How to Remove Permanent Marker from Plastic

Easy DIY tips for removing sharpie or permanent marker from plastic.

Removing Permanent Marker from Plastic

 

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Sharpie and permanent marker stains are no fun to remove from any surface! Here are my favorite tips to remove permanent marker from plastic. 

 

Use a Dry Erase Marker

 

Dry erase markers are great for removing permanent marker or sharpie marks from plastic. Color over the permanent marker on the plastic with the dry erase marker, then wipe off with a soft microfiber cloth. Repeat if necessary, until the marker stain is removed. 

 

Use Glass Cleaner

 

Try using glass cleaner to remove permanent marker from hard plastic. Spray affected area with glass cleaner and wipe with a paper towel. Repeat if necessary.

 

Use a Magic Eraser

 

I still remember when Magic Erasers first came out. They are miracle workers!  Dampen a Magic Eraser sponge and wipe the permanent marker stain in a circular motion until the stain is gone. If you don’t see results right away don’t give up, it might take a few minutes. 

 

Use Rubbing Alcohol

 

Rubbing alcohol will often work to remove permanent marker stains from surfaces like plastic. Dampen a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, then gently rub the stain until it is removed.

 

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

 

Make a paste out of baking soda and vinegar and rub it on the affected area. Wipe off with a damp cloth.

 

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