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valleyboy
Help with marker removal

Hi all:

I have a wooden wine case (unfinished oak) that I'd like to stain/dye. Unfortunately, someone marked up the top face of the case's lid with a sharpie or other permanent marker. Is there a way to remove most of this without damaging the wood or affecting its ability to accept stain? I've tried sanding it down; no luck.

kentvw
Re: Help with marker removal

Wonder if you have tried denatured alcohol?

valleyboy
Re: Help with marker removal
kentvw wrote:

Wonder if you have tried denatured alcohol?

I have not, but that's what I'm thinking may be the way to go. Thanks!

goldhiller
Re: Help with marker removal

And/or......lacquer thinner.

meggnmyroom
Re: Help with marker removal

that mr.clean miracle sponge works wicked good but im not sure if it will do anything to the wood, id look into it....

Re: Help with marker removal

I would "wet sand" the cabinet top with the stain you are going to use...maybe a 150 to 220 grit...

The stain along with the sanding should get the marker out...

If not.. Then I would "wet sand" some type of thinner..

Try to re-create this on another board and see what works...

I almost always wet sand stain.. It cleans the wood...

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Help with marker removal

WD-40 is an excellent spot remover. Test it first though.

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