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the door, the bookshelf, the doll's face, the speakers, the chair....<br><br>
Needless to say, my toddler had a heyday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="help">
 

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Oh goodness... that sucks!<br><br>
I don't know if this helps but:<br><br><a href="http://housekeeping.about.com/od/stainremoval/a/inkstains.htm" target="_blank">http://housekeeping.about.com/od/sta.../inkstains.htm</a><br><br>
they recommend rubbing alcohol....
 

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Assuming your chair is fabric covered and washable .... I've had some luck using alcohol and a paste of Bon Ami/alcohol, following each with a rinse of hot water. If you can get under the fabric, slip a folded towel (one your are willing to turn into a rag) underneath and, as you work, keep refolding the towel as it dirties so that the ink and chemicals had a clean dry surface into which they can be absorbed.<br><br>
I'd try the same paste on the door, bookshelves and speakers if alcohol alone didn't get the marker off. In either event, rinse off with a sponge of hot water.<br><br>
The doll is probably the easiest - alcohol alone should clean that up.<br><br>
Let us know of your success/failure so we can all learn. Permanent marker is the worst of the worst.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Before anyone replied, I read that nail polish remover would work best on non-porous surfaces, so I bought a small bottle. Fortunately the part of the chair that got it was hard plastic- the back of an old office chair. I got the marker off the door, wall, bookshelf and chair using nail polish remover. I haven't gotten to the speakers yet, but they are small computer speakers with wire screen so I imagine that the nail polish remover will work on that too. The one thing that I should mention is that it did start to strip the paint off the wall pretty quickly, so I wiped it with hot water as soon as the marker came off.<br><br>
I am still struggling with the doll. It has a soft plastic head, but the nail polish remover just smeared the marker and now it looks worse. I am worried it may be too late and the marker may have set in permanantly. I need to get some rubbing alcohol soon and try it. I will let you know if it works!! (My poor ds is so upset because it is his special doll that he's had forever! Ah, little brothers!)
 
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