Any tips on getting out felt pen marks?

April 19, 2007 12:50pm CST
My 2 year old has been a devil today and has drawn in felt pen on my wooden desk and on my radiator. Does anyone know what I can use to get these marks out?
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@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
21 Apr 07
Child - Childern do become quite active and may with or without intention may do certain things. This action can at time become a challenge.
Try this; use a white board marker (the one that you can rub off) to run over the permanent marking and rub off with a dry cloth. It might just work. I have tried this and it worked. Good luck.
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I would try the Mr Clean Magic sponge. If you have not tried them you will LOVE 'em!
@crackhead (1826)
• India
19 Apr 07
Fresh stains are easier to remove than old ones. Ink- Felt Pen May be impossible to remove. Apply Stain Out and rub on detergent. Repeat as necessary. Use Clorox liquid bleach and detergent in hottest water. That may work i guess.
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I would try soft scrub. Put it on the marker and let it sit there for about 10 minutes before trying to scrub it off. I have found that Soft Scrub takes off many markings that other cleaners won't touch. If that doesn't work, try mr clean magic eraser. I haven't ever tried this myself, but have heard great things about it.
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@semak76 (187)
• United States
19 Apr 07
not sure how well it will work on the wooden desk, but try a magic eraser. I was actually able to get permanent marker off my son's bedroom wall with it, took a while, not one wipe and gone, but with a little elbow grease on tough stains, seems to get just about everything...good luck
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• New Zealand
22 Mar 09
Hi, I had a rimu table with black permanent felt pen on it & after a search on the net I tried toothpaste, especially if it has lemon or sodium in it. It worked like magic, just put the toothpaste onto the wood and gently rub with an old toothbrush or paper towel. Its fantastic, takes a few minutes and a bit of elbow grease, but its all gone and the varnish wasn't touched.
3 Jun 07
I swear by nail polish remover to remove almost every stain. Also, eye-make up remover can work wonders. I use "Ultrabland" by Lush, as they are all natural and anti-animal testing. It is really creamy and smells nice, which is always a bonus. There is no need for methylated spirits here :D x