Put on rubber gloves so you do not get the cleaning product, or permanent marker, on your hands.
Spray WD-40 directly on the stain. Let it sit for one minute. It will start dissolving the permanent marker ink during this time.
Use a dry cotton ball (or the corner of a white cloth or paper towel) to rub the stain. A lot of marker ink should transfer to the cotton ball.
Spray the stained area of the wood door again with the WD-40 and wipe it with a fresh cotton ball. Continue until all of the permanent marker is gone from the door.
Dampen a cloth and wipe it over the door to remove WD-40 residue.
Things You Will Need
- Rubber gloves
- Cotton ball
- According to earthascope.com, instead of WD-40 you can use regular (white and non-gritty) toothpaste to remove stains from wood. Wipe it over the stain and rub off with a cloth (or cotton ball).
- If you have neither WD-40 nor toothpaste on hand, you can try rubbing alcohol. Apply it to a cotton ball and rub it over the marker ink.