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Anybody know how to take magic marker off painted wall?

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My little picasso thinks are living room and his bedroom wall is his canvas. The pen is one of those dry eraser board pens in the living room, and a regular ball point pen in his bedroom. Seems like no matter how hard I try to keep the writing utensils put up and the other boys to put them away properly, it doesn't happen. Then our two year old afterburner with no rudder wannabe picasso finds them. He does his art quick.
Before I pull out the paint, was wondering if there was a quicker solution for me. Any ideas?

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But I have used cheap hair spray like Aquanet to remove ink marks..There is also a product called Goo that might work..Hope it helps

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I would try Oxyclean. Mix it in a spray bottle, but not too much cause you can't keep it once it is mixed. Spray on a rag and wipe it off. Be careful doing this, you may end up having to wash all of the wall
Another thing that might work is 409. You run the same risk with this and you have to rinse 409 or it will eat the paint or paper or so I was told, I have never rinsed it.
A little piece of advice to protect your walls, get a roll of butcher paper, cover the bottom half of a wall with it, and teach picaso that he can draw there all he wants. We gave Chucky some plain printer paper stapled together to draw in and so far (knock on wood) my walls have been safe.
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hehehe. Oh boy, I KNOW that problem. There are different things, one of which that I have on hand at the moment is Goop Off 2. Warning, this stuff WILL take the marker off, but if left on too long the paint WILL come with it. Then again, I can't imagine any amount of scrubbing that'll leave the paint intact, but then again, ever try to paint over magic marker? They have a paint, crud can't think of what its called, but it will cover up the marker so then when you paint over it, it won't seep through. Also, check in WalMart or any other store that sells paint in the paint section. You'll find some other products available over there that'll get the marker/crayon etc. off the walls. I had some other stuff I used to clean the house in Texas before we moved, it was a citrusy smelling stuff that I can't remember for the life of me what it was called. I came in a smaller than average, orange tinted spray bottle. I believe I found it in the chemical section of a Super WalMart (no, I'm not talking about the citrus stuff in the white squirt bottle, this stuff was different.) Anyway, take a look in the chemicals and paint section of WalMart, you'll find something to try there I'm pretty sure
Jenn
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Jenn
That stuff you're talking about is called Kilz. It will cover up ANYTHING...but you have to be careful. It's a latex based primer. Bright white. I was high for about 4 days when I redid my kitchen! The fumes gave me SUCH a head-ache. Thought my head was gonna explode! LOL
Another thought on that marker if the OxiClean doesn't work...Simple Green. I removed crayon from painted walls with that stuff before they came out with the oxi line. That orange cleaner that's made by the oxi clean people is pretty good, too.
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I just reread your post. Won't that dry erase marker just wipe off?? And ball point pen might even come off with just plain water and a little elbow grease.
God Bless America!

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Maybe this will help, I work maintainence for the housing authority here in loudon, and we use either OOPS, or goop goof off, not sure which that one is. It generally works at least on wood decks. Do u still have paint? if so spray it with Kilz first and just touch up paint, thats another little secret we do here so that we don't have to paint a apt. all the way out.
Cindi

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The Orange Clean seems to work real well. I thnk that is the one Jenn was talking about, comes in an orange bottle.
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Originally I just reread your post. Won't that dry erase marker just wipe off?? And ball point pen might even come off with just plain water and a little elbow grease.
God Bless America!
You know, I thought the same thing. I put movies on CDRW's for hubby to watch while on the road. On the plastic case that the cd's are in I used a dry erase marker to put the titles of what I burned onto the cd thinking that when I erase it and put new movies on I'd just wipe off the dry erase and relabel it as well. Wrong. That dry erase won't wipe off, won't erase off, won't come off with rubbing alcohol etc. So its more permanent than I thought it'd be. Now I just tape paper on the front and write on it lol
Jenn
"I love to give homemade gifts... which one of my kids do you want?"

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Great topic. Pazia did the same thing last week to her pretty pink walls. I just left it there, but I'll get around to trrying some of these solutions soon I hope.
I was looking at one of those decorating shows last week. (I do this now and wish instead of wishing from the sears catalog like I did when I was a child.) Anyhow, this one lady took a huge blackboard from a school and put it on one wall in her child's room. I hope to buy a smaller version and put it in Pazia's room. Maybe she will use it.

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I just thought of something I saw while shopping for school supplies last year. Try the office supply stores.
There is a cleaner made for cleaning up marks from dry erase markers. It came in a kit with an eraser and 5 dry erase markers. That was at Wal Mart, tho. I bet you can get it seperately at someplace like Office Depot or Staples.
A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another...

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When my kids were little and into painting the walls with pens of all types and crayons I found that lighter fluid seemed to take most of the marks off painted walls with less damage then the coloring.
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