My toddler asked me for a dry erase marker. I told him that I thought there was one in a bin of school work in the dining room. Thinking that he was going to practice his handwriting, I went about my business. The next day I woke up to my keyboard “labeled” by my toddler and his twin sister.
I attempted to wipe off the marker with a tissue. As I rubbed the ink, I started to panic. The dry erase marker was not coming off the keys of my keyboard! I looked around and low and behold was a Sharpie laying on the music stand. I grabbed my usual cleaning products (Clorox wipes, baby wipes, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser) and none of them worked!
After texting my family and friends to see how I could fix this issue, my sister-in-law said that she had heard that dry erase marker can remove permanent marker off many surfaces. I decided to try it. I scribbled over the writing on the keys, wiped it and the marker came off! Yay!
Recently, my family moved into a new house, so I have been doing a lot of unpacking and purging. I came across an old dry erase book and decided to clean it, so I could give it away. After I started rubbing the surface to clean off the marker, I found that the kids must have used a permanent marker back when they were practicing their alphabet.
Instead of throwing away the book, I tried using a dry erase marker. I was so happy to see that it came right off!
Here are the basic instructions of removing unwanted permanent marker from a dry erase surface. First, you grab any color dry erase marker. Next, color over the writing. In the picture you will see that I used a purple marker.
Finally, wipe clean and you are finished!