How to remove sharpie stain?

Old 09-08-14, 07:14 PM
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How to remove sharpie stain?


My son wrote with a sharpie magic marker on the doors of a base cabinet in the kitchen. The doors are made of solid wood with oil based stain.

Is there any hope of removing it? I tried mineral spirit, no luck.

Old 09-08-14, 08:34 PM
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Saturate a rag with equal parts of lighter fluid and isopropyl(rubbing) alcohol.
The combination of a water based and oil based cleaner will dissolve the sharpie.
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Naptha is generally the best solvent for permanent markers. Charcoal starting fluid contains it as well as one of the commercial removers but I can never recall which - Goof Off or Goo Gone, I believe.

Others have reported success going back over the area with a marker to re-wet the ink, which makes it easier to remove than when dry.

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