How to Remove Permanent Marker Stains From Wood

Hand sanitizers are not just for maintaining proper hand hygiene. They also come in handy for removing permanent marker stains on a wood surface.

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Permanent Marker Solution

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers do a good job of removing permanent marker ink. They reactivate the ink, allowing you to easily wipe the stain off. Cover the entire ink stain with hand sanitizer. Let it sit for about 30 seconds and then wipe off the ink with a soft rag. Plus, check out these Secret Cleaning Tips From the Pros.

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How to remove the stain:

  1. Cover the ink stain with hand sanitizer. Use enough hand sanitizer to cover the stain entirely.
  2. Scrub at the stain with a paper towel to remove the loosened ink. Continue until the stain is gone.
  3. Wipe off any leftover hand sanitizer.
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