how do you get permanent marker off painted walls with out taking paint off

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Carol - posted on 09/07/2011

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my 2.5 year old decided to color our newly painted walls with green on our camel colored wall. ;( I am having trouble getting this color out without scratching the surface. anyone have anything on this??

Karrie - posted on 04/08/2010

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If you have a GLOSSY surface use dry erase markers I know it sounds crazy but it works you just color over the marker with the dry erase marker and wipe it off. Also works fantastic on glass my daughter loves to color my windows and we have lots of them and she seems to always choose perm. marker.

Michelle - posted on 04/03/2010

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Mr. Clean magic eraser will take the marker off even if it is years after the fact we used it on a white door that my niece so lovingly marked up with a jiffy marker and it took the black right off.

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Vegemite - posted on 09/11/2011

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You could just chip of some of the paint, go to your local paint shop and get them to make you some spare paint. That's what we have done. Now I spot paint every couple of months when there are stains I can't remove. Bonus is the house always look freshly painted.

Carol - posted on 09/11/2011

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will magic eraser take the paint off the wall? It is painted a dark camel color.

Amber: will try the magic eraser and the toothpaste thing. I will also try the paint store. they may know more about this sort of thing. I will let u know. white paint is easy to clan off as u wont notice the paint being off. will keep u posted as to what i find outl.

Amber - posted on 04/06/2010

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lightly rub with magic eraser just to smear it and then rub with toothpaste to get the rest off!!!

Jessica - posted on 04/03/2010

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there is alot on my wall and i tried the magic eraser it is takin all the paint off

Lea - posted on 04/03/2010

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Well, not sure about not taking the paint off, but Magic Eraser works wonders for me. I do have a little of the paint come off, but the permanent marker comes off too. With lots of elbow grease. I know because my son has decided that my walls are his canvas and whenever I remove something he adds something else. I'm always putting pens and crayons up and away but he always manages to get a hold of something.

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