Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to remove Sharpie from Dry Erase Boards

When I was preparing for this little cleaning, I was on the phone with my mom telling her how excited I was to find a way to get Sharpie off the dry erase board Little Miss got for Christmas and promptly ruined. Leelee was eavesdropping and, in typical teen fashion, rolling her eyes at me.

Once I got off the phone, Leelee asked, "How did you not know how to do this? I do it in class all the time."

Apparently, they write on their dry erase boards with sharpies then remove the sharpie instead of paying attention to the teacher.

Still, it was news to me on how to do maybe it's a new trick for you, too.

I'm really quite embarrassed by how completely awful her easel looked. She had it in her room and found Danger Girl's school supplies. Little Miss didn't show me her art until it wouldn't come off.

The trick to getting the Sharpie off, is to use a dry erase marker.  Simply scribble draw over the Sharpied area with the dry erase marker and wipe off with a cloth or dry erase board eraser.

It took me less than 5 minutes to clean up this disaster.

Isn't that great? A five minute fix for removing Sharpie from a dry erase board. Too bad it takes longer than 5 minutes to remove Sharpie from pre-schoolers.

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  1. Thank you for the tip! I am moving to a new place and I have discovered MANY items that have been "Sharpied" by my darling, mischievous five year old daughter.

  2. I don't know why, but that pic of the dirty board just made me laugh. I guess it's because I am all too familiar with the damage that can be done with a sharpie marker, and picturing little hands going to town on that board is just so, so funny! I'm through that phase with my kids but my daughter's name in sharpie marker on the closet doors is a vivid memory in my mind. Great tip!

  3. I needed to know this! I'm going to do it after I comment. Thanks! I saw you on Hookin Up with HoH party. I'd love for you to hop on over and visit my site. :)



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