than water. So perhaps meths, nail polish remover, vodka, WD40 etc.

Chopsypie Tue 13-May-14 18:59:59


TittyBojangles Tue 13-May-14 18:59:59

Alcohol hand rub stuff works.

avoiretre Tue 13-May-14 19:00:05

Have you tried white spirit? Works for most things like this.

GeraldineFangedVagine Tue 13-May-14 19:01:47


tethersend Tue 13-May-14 19:07:01


kansasmum Tue 13-May-14 20:11:40

Antibacterial hand gel will get it off.

jamaisjedors Tue 13-May-14 20:25:18

magic eraser

Rosarosae Tue 13-May-14 20:57:35

Thank you all! Haven't tried all your ideas yet but the one thing I've tried so far is the toothpaste, which worked quite well. Some bits didn't shift, though, so I'll try the hand gel ( who'd knew?) and a few of the other recommendations tomorrow. Thank you, thank you, thank you - I thought nothing would remove the stuff!! It did take me 40 mins as there was so much of it, but at least it can be done!! Xx

specialsubject Wed 14-May-14 10:03:42

if it is permanent marker on a dry wipe board, going over it with a dry wipe marker works. (common problem in teaching places..)

might work on your wardrobe?

MrsCakesPremonition Wed 14-May-14 10:08:53

Wet wipes are good for stripping most stuff which makes me wonder about what they do to skin.

snowgirl1 Wed 14-May-14 10:10:32

Magic eraser (and some elbow grease) got the permanent marker off the six (yes, six) kitchen cabinets that DD drew on with permanent marker

madamginger Wed 14-May-14 10:10:42

I used meths for cleaning a white worktop at work and its magic for cleaning off pen marks.

Evoke Wed 14-May-14 22:15:07

My son said you can get rid of this with a plain marker, think its called a window marker. Hairspray works also. My son is marker mad.

MaryPoppinsBag Tue 03-Jun-14 17:55:02

My DS who was 4 at the time wrote our names on our bedroom door in permanent marker. And I found that it came of with one of those magic eraser sponges. I had to scrub quite hard and the sponge disintegrated but it came off.

Andythejoiner Tue 03-Jun-14 21:19:28

Turbintine works every time

Chatelaine123 Tue 03-Jun-14 22:59:27

If all else fails, cover it with a beautiful drawing by your DD!

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