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Friday, September 3, 2010

Tip: Remove Old Dry-Erase Marks

{photo source} Sometimes I put Little Boy's worksheets in page protectors (the smooth kind), so he can do them over and over again with dry erase markers. Works great.

Except when you forget to erase it. And discover it several days later.
Then it's stuck.
So I turned to good ol' Google and started working my way through suggestions for removing dry erase marker.
Vinegar: didn't work much better than water.
90% rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer: I'm pretty sure that would've worked, but we were fresh out of both.
White toothpaste: worked like a charm.
You do have to wipe the toothpaste off with a little water, of course. I don't know whether toothpaste will work on other surfaces, but it does work on Little Boy skin--he managed to get a little bit of dry erase marker on his chin while I was working on toothpaste-ing his page protectors.
{cross-posted at Pie For Breakfast}


  1. Interesting, toothpaste who would have known. Don't you just love Google, it's one of my favorite friends. I can always count on her advise for anything!

  2. Alcohol is bad, because it messes with the dry-erase surface.


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