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How to Get Permanent Marker out of a Ceramic Floor

Ceramic floors, including ceramic tiles, are a common feature in many homes. The ceramic may be glazed or unglazed and comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Although ceramic flooring is generally considered to be fairly easy to maintain, certain stains are more difficult to remove.

Removing permanent marker from a ceramic floor is possible with a few different tools.

Things You Will Need

  • Makeup remover
  • Clean cloth(s)
  • Dish-washing liquid
  • Stain-removal cleaning sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol (if needed)
  • Hairspray (if needed)

Ceramic floors, including ceramic tiles, are a common feature in many homes.  The ceramic may be glazed or unglazed and comes in a variety of sizes and colors.

Although ceramic flooring is generally considered to be fairly easy to maintain, certain stains are more difficult to remove.  One such stain is the mark made by permanent marker.

Removing permanent marker from ceramic is possible with a little scrubbing and items that can be purchased at many grocery, home repair or hardware stores. 

  1. Apply a small amount of makeup remover to a clean cloth that you don’t mind staining. Scrub the permanent marker stain in a circular motion. Repeat until the stain is gone.
  2. Mix together a small amount of dish-washing liquid and water. Dip a clean cloth into the mixture, and scrub the area. Dry with a towel.
  3. Dampen a stain-removal cleaning sponge with water, and gently rub the stain if the permanent marker remains. Repeat until the stain is gone. Dry with a towel.
  4. Tip

    Other items that you may wish to use to remove the permanent marker include rubbing alcohol and hairspray. Apply the liquids directly to the stain, and wipe the area clean with a damp cloth to remove any stickiness when the mark is gone.

Things You Will Need

  • Makeup remover
  • Clean cloth(s)
  • Dish-washing liquid
  • Stain-removal cleaning sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol (if needed)
  • Hairspray (if needed)

Tip

  • Other items that you may wish to use to remove the permanent marker include rubbing alcohol and hairspray. Apply the liquids directly to the stain, and wipe the area clean with a damp cloth to remove any stickiness when the mark is gone.

About the Author

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.

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