Removing permanent marker ink from marble


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Old 11-22-05, 01:58 AM
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Removing permanent marker ink from marble

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Does anyone know how to remove permanent marker pen ink from marble floor tiles that have been polished?
Please help me as my tiles are brand new and its very frustrating!

Thanks.
 
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Old 11-22-05, 08:01 AM
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you can try some rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits..try first in a corner or under something for ill effects...but permanent marker tends to be permanent...having the stone refinished may remove..but would involve stripping, sanding etc
 
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Old 11-23-05, 04:31 PM
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Marble, unfortunately is one of your more porous rock materials. That's why people go with granite, for counter tops. And yes, the idea of a permanent marker is to be permanent - like a dye. An unfortunate scenario. I can't rightly say what exactly may remove it. Perhaps nothing will, especially if it wicked in too deeply.

You could try to call up a monument (grave stone making) company. Seriously. I have done that. When I lived in Milwaukee years go, and my parents marble coffee table got stained, I called one up and they had me come down to their company and they sold me a little pouch full of white polishing powder that actually got out the stains and polished the marble to boot!

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Old 12-03-05, 11:36 AM
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Make a poultice using powder (flour, baby powder corn starch, etc.) and hydorgen peroxide. Make it the consistency of peanut butter. Apply liberally over the stain, cover with plastic (you can use saran wrap), tape the edges and poke a few holes in the top of the plastic with a pin. Let it stay there until the poultice has completely dried out. You may have to repeat this if all the ink isn't pulled out.

Permanent Marker is permanent on fibered products. Fortunately, marble isn't fibered.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 09:51 AM
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A graffiti remover may remove marker. Permanent marker tends to be difficult to remove. Rubbing alcohol or acetone may lighten stain. If using a poultice follow the instructions given and instead of using hydrogen peroxide, and oxygenating bleach, use a solvent. A marble polish will restore shine and may remove marker.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 10:02 AM
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A graffiti remover will likely have too high a pH fro marble, meaning that if the stain is removed there will be damage from the remover in it's place. Use hydrogen peroxide, either of a household strength or a salon strength. This is what I do for a living. Rubbing alcohol won't do it. Acetone is highly NOT recommended. And if you use anything too stong, a "marble polish" won't do anything for it -- nor will it remove ink. Here's the bottom line; you have three options:

1. Live with the ink stain.
2. Go ahead and call a restoration pro to remove the stain for you.
3. Follow my instructions (a restoration/repair pro) or follow someone else's instructions and end up calling me anyway to come repair the damage you've done that is now worse than the ink stain.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 10:06 AM
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Stone Care International has an ink stain remover that is a poultice and requires mixing only with water rather than solvent. For permanent marker on marble they recommend: "Permanent magic marker stain can be removed with acetone mixed with SCIís PPP Plain Poultice Powder."

http://www.stonecare.com/shop/browse...a0e282a74f36b3
 
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Old 03-22-10, 12:06 PM
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Long story short, we had permanent marker bleed from the back of a piece of 3/4 inch thick marble base tile right after installation during our brand new bath remodel.
We only had to try ONE suggestion, because it worked to remove like magic to remove the permanent marker!

We used 'david edwards' poultice mix:
(from 12/03/05 Post: Make a poultice using powder (flour, baby powder corn starch, etc.) and hydorgen peroxide. Make it the consistency of peanut butter. Apply liberally over the stain, cover with plastic (you can use saran wrap), tape the edges and poke a few holes in the top of the plastic with a pin. Let it stay there until the poultice has completely dried out. You may have to repeat this if all the ink isn't pulled out.)

By taking the pro's advice, we avoided having to remove the tile (a HUGE mess, time, material waste, cost, etc.). Try this FIRST. I hope it works for you!!! Thanks!
 
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Old 04-24-12, 08:42 PM
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I had purple marker pen marks on my marble table. Applied some SoftScrub (available at any supermarket) to the stains and let it sit for 8 hours, then wiped the dried poultice away with a clean wet sponge. Stain was 90% gone. A second treatment eliminated the stains without harming the surface of the table.
 
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I just used David Edwards poultice for new red magic marker marks on marble.........it had only been there for a day. I used all-purpose flour and hydrogen peroxide, made to the consistency of peanut butter as he advised. I spread it over the area, covered it with plastic wrap, taped it down, poked holes in it with a pin. I only left it on overnight, so it wasn't dried out. ( I wanted to see if it worked, and the marks hadn't been there but a short time.) The marks were GONE!!!
I would definitely try this "home remedy" before any others. I didn't like the idea of using solvents......and he is a professional.
Thank you, David Edwards!!
 
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Old 08-21-13, 12:14 PM
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Use Bleach or Hydrogen Peroxide....
 
 

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