Heard that Noxema (sp?) takes permanent marker off of skin. I'm not sure how that would effect the color of the leather or the finish of your coffee table. Best of luck--my dh (normally calm) would freak over something like that too...
I really don't know if there is anything that can take it out of the fabric - but don't hold me to that. For the oak you might try some Murphy's Oil Soap, that is supposed to clean wood real well. You may want to warn dh before he comes home and sees it. Good luck to you.
hairspray, and peanut butter I was told ok
well for MamaMonica
you should try windex! It works on all the carpet/upolstery stains I have ever had even grease on my car floorboards!!!
Just wont work on sharpie.......
Off to try the hairspray on the couch.
and peanut butter, murphys oil soap (do I have any of this?? Grrr) and or comet for the table
The peanutbutter DID help the coffee table.... It took it down about 1/2 of what it did look like.
Then I tried the hair spray.....
Worked WONDERFULLY on the couch!!! I found the key was to spray a LIGHT spray, do NOT SATURATE IT!!! (I actually pulled off a patch of fabric about the size of a pencil eraser from rubing it when saturated!!) spray lightly and then pat/dab & rub.... MAJIC!!!
Then it was light, but still there, PLUS a bit... uh.... CRISPY;
so I used the trusty tried & true Windex fix for the left overs... And...
YOU CAN BARELY SEE IT NOW!!!
SO, I moved back to the coffee table, and the hairspray removed the majority of what was left there too!!!
It will work, *BUT* is very harsh, and it is toxic, AND it WILL eat finnishes. (especially varnish & laquered finnishes. -that IS what nail polish is-laquer.) So- i'd deffinatly say NO-NO for wood at least.
I used to work in a biology lab and we used Sharpies and other brands of permanent markers to label test tubes, etc. After the experiment was done, we'd spray the ink with ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and wipe it right off. It works much better than hairspray or acetone.