How to Remove Permanent Marker From Your Whiteboard or Table

Updated: Jul 2

This quick mom-hack will help remove any permanent marker oops in just one minute with out scrubbing or tears.

"Look what I made mom!" My son was so proud of his white board masterpiece as he held what appeared to be a not-so dry erase marker in his hand. In a panic, I searched for the bleach, rubbing alcohol and every household cleaner you could imagine, but little did I know, the only thing I really needed was in a drawer nearby. Here are 2 easy steps to remove that permanent marker from your whiteboard or table in no time!

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Step 1: Use the dry erase marker to trace over the entire picture drawn using permanent marker

Step 2: Use your cloth or eraser and watch the magic happen before your eyes.

If you have any additional streaks, simply wipe them away with a damp cloth.


And Just Like that, the permanent marker is not so permanent!

In the life of a mom, we're always presented with life's little surprises. Don't panic. Always remember, for every problem, there's a solution. I hope you enjoyed this hack! What kinds of projects and activities do you use your dry erase boards for at home?