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#1 of 11 Old 07-27-2005, 10:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My son wrote all over my coffee table this morning, he's done it before and I tried rubbing alcohol but it leaves a stain. help???
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if rubbing alcohol/hairspray hasnt worked, how about nail polish remover or a mr clean eraser thing?

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Hmm if it's unfinished wood could you just sand it off?

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lemon extract might work

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Try some goof off.

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Sand it off, that's what we do.
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Mr Clean Magic Eraser is amazing! It has taken marker off of all kinds of things at our house.
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I second the vote for nail polish remover. Good thing it's unfinished wood--I used this trick on my finished table and it stripped the sealer right off with the marker. :

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If all else fails, could you paint it rather than stain it? I mean because paint is opaque and stain is translucent...

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we had the same problem and ended up sanding it off but i heard those mr clean erasers work really well altho i never tried one
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word of caution about Mr Clean Erasure - it does take the top coating off. so u r taking off the surface when u clean. the worse and deeper the mark the more u take off. i have had friends who have permanent mark on the wall from using Mr Clean. while cleaning she did not realise she was taking some paint off too. the mark is like a faded part of the wall where it does look it has been scrubbed.

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