With the popularity of the humble whiteboard constantly on the rise in schools, homes and offices across the world, it is also becoming increasingly common to find marker stains where they aren’t meant to be. Having young children around could very well lead to whiteboard marker winding up on your walls but, luckily, there are a number of ways to remove it:
- Take a can of hairspray and apply it to a soft, clean cloth. Use the cloth to wipe at the marker. You may need to reapply more hairspray to the cloth as you clean; just continue until your walls are stain free.
- Take some isopropyl alcohol and apply it to the bristles of an old toothbrush. Use the toothbrush to scrub rigorously at the whiteboard marker until it has disappeared.
- Take some WD-40 and give the affected wall area a good spray. Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the substance away; the marker stains should come away with it.
- Take some white toothpaste and apply it to the bristles of an old toothbrush. Use it to gently scrub at the wall until all of the ink has been removed.
Before using any of the above remedies on whiteboard markers stains, you should test the substance on an inconspicuous area of the wall, such as behind a cabinet or a door that is constantly kept open. This will allow you to check whether it makes the stains worse or affects the paint in any other way before using it somewhere obvious.