Coolest Tip EVER!

This weekend we went to my parents house to celebrate family birthdays and, because we live in WI, the Superbowl (even though I could careless.  About the Superbowl that is.).

My daughter decided to color a picture at my parents dining room table with a permanent marker.  Well, it bled through onto the table. The worst part, my dad's boss (who he wants to truly impress), is coming over for dinner on Tuesday.  In a moment of crises we came up with only one resolution.  A table cloth.  Not the best choice.

After doing a quick search online, we found the answer.  I assure you!  It WORKS!

COLGATE!  However, use the plain white paste.  It works better than this stuff.

Put a generous amount of toothpaste on the permanent marker
With a cloth, start scrubbing.

Then, watch it disappear.

Here is what was left.  The white toothpaste will remove this too.  I plan on picking up a tube to get the rest off.

Amazing, right?


Chris said...

Depending on the surface marked, rubbing alcohol will also remove permanent marker, like on plastic toys or laminate surfaces.

Heather said...

This works on pen marks too. I have used it to clean many walls!!

Amy said...

WOW! Amazing tip... I have some lovely sharpie artwork on the white molding that I could not scrub off.. This is perfect thanks.

Emily Anne Knight Williamson said...

Who knew?
Thanks for sharing!

Denise of Ingleside said...

Hi, this is a wonderful tip :) i just told my sis. She wants me to ask you if there's a trick to get rid of the white circles on a dining room table?
thank you:)
Denise of Ingleside, PEI

The Funny Farm said...

you can also use hair spray. it works great, I just used it yesterday as a matter of fact

Deidre said...

Denise... I'm not sure about the white circles. But, it's toothpaste. It can't hurt to try!

Mama-Inski said...

mayo will get rid of water circles on tables :) thx for this tip! gonna file it for future reference (with a soon-to-be toddler, i'm sure i'll need it!)... gonna go venture through your site now ;)