How to Remove Permanent Marker from Furniture
I purchased an old table at a yardsale that someone had discarded because a child had marked on its surface. My father restored that table by following these steps:
- Before you begin, test the paste on a part of the furniture that's not normally visible. You want to insure that the paste won't strip the paint or finish from the wood.
- Use white paste, not the gel, and put a small amount directly onto the furniture. With either a soft bristle toothbrush or a soft rag, start making circular motions and rubbing the paste into the marked area.
- Be patient. It may take several applications before the marker is completely removed.
- When the paste has taken on the color of the marker, wipe clean and repeat step two until the marks are no longer visible.