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Does anyone know how to clean Sharpie off of tile floor?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
DS got hold of a Sharpie today and drew on himself, which I'm not really concerned about, and on the tile floor, which isn't pretty! I don't know what to use to get it off! :

Anyone have any ideas? TIA.
post #2 of 26
Get a dry erase marker and draw over the marks with the dry erase marker. It will take it right off!
post #3 of 26
Try rubbing alcohol, that usually removes sharpie fairly quickly. Good luck!
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by an_aurora View Post
Get a dry erase marker and draw over the marks with the dry erase marker. It will take it right off!
Reallly? A colored dry erase marker? I don't get it.
post #5 of 26
Do you have any microfiber cleaning rags? DS drew on our coffee table w/ permanent marker (red) and we got it off w/ a microfiber rag and water. It was one of the ones made specifically for household cleaning, so it's smooth (and white, if relevent) not thick & bumpy like the car wash ones, (aka pocket diaper inserts.
post #6 of 26
Try mineral spirits or paint thinner.
post #7 of 26
You can also use nail polish remover.
post #8 of 26
Would Magic Erasers work? I use Magic Erasers on everything..
post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by an_aurora View Post
Get a dry erase marker and draw over the marks with the dry erase marker. It will take it right off!

used it before and it works

also used baking soda.

we have had a couple incidents here.
post #10 of 26
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Would Magic Erasers work? I use Magic Erasers on everything..
I don't use them on EVERYTHING, but I do use them on stubborn stains and yeah, they rock.
post #11 of 26
Another vote for rubbing alcohol. Seriously. It also removes Sharpie marker from linoleum flooring and formica countertops, in case you ever need that information! (Ask me how I know!)
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by granolalight View Post
Reallly? A colored dry erase marker? I don't get it.
Any color dry erase marker works. Just color right over the sharpie and then rub it off. Some genius realtor used a sharpie on notebook paper and it went through onto our counter tops when we were trying to sell our home. Luckily I hadn't packed the dry erase markers yet and it came right off.
post #13 of 26
I'm going to have to try that dry erase marker trick next time!

Magic Erase has always worked for me with Sharpie.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by an_aurora View Post
Get a dry erase marker and draw over the marks with the dry erase marker. It will take it right off!
As soon as I saw the title, this was exactly my thought.
post #15 of 26
The dry erase marker trick also works if you've got permanent marker on your dry erase board--even if it's been there for years, although it might just end up very faded if it's been there that long.
post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
Great suggestions. Thanks everyone!
post #17 of 26
WD40 will work too. Though not exactly 'safe' or 'kid friendly'...

Do I get kicked out of the NFL community if I love that stuff? It's the exact opposite of duct tape!
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by quietserena View Post
WD40 will work too. Though not exactly 'safe' or 'kid friendly'...

Do I get kicked out of the NFL community if I love that stuff? It's the exact opposite of duct tape!
Remains neutral at all times and yet can destroy the universe?
post #19 of 26
This happened to us just last night! We used rubbing alcohol-- which we have also used in the past to get permanent marker off of white boards and computer monitors. Works pretty well but requires a little elbow grease.
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AlwaysByMySide View Post
I'm going to have to try that dry erase marker trick next time!

Magic Erase has always worked for me with Sharpie.
What is Magic Erase? Is that a cleaning product?
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