Painting over Permanant Marker


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Old 07-15-06, 04:39 PM
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Painting over Permanant Marker

I'm repainting my daughters bedroom that has stencils outlined in permanent black marker.............does Home Depot sell a product that I can paint over this and then re-apply my new paint color ??
 
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a good priimer should cover it .
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try magic erasers to take the marker off , Ive had good luck with them removing permant marker on other materils .
 
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Nope...........tries 3 coats of primer and it still seeps thru..........
 
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Old 07-15-06, 06:10 PM
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You have found the one thing that pro painters are willing to kill anybody from one of the other trades over. Permanent marker is miserable to cover successfully.

I am an electrician, although not one that has done this mortal sin of construction but if I remember correctly Kilz is the paint of choice to stop the bleed through although I am not sure of what type of Kilz they use exactly. Hopefully one of the painters that post here will catch on to this and lend some advice.
 
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Hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover works. I don't know about doing these things now as you've primed 3 times now though.

I just tested (right now) permanent marker on my wall to test (which is white semi-gloss), let it dry and used nail polish remover and it came off easily.
 
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There's only one thing I trust to block magic marker:

It's a shellac-based product, so plenty of fresh air and a respirator are suggested
 
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Originally Posted by DIYaddict
Hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover works. I don't know about doing these things now as you've primed 3 times now though.

I just tested (right now) permanent marker on my wall to test (which is white semi-gloss), let it dry and used nail polish remover and it came off easily.
Thx for your suggestions...........tried the nail polish remover but definately will be too much work.......the first wipe takes off the primer, second wipe took the new paint color off (since I thought that painting it over would work), and then finally the third wipe starts to take the permanent marker off...................I was looking for a special paint that I could just apply over it and then maybe re-prime and then paint.............will try slickshifts suggestion tomorrow..............
 
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Originally Posted by future
...will try slickshifts suggestion tomorrow....
You can seal the marker spots with the BIN, then just paint over, no need to prime over it....though technically you could
I haven't ever, not that I recall

If you use a brush, get a throw-away
BIN is tough stuff to clean up
(Ammonia or mineral spirits)
The spray can is good for spots
 
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Originally Posted by slickshift
You can seal the marker spots with the BIN, then just paint over, no need to prime over it....though technically you could
I haven't ever, not that I recall

If you use a brush, get a throw-away
BIN is tough stuff to clean up
(Ammonia or mineral spirits)
The spray can is good for spots

Great info slick............can I purchase this at Home Depot ? And do you think I could get away with applying the Zinsser and paint on the same day ?
 

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I don't know
If HD doesn't have it, the local paint shop or hardware store will

Zinsser's BIN is what you are looking for if you have to make phone calls
It's pretty common though
It should not be hard to find

...ah, the website has a where to buy
Maybe this will help
http://www.zinsser.com/WhereToBuy.asp
 
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And do you think I could get away with applying the Zinsser and paint on the same day ?
Yes
The same hour actually
Zinsser says 45 minutes
I do much less all the time
 
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I agree with slickshift. Oil base primer is sometimes effective but pigmented shellac always works [imo any brand will do] Latex will never seal/cover marker ink.
 
 

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