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gem_mommie
Okay Ladies - Tips and Tricks?
November 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Any tips/tricks/solutions to getting black ink pen/sharpie pen off of light, finished wood? I don't want to strip the finish or damage the wood.

Also - what about getting the same out of carpet and off of wood finished with like a white paint?

When it first happened I was able to get some off with Clorox cleaning wipes - but there's a good amount left. It's lighter, but it's definitely there. I have no clue what to try. Ideas?

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  • Janet
    by Janet
    November 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM

     Sorry wish I could help. I can't wait to hear the answers though.

  • gem_mommie
    November 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    Thanks - Me too. My 2yo went through a phase where he'd just draw on ANYTHING if he could get his hands on a pen/marker/crayon. Drove me crazy! Lol. I thought id gotten all of those out of reach and then he went into his sister's room and into a drawer and happened to find a single black marking pen and just went to every piece of wooden furniture in her room and marked on it. Just a few big circles/scribbles on each one. Then across the wall and the carpet. That's what I get for taking a shower w/an 20month old, right? Lol. ;)
  • gem_mommie
    November 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    Bump for answers!
  • splatz
    by splatz
    November 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    For the wood parts try toothpaste, the white kind not gel if you have it. That should be easier on the wood. Let it sit for a few minutes then scrub it with an old toothbrush.
  • splatz
    by splatz
    November 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    Also mr clean magic eraser works pretty good. Ive gotten dry erase marker out of clothes before with rubbing alcohol. I bet it would work the same with carpet. Just keep blotting it with a white towel. You may be able to scrub with a toothbrush. But I would be afraid that may push it further in.
  • gem_mommie
    November 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM

     Oh wow, I would never have thought of that. I'm hoping I have all white toothpaste someplace in the house so I can try it today! Thank you, I'll definitely let you know. :)

    Quoting splatz:

    For the wood parts try toothpaste, the white kind not gel if you have it. That should be easier on the wood. Let it sit for a few minutes then scrub it with an old toothbrush.

     

  • Pammi86
    by Pammi86
    November 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Sorry no idea! : /

  • splatz
    by splatz
    November 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I've heard that the gel kind does work, its just not as good. But it doesn't hurt to try with both! I have a 2 year old terror so I have learned some tricks to get stains out haha.

    Search pinterest for ideas too!

    Quoting gem_mommie:

     Oh wow, I would never have thought of that. I'm hoping I have all white toothpaste someplace in the house so I can try it today! Thank you, I'll definitely let you know. :)

    Quoting splatz:

    For the wood parts try toothpaste, the white kind not gel if you have it. That should be easier on the wood. Let it sit for a few minutes then scrub it with an old toothbrush.

     


  • SlapItHigh
    November 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Have you tried magic eraser?

  • Bethy16
    by Bethy16
    November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM
    Magic eraser
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