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Removing Permanent Marker From Tile

If you have young children at home, permanent marker stains are no surprise. Kids will use your tiled floor to practice arts and crafts. Follow these steps to remove permanent markings on your tile floor. Step 1 - Marking over the permanent marker If the spot is not very old and dark, you can use the dry erase marker to mark over the permanent marker.


If you have young children at home, permanent marker stains are no surprise. Kids will use your tiled floor to practice arts and crafts. Follow these steps to remove permanent markings on your tile floor.

Step 1 - Mark over the permanent marker

If the spot isn't very old and dark, you can use the dry erase marker to mark over the permanent marker. Make sure you do this thoroughly without leaving any trace of the permanent markings. Next, use the eraser to erase the tile. Erase above the marks. This should leave the title clean.

Step 2 - repeat

If the permanent marker does not come off completely, repeat the process until the tile is completely free.
If you are creating a clear tile, you don't need to do the following steps. However, if the stains are old or very dark, you will need to follow the process below to remove the stains.

Step 3 - toothpaste and brush

Use a toothbrush and toothpaste. It is best to use a brush with old, stiff bristles. First, generously apply toothpaste to the tile and brush off the permanent marker. You need to be patient and work methodically. Next, wet a soft cloth and use it to wipe the tile. Toothpaste contains bleach that should help remove the stain.

Step 4 - Hairspray and Magic Eraser

If you still have marks after trying toothpaste, use hairspray. Aim the spray directly at the mark. Leave on for a few minutes and let it sit. Then wipe it with a damp cloth. If the hairspray doesn't work completely, you'll need to use a magic eraser. Magic erasers can be found at your local hardware store. They are both effective and expensive. Most people only try them when the other solutions don't work. Rub the Magic Eraser on the stain until it's gone.

Step 5 - nail polish remover

Nail polish remover is the last option. The abrasive nature of the nail polish remover could further damage your tiles. Use caution, especially when using an acetone-based remover, as it can easily peel off the cover of most tiles or blemish the stain. Apply the nail polish remover over the area with the permanent marker stain. When you're done, wipe it completely with a damp cloth.

If the stain remains, you need to consult a professional. You may suggest that you replace the tile because the stain may never be removed. Replacing the tile is not difficult. You'll need to customize the tile, remove the existing tile, and install a new tile. Replacing the tile should be your last resort as a new tile will usually look a little different from the rest of them.

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