Magic Marker stains on flat painted walls


Old 11-18-19, 06:34 PM
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Magic Marker stains on flat painted walls

What do you use to remove magic marker and crayon on flat painted walls?
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Old 11-18-19, 06:41 PM
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Magic marker is usually permanent. Denatured alcohol will usually remove crayon. Even if you remove it, flat paint will need to be repainted / touched up.
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Just about any scrubbing of flat paint will burnish it to a sheen and most solvents which can affect the marker will affect the wall. Alcohol is typically a good solvent for ink while mineral spirits might be a better choice for the crayon but you could try the alcohol as well. Regardless, I would be ready with an oil based sealing primer and expect to be painting.
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Magic marker ink is some of the hardest ink to seal. I'd try washing off what I could and then seal the ink with pigmented shellac [BIN] some times it takes 2 coats of BIN.

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